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3) What has been the most pressing challenge in the HDTV roll out?
The availability of program material and equipment (set-top boxes and/or alternative devices) to demonstrate a high definition signal for demonstration purposes. In addition, how to easily explain high definition to consumers without speaking the foreign language of 480p, 1080i, interlaced, progressive--yikes, it's enough to overwhelm a brain surgeon.
4) What markets or product categories will be growth areas in 1999?