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Can You Explain HDTV?

While you may be dreaming of the beach and vacationing in far off places a new survey from Hitachi America reveals that while high-definition televisions are still on consumers' minds. Seventy-eight percent of consumers said their next TV will be an HDTV and apparently, women are driving more purchases of bigger and better screens.

"This deep desire for HDTV continues to skyrocket despite ongoing consumer confusion," says the report from Hitachi. "Nearly two-thirds of consumers said they would not be comfortable explaining the various HDTV options in the market (e.g., DLP, LCD and Plasma), revealing the need for continuing consumer education as they select the HDTV that best fits their viewing, design and lifestyle needs."

As expected, women are a driving force behind big consumer purchases, with nearly half of households (45 percent) reporting that women are responsible for researching big electronics purchases. Interestingly, when discussing HDTV options such as DLP, LCD and Plasma, seven in ten (73 percent) women say they are confused by the options, compared to only about half (51 percent) of men.

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rachelface rachelface 10 years
i voted yes, and yet another reason why i'm a nerd. i just can't wait till HD becomes standard. only a few more years i'm sure :D
megagirl megagirl 10 years
nope - but I'll learn eventually - like when I can afford to buy one!
woodycakes woodycakes 10 years
sad part is, i'm a broadcast communication major. LoL
inthewrong inthewrong 10 years
I'm in the same boat as torisweettooth. Working for a cable company doesn't give you much of a choice but to be able to explain it.
kidora kidora 10 years
Its clear its bright, and I can't afford it yet.
Cherryluv Cherryluv 10 years
I just say it's High Definition TV, haha, and that's it's the best quality that you can get on TV currently.
llendril llendril 10 years
i'm fine with watching my tivo recordings on low quality. i luckily have no desire to own a HDTV at this point in my life.
starofsorrow starofsorrow 10 years
I understand the basics of HDTV, but I don't fully know everything about it, or how to select one for myself. However, I know that next time I buy a TV, it'll be a HDTV, but that won't happen for at least a few years, so I've got time to learn. =)
torisweettooth torisweettooth 10 years
lol...i need to. I work for a cable company. :)
jhuck jhuck 10 years
I researched everything about HD for a friend who was buying a new tv for a new house. After about 2 months of reading up on all the options, I made a chart, and we figured out what would be best for her. The end result is one damn nice tv!
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