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“Next time your neighbor starts bragging about his snazzy high-definition plasma screen, just smile to yourself.
Chances are, Mr. Sophisticated has just paid a lot of money to watch the same old picture blown up to a bigger size. If he’s like most high-definition TV set owners, he doesn’t really have high-def programming on the screen.
Less than one in four owners of HDTV sets actually subscribe to cable or satellite channels that broadcast in crisp, clear high-def. In other words, fewer than 2 percent of television-owning households – about 2 million homes – subscribe to HD programming, though nearly 9 percent own an HDTV-ready set. About 1.2 million households have digital tuners to get HD signals over the airwaves.”
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