Nowadays the hdtv is the in thing to have, just because the picture is so much better. If you understood what it is all about then fine, but for the average person, it seems to be just another technological instrument that has to be mastered to be set up by yourself, or if you know of someone who may know these kind of things you will get it set up in a jiffy no doubted with the lecture of how it works and what it can do and cant.
It is all about speedy communication, in a little box. Some may call the magic wondrous box an hdtv receiver, others may call it a decoder, all in all you can call it what you want because it is going to do what you were told it is going to do, which is have a better picture. All you hear from those people who rush out and get the new hdtv and hdtv receiver, or combo is that you just got to have one.
You would swear that life would seize to exist if you didn't have an hdtv receiver in your home at this point in our technological life. You got all the other technological toys, why not this one? "You need it