Nearly half of Americans would rather watch college or professional football on a HDTV than in person

are gearing up for Thanksgiving – turkey, getting together with family and
friends … and football. But a recent Motorola survey found that more people
would rather watch the big game on a high-definition TV than in person.

Motorola Inc. recently commissioned a survey among more than 1,000 adults
nationwide and found that 45 percent would rather watch college or professional
football on a high-definition TV than watch the game in person.

Only one in three respondents (or 32 percent) indicated they would rather watch
a college or professional football game in person.

“The survey results really speak to the popularity of high-definition
programming,” said Doug Means, Motorola corporate vice president and general
manager, Home and Networks Mobility. “The color, the clarity and the crispness
of a sporting event delivered in high definition is almost like being there –
but from the comfort of your own home.”

The survey also found that more men than women would rather watch football on a
high definition TV than in person (51 percent of men vs. 41 percent of women).

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