18% of Consumers Can’t Tell HD from SD

To be honest, I would’ve thought even more people couldn’t tell the difference. Of course, this isn’t a scientific study, it’s a phone survey, so it’s not necessarily completely accurate. I can’t say I’m surprised though. While my TV isn’t true HD (it’s 1080i instead of 1080p), I found it hard to tell the difference when it came to DVDs. Games I notice a big difference, but not movies.

A recent survey by the Leichtman Research Group (LRG) shows that 18 percent of HDTV owners think they’re watching high-definition shows, when in fact they’re viewing standard definition programming. The findings are based on a telephone survey of 1302 U.S. households.

via PC World

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