Originally Posted by rbinck
What make me suspicious of the high numbers is the % of subscribers to HD service. The last figures I heard (about a year ago) was about 15% of the subscribers had HD service. That seem like the real important survey to me, how many households watch HD, not just have the sets. That would indicate the demand and demand is what drives providers to HD.
This issue IMO, goes hand in hand with HDTV household penetration.
It isn't enough to get the consumer to buy an HDTV. Heck - that's automatic now.
The struggle is to get them to pay for HD service which is available in many different delivery systems.
And like the penetration %'s - the results are like horses**t - all over the road.
And each HD delivery system provider is being cagy about their data.