Video: Eye Popping Tv But It'll Cost You

Raise the curtain, and a drum roll, please: High-definition TV is about to come to center stage. Years in the making, souped-up digital HDTVs are finally expected to land in electronics stores by Christmas. Early buyers will be able to bask at home in the kind of wide-screen cinematic splendor they have come to expect at their local multiplex. Besides big-theater sound, HDTV presents vivid, ghost-free pictures that enable viewers to discern freckles, blades of grass, and dress patterns, whether the TV signals originate over air waves, cable, or satellite.

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