New study says more than 2/3 of U.S. Households have at least 1 HDTV set [Jake's DTV Blog]
Higher income households have higher percentages of HDTV ownership, as 85% of families with an income over $75,000 per year have at least one HDTV. While households with incomes under $30,000 a year have significantly lower HDTV ownership, there still is at least one HDTV in 48 percent of those homes.
While HDTV's have grown so impressively, older sets are still being used. Of all the TV sets in use in the U.S., about 60% are not HDTVs. Understandably, more households seem to have moved to HDTVs in their primary viewing areas, while using their older sets elsewhere in the house.
3DTV has not seen nearly as much growth as HDTV has over the past few years. In fact, the numbers for 3DTVs were downright abysmal. Eighty percent of respondents knew about 3DTV but only 5 percent even expressed interest in owning a 3DTV. Even worse, of the 3 percent of households that own a 3DTV, fewer than half of those households even make use of the 3D capability.