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HD Displays Continue Outpacing HD Reception

NEW YORK: More households can display high-definition video images than the number of homes tapping into HDTV sources. The latest figures provided by the Television Bureau of Advertising indicate that about 22 percent more households have HD displays than those that receive HD programming. In total, HD display penetration reached 46.3 percent of U.S. TV households, while HD programming reached 35.9 percent. The disparity accounts for displays without tuners. Factoring out those displays without DTV tuners, the gap diminishes. Homes with HDTV receivers comprise 38.4 percent of TV households.