HDTV or High-definition television in the United States was introduced in 1998 and has since become increasingly popular. Dozens of HD channels are available in millions of homes and businesses both terrestrially and via subscription services such as satellite, cable and IPTV.
A November 2009 survey by Home Media Magazine found that between 33 and 50 percent of Americans have at least one HDTV in their home. Also, 66 percent said they subscribe to HDTV services.
Prices on big-screen flat-panel TVs have taken a steady plunge in the U.S. since the first plasma TVs went for over $10,000 in the late nineties with no lack of quality or demand, according to the Kiplinger.com
The latest lines of big-screen LCD and plasma sets offer consumers a better bang for their buck than ever before. And if you want to keep some extra cash in your pocket this spring you can even take advantage of deals on last year’s high-end models as retailers make room for the 2010 line-up.