We love our HDTV, except when it comes to explaining it. According to Hitachi Research, 66% of American consumers surveyed say they would not be comfortable trying to explain HD options such as 720p, 1080i and 1080p. But here’s the real kicker, as ZDNet points out, 72% of college-educated adults are “not comfortable”, while only 59% of those without a college education say the same. Guess that degree’s not worth what it once was, huh?
For your own HDTV brush-up course, check out the Wikipedia explanation of different HD formats. Image above is a (slightly-altered) copy of the entry’s illustration.