Study: Half of HDTV Owners Don’t Have Access to HD
Nearly half of Americans who own HDTV technology are unable to actually receive high-definition programming, and up to a quarter believe incorrectly that they’re watching in HD. That’s according to a survey by Leichtman Research Group that was reported Monday in the Rocky Mountain News.
Leichtman attributed the high-def gap to certain programs not yet being available in HD, as well as various cable companies and satellite providers failing to make the necessary hardware available, and/or customers neglecting to sign up for it. The group recommended that viewers check listings to make sure their favorite programs are broadcast in HD, and to investigate local options for receiving the programming.