How many will watch Superbowl in HD??

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  1. Jeff Beverly

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    how many people worldwide do you think will see the superbowl in HD? i really have no basis from which to make an educated guess... what do you "experts" think?
     
  2. Paul W

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    I know I will...so, at least one.
    The statistical combinations of those with HDTV and those who give a rat's ass about the Giants or Ravens probably isn't that much.
    I'm watching it for the novelty (and for showing off to the neighbors).
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  3. John Tillman

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    Me too, so thats two.
    Maybe a couple hundred thousand? 2000 was not the year of the set top box. 2001 bodes a bit better...
     
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    I'll be watching!
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    I really don't care for football. I'd rather watch a movie [​IMG] I'll probably switch over to it for 5 or 10 minutes, though, just to check out the picture quality. Unless somebody happens to be over that really wants to watch it...
     
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    Oh, three or four. [​IMG]
    I'll have several friends and coworkers over. If the game gets boring, we will put on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon early. Otherwise, we will watch it after the game.
    This will be quite the setup...the HDTV feed will be on the big screen upstairs. The smaller RPTV will be downstairs, fed through the TiVo (so we can make our own instant replays, and make it to the kitchen without missing any of the action). Then I am going to set up another TV in the guest bedroom with kid vids on DVD to keep the younger ones entertained.
    It'll be a pizza party, and even a birthday party, with cake and ice cream.
    A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
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    You better believe I will be. And about 15 other friends that are coming over. Add 16.
     
  9. Frank

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    My guess is that between 50 and 100 thousand people worldwide will be enjoying it in HDTV format.
    I will be watching it in HD just like I did last year.
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    Myself and about 5 of my friends are going to watch the HD broadcast and I will Tivo the NTSC signal to see the "bullet-time" gimmick. On a nationwide scale I would say that a lot of people will watch, but it will be on fewer sets. I'm hoping that the game will help to generate sales of HDTV to the more average consumers. Thanks, Chris
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    The irony is that here in Northern California, with the current power situation, we're lucky to even watch the Super Bowl at all, let alone in HDTV.
    If the Raiders had made it, there would be blood on the streets if the game was blacked out here. [​IMG]
    Looks, like I'll get the Panny DTV set-top decoder, and watch the game next year in HDTV.
    Let us know how it went you lucky HDTV people!
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