While many Americans have yet to buy their first high-definition television, a new report from DisplaySearch, a consumer electronics research firm, warns the industry that if it wants to keep improving HDTV sales, it will need to quickly install some features that are now extra-cost add-ons available only in high-end models.
Built-in Internet access, 1080p resolution, PVR capabilities and upgraded HDMI connection standards need to become standard fare by next year, the director of research at DisplaySearch, Calvin Hsieh, said. â€œOur research shows that the growth of the market will peak between 2009 and 2011. Thereafter, growth will be limited without the development of new, enhanced features for TVs,â€ he said.
I don't really see why PVR capabilities and internet access is even needed for an HDTV...they're still talking about 1080P which we already have.
Does anyone else give a rats ass about silly add-ons? I'm interested more-so in better picture quality and prices...??