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By Joyzelle Davis, Rocky Mountain News
December 9, 2006

When HDNet launched five years ago as the nation's only 24-hour high-definition network, HDTVs were a novelty seen only in sports bars and living rooms of the rich.
Five years later, more than 3.2 million HDTVs will be sold in the U.S. this fourth quarter, according to Pacific Media Associates, more than three times as many as were sold in all of 2001.

As those HDTV buyers hook up their new sets, they'll want high-definition programming to showcase the technology. -HDNet is no longer the only high-definition network around, with networks such as Discovery, ESPN and Food Network launching high-def versions.

Philip Garvin, who co-founded HDNet with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, admits that it's not hard to be a high-definition home's favorite channel when there aren't a lot of other options....

( The entire article is at the following source: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/tech/article/0,2777,DRMN_23910_5201555,00.html )
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