Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Downtown Toronto • Toshiba 52XL177 • HD DVD Toshiba • Rogers HDPVR Cisco 8642
It's not that long ago that "digital tv" was considered something exotic. Now 2 out of 3 customers are on digital -- at least one TV in the home is on a digital box. And almost of those 37% at Dec 31 were HD. I am guessing Jan/Feb sees a significant uptick in new HD subscribers ... so that means around 25% of all Rogers TV subscribers -- analog and digital -- are watching on HD.
That's pretty remarkable considering only a couple of years ago many of us here were bemoaning the lack of HD programming in prime time. Now we have services like Newsworld and CNN in HD -- who'da thunk? Not to mention HBO in HD and HD On Demand. The world is shifting under our feet.
It comes at a cost: the old Gerrold converter attached to the TV with a 20 foot cord we used to trip over may have brought us 30 channels of analog TV for under $20 in the late 1970s ... but I, personally, can't complain about the value I get for $60 today on my TV (and, with 2 HD sets, yes, I am paying more than "average"). Then again, a 1979 $20 paycheque doesn't buy today what it did when I had no grey hairs!