This is indeed an informative and accurate article by Michael Hill. And the fact that it is the front page splash on the weekly TV guide in a major newspaper in a top 10 DMA is very encouraging for HDTV. I bet the local retailers wish it had come out several weeks ago!
Yes, I'm also relieved to see a cover story about HD. It would be nice if they would start indicating in the weekly listing itself which programs are in HD.
Did you notice the title of this article in the table of contents: "All About HDTV "? Yeah right ... a 1-1/2 page article. Only mention of sports is "some high profile sporting events will soon be carried in HDTV." Nothing specifically about movies.
It's a start I guess (after 4 years of HDTV broadcasting in the Washington market).
Even at 1-1/2 pages, it should be required reading for every Best Buy, Circuit City, etc. salesperson. At least it was accurate and goes a long way to dispelling myths that are too often still heard and passed around (e.g., "There are no HDTV programs yet. You have to wait until 2006.", etc.) I bet if you had assembled the collective knowledge of every Best Buy video department manager in Wash DC last week, they could not have written that story. Here on AVS we easily forget there is vast ignorance out there. With cover page stories in TV-Week, the knowledge-tables are turned more to the consumer's side.
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