With all of the talk from TV stations saying that there have not been enough HDTV sets sold, does anyone really know how many have been sold?
Any body care to take a rough guess.
This is from a news story;
July 13, 2001
CBS, which broadcasts most of its prime-time schedule in the high-definition format, is hoping the wider availability of its digital programming could help drive the sale of HDTV sets. Viewers without HDTV sets can't see the improved quality of digital transmissions, and it is estimated that fewer than one million homes in the U.S. have HDTV sets.
There are actually 2 issues here. The number of sets that are HDTV capable and the number that have the STB to receive HDTV broadcasts.
The numbers I've heard are that there are slightly more than 1 million HDTV capable sets and approximately 25K-35K STBs (or people who can watch HDTV). I have also heard the number 100K for STBs. Either way it isn't many.
We are still in the early adaptor stage of HDTV and have got years to go.