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HDTV sales drive programming boom

Denver-area buyers beware: You'll likely need pay-TV service

By Joyzelle Davis, Rocky Mountain News
November 29, 2006

It's beginning to look a lot like a high-definition Christmas.

More than 3.2 million flat-panel HDTVs will be sold in the U.S. this fourth quarter, nearly twice as many as the same period last year, according to Pacific Media Associates....

( The entire article is at the following source: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/tech/article/0,2777,DRMN_23910_5176518,00.html )

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"As many as 56 percent of households with high-definition TVs didn't obtain the special equipment - such as set-top boxes from a cable- or satellite-TV provider - that's needed to see high-definition signals... this can lead to buyer's remorse because analog TV signals can look worse stretched to fill an HDTV screen than they would on a standard definition set."]
Somehow I don't feel sorry for all these people suffering from buyer's remorse --
the information is out there, they just didn't do their homework.

Does HDTV sales drive HD programming - or - does programming drive sales?

The correct answer is yes.
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