HDTV So Good, Viewers Will Watch HD Shows They Don’t Even Like

A recent Motorola survey found that consumers with HDTV were so astounded by the picture on the screen that they watched almost anything that looked good, whether they were really interested in the subject or not.

And, the survey found that all those brilliant images had an unintended side-effect for nearly one in five of the respondents: Real life now looks blurry when compared to the crisp picture on their hi-def TV sets.

Of those watching the brilliant picture on their high-definition plasmas and LCD screens:

  • 30 percent said they are “watching more nature shows than they did in 3rd grade”
  • 12 percent said they are watching sports, even though they don’t like sports, and
  • 11 percent are using HDTV to their delight in pointing out celebrity blemishes and flaws

I guess this is not good news for people who already admit they watch too much television.  I’m starting to have clients as me to plan for HDTV in the kitchen so they will stop eating their meals in the family room.

By the way, the number one movie respondents want to see in HDTV is “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  I’m not sure if that is due to when the survey was taken or if it is because this 1946 classic is such a chart topper.

I hope you have the happiest of holidays!

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