Originally Posted by Chris Gerhard
Obviously all of these estimates are from statistical surveys and I don't know which are scientific and which are not, but I might take a few minutes here later and track down more claims but I call complete and total BS on any number less than 35% now...
Nielsen gets its number from the 4000 households they directly survey. So when they say "24% have HD sets" what they mean is that 960 of their 4000 homes have HD an then extrapolate.
It's exactly the same method that is used to determine that 40% of America watched the Super Bowl last year, or that 5% watched CSI last week. And yes that is considered a scientific survey.