Houston Burns for HDTV

The National Association of Broadcasters and the Consumer Electronics Association have installed HDTVs in a variety of family settings in Houston, Portland, Ore. and Indianapolis as part of a campaign to increase awareness and understanding of DTV. The most unusual "family setting" used is Houston Fire Station 75.

The fire station has been outfitted with a 57-inch HDTV, donated by Sony for a 30-day trial period. The firefighters are documenting their experience with the TV. The firefighters at the station, though not technically a family, were selected for Houston because they are a close-knit group.

Houston residents are also able to view HDTV at the Compaq Center, Space Center Houston, and the Houston Visitors Center. The TVs will be in the city through the end of March.