More than 39 million US households have an HDTV set – and the figure keeps on rising.
Yet a sizeable proportion – 43 per cent or 17 million – either don’t have or don’t watch HD content.
Freesat doubled sales of its satellite packages in the last quarter of 2008.
Emma Scott, MD of the UK’s free-to-air digital satellite television service, said high definition content from the BBC and ITV have helped drive sales.
For a while now, Sony’s PS3 has done very well out of being the best Blu-ray player in its price range – oh, and you can play games with it too.
So it will be interesting to see how it fares now that Microsoft’s Xbox is offering US users streaming HD content from Netflix.
That, and the fact that Blu-ray player prices generally are falling, may have some impact on the Sony console.
Cumulative sales of HDTVs to date surpassed 10 million in the UK, according to a report by GfK Retail and Technology.
In the first six months of 2008, more than 2 million were added and the market research firm expects the cumulative total to be approaching 15 million by the end of 2008.