By Suzanne Choney
December 31, 2007
What's not to love about HDTV? The picture is fabulous, prices are coming down dramatically and there's hundreds of sets from which to choose.
But many consumers who buy high-definition television sets are getting them home, turning them on and thinking what they're seeing on the screen is HDTV.
It's not. Chances are a new digital set, HDTV or not, offers a much-improved picture than an older, tube-based TV. But that doesn't mean the screen is displaying programming in high-definition.
Nor does buying a set that is advertised as HDTV-ready or HDTV-capable.