A Big Holiday Seller: High Definition Television

If you've been shopping for electronics this holiday season, you probably haven't been able to avoid walking by rows and rows of high definition television sets. Greg Gent of Gent's Elite Home Brands says it's probably the single most popular item this Christmas season.

HDTV outperforms regular television because it broadcasts at a much higher resolution. That means instead of seeing 525 lines of resolution, as normal, you're going to see 1,080 with high definition. And while not all programs you watch are broadcast like this right now, the government says they have to be by 2006, which means High Definition Television isn't going anywhere.

If you're in the market to buy HDTV, don't be afraid to ask questions, and make sure you know what you're getting into. Because after you buy your net set, with prices starting at $1,200, you still might need to buy a special tuner to make it work, depending on what kind of service you choose.

If you have an HDTV set, and you want to watch WBKO in high definition, you can tune in to Channel 33, where we broadcast our HDTV signal.