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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 04:06 AM

36pct of U.S. to have HDTV next year
Posted by XanTium | June 28 23:06 EST | News Category: (default)
 
From tomshardware.co.uk:


The latest prediction from the Consumer Electronics Association is that 16 million HDTVs will be sold this year, increasing the total number of sets to over 50 million.

According to CEA, 36.5 million high definition TVs are already in US homes, accounting for about 30% of nationwide households. The trade group expects that number to rise to 52.5 million, or 36%, by 2008.


Full Story: tomshardware.co.uk




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Posted 29 June 2007 - 03:51 AM

and about 20% of those are/will be paid off... rolleyes.gif

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 07:08 AM

QUOTE(gcskate27 @ Jun 29 2007, 05:27 AM) View Post

and about 20% of those are/will be paid off... rolleyes.gif

exactly jester.gif

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 08:23 AM

lol^

Lets see, in my household..we have 5 HDTVs? 6 if ya' wanna count a broken one. lol.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 04:49 PM

No HDTV's in my house yet but now the price is coming down ill be getting a samsung HDTV in a few months time. I bet there a dam site cheaper in the U.S than here!

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 05:25 PM

Depends what you consider as an HDTV, I was using a regular 20" WS LCD monitor as a TV hooked up to an HD receiver with DVI-Out. So it was HD, and it was being used as a TV...

Edited by TheIrishLad, 29 June 2007 - 05:25 PM.


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Posted 29 June 2007 - 05:57 PM

I don't have any HDTVs...

though I do have an HD projector

though the only things hook up to that are game consoles and an OPPO dvd player.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 06:27 PM

QUOTE(sicknasty413 @ Jun 29 2007, 02:59 AM) View Post

lol^

Lets see, in my household..we have 5 HDTVs? 6 if ya' wanna count a broken one. lol.


GG, that's alot of HDTVs for one household laugh.gif

I've got a 26 inch Samsung widescreen HDTV (720p and 1080i)

And an HD Dell projector as well (720p and 1080i).

I didn't really get into HD until the end of last year. I had a customer trade me the Samsung TV for alot of mods I had to do and enjoyed it so much I replaced my old projector with an HD one. It's surprising how so many people still don't even know what HD is ohmy.gif I might be one of the only people I know (other than customers I meet modding) that even has an HDTV laugh.gif

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 09:24 PM

Well, I have 2 HDTV's (One CRT and one LCD-just bought). Both are paid for, thanfully! biggrin.gif



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Posted 29 June 2007 - 09:50 PM

WOW.. you guys are so cool because you are bragging about your TVs....

what a waste for a form topic..
WHO CARES!!! also...

Digital TV Deadlines
The FCC currently has a February 17, 2009, deadline for the transition to all digital broadcasting. On this date, all analog broadcasting will stop, and consumers will need to buy converter boxes to receive programming on their older TVs. This deadline has been pushed back several times in the last few years because of both broadcasters' and consumers' inability to meet the FCC's criteria for a successful transition to digital broadcasting. TV stations must have the equipment to send digital broadcasts, and consumers must have the TVs to receive them.

For more information on the transition to digital, visit the FCC's Web site www.dtv.gov


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Posted 29 June 2007 - 10:01 PM

It's a thread about hdtvs in households and the adults are discussing what hdtv's they have in their households. Come back when you're ready not to be an idiot.

This is the bigger news though http://www.usatoday....oxes-usat_N.htm

A Federal Communications Commission order taking effect on Sunday requires all major cable operators to give up the conventional cable boxes they so profitably lease to subscribers. These proprietary boxes contain technology for functions such as video-on-demand and perhaps a digital video recorder — and also house the operator's decoder that unscrambles digital, premium and HDTV channels.

All big operators now will have to provide a standard external decoder called a CableCard that plugs into their box — or into equipment from any company. Customers could ditch the operator's box and get their channels via a TV, DVR, computer or other device built for CableCards.

Edited by hamwbone, 29 June 2007 - 10:03 PM.


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Posted 29 June 2007 - 10:09 PM

QUOTE(hamwbone @ Jun 29 2007, 04:37 PM) View Post

It's a thread about hdtvs in households and the adults are discussing what hdtv's they have in their households. Come back when you're ready not to be an idiot.


your quote had me laughing out of my chair...


anyways, yeah, i got 2 in the house - one 32" in the bedroom and one HD projector in the theater.

more importantly than the percentage of HDTVs in consumers homes is how many are actually connected to an HD source - it is amazing how people just buy these HDTVs because they look nice on the wall and then hook up their VCRs to them...seriously i am not kidding...

with LCD prices dropping and plasmas falling out...the percentage of homes will continue to rise...


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Posted 29 June 2007 - 10:24 PM

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According to CEA, 36.5 million high definition TVs are already in US homes, accounting for about 30% of nationwide households. The trade group expects that number to rise to 52.5 million, or 36%, by 2008.


36.5million tvs = 30%

so 100% = (36.5m/30)*100 = 121.67million

using the whole of america as 121.67m households,

36% = 0.36*121.67m = 43.8million


52.5million = 43.15%

Extra 16million = an extra 13.15%

They are off by 7.15%

Conclusion : Someone really cant do maths very well and should make sure their teacher/mummy checks their sums before they put anything on the interweb.

whats even worse is im the first person to notice



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Posted 29 June 2007 - 11:02 PM

Well I am a install specialist in tampa fl for brighthouse and install at least 2 hd boxes on new hdtv's every day. and for the above comment we switch to the seperated security boxes mid june so they are making us take all the old ones and get rid of tyhemas fast as possible because when the new ones ship the others becom paperweights.

The funny thing about these hdtv's is that it seems people are buying the really cheap hdtv's because no one really has any idea of what hd really is. I see so many olevias and vizios out there and people just dont know why the picture quality isnt all that great. Its because cable still has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to hd programming

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 09:08 PM

The real question is how many of those will have HDCP




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