September 01, 2003
HDTV: Too Little for Joe Consumer to Justify
I hope the situation changes quickly, but I hate to admit that there is *still* far too little high-definition programming for your average consumer to care about getting an HDTV setup.
Of course, it's a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation: without HD viewers, there's not as much incentive for stations to make the investment, and without stations broadcasting HD content, there's not much incentive for consumers to buy expensive HDTV equipment.
Thankfully, the US government mandated that the change will happen. Of course, we're now fairly well behind the planned roll-out schedule, and I don't see that gap being made up any time soon.Posted by Craig | Permalink