The latest prediction from the Consumer Electronics Association is that 16 million HDTVs will be sold this year, increasing the total number of sets to over 50 million...
According to CEA, 36.5 million high definition TVs are already in US
homes, accounting for about 30% of nationwide households. The
trade group expects that number to rise to 52.5 million, or 36%, by
2008. CEA has reported in previous surveys that the majority of HDTV
owners are pleased with their set, but many of them are still confused
about the differences between actual HD content and content that's
upconverted from a standard definition source.
The newest CEA report also showed that 66% of people who receive
over-the-air HD content get it through a cable operator, 27% via
satellite, and 8% from an HD antenna. CEA also found that 30% of HDTV
owners own more than one HDTV, and around 5% receive HD content from
both cable and satellite.