Sony's First-Ever "TV Intimacy Poll" Finds That "Size Matters" - HotHardware
Sony's First-Ever "TV Intimacy Poll" Finds That "Size Matters"

Sony's First-Ever "TV Intimacy Poll" Finds That "Size Matters"

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear "TV Intimacy?" On second thought, don't answer that. The good news is that Sony's idea is quite different than most of our minds would guess, as the company has just published results from its first-ever TV Intimacy Poll. Conducted online in November 2011 by Harris Interactive among more than 2,000 U.S. adults, the survey shows that 62 percent of Americans spend three hours or more per day with their TVs, but many are ready to break up because they are unsatisfied, citing their TV’s size as the top factor.

The poll shows that more than half of Americans (53 percent) would ‘break up’ with their current TV for one with features that better suit their needs. If doing so, why not shack up with a perfect soul mate to join in a more lasting, fulfilling relationship?  In addition to the nearly one-third (32 percent) of Americans dissatisfied by their TV’s size, other current television turn-offs include old age, with 31 percent of consumers saying they're embarrassed by their outdated TV set.  Another 26 percent feel their needs aren’t satisfied and that there are TVs out there that are a better fit for them. With holiday parties on the horizon, hosts and guests everywhere are likely searching holiday deals to save another year of embarrassment.



“In the same way friends and family would encourage a loved one to leave an unfulfilling relationship, we at Sony want to urge TV consumers to take advantage of the holiday buying season to date around,” said Jennifer Sassen, vice president brand activation at Sony Electronics. “Happiness is something you can’t put a value on, so it’s worth it to see if there’s other ‘fish in the sea.’ Sony Stores are a great place to test the waters and find a better fit for your lifestyle.” So, as you consume gobs of TV today post-Black Friday shopping, ask yourself: just how intimate is your relationship with your TV? (Keep the dirty details to yourself.)
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Well! I have an out dated Sony T.V. model & I'm not really worried, because I have a computer hooked up with a T.V. add in card that gives me good resolution throught its computer generation. Better than my 720 resolution that I would get if I'd stay with it's internal settop box. So this will last me some time yet to go. Hopefully to get even lower prices by the never ending economic downturn that we're in. Maybe even get one of those next higher resolution up above the 1080 Sony T.V. models. Hope to see it sooner than later.

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Yeah! Gazd1 and even better than a 1080 also I believe. I've had one before and it was real cool.

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I love my TV! I just got the new Samsung SmartTV with the qwerty keyboard. It is a 3d enabled, LED, 1080P, four HDMI in, built in 802.11 B/G/N connection, and 802.3 connection. It is insanely thin and it comes with a full web browser including flash support! Oh yes! Flash Support. So you can watch all the Hothardware.com vidoes you want all day. I have skype on it as well with camera, totally awesome to use it to get calls in and to make calls out. This feature to get calls in is not a specific feature with every skype account. You have to buy the number and service to use it. However, skype to skype is free. Even the charged services are extremely cheap, only $0.02 per minutes within local calling range. However, this blog is about tv's not skype service. The tv also comes with more than 500+ apps you can download to it, which is totally awesome. And, you can plug in a flash drive to watch video, listen to music, or even to charge a phone. The specific model is a here .

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Sorry here--> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889102559

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hey lifeasjosh, do you work for Samsung??? Just kidding! Your TV sounds awesome, like it can pretty much do everything, accept make you a sammich :P

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Meh. I just go by which size feels natural.

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i would think resolution/refresh rate maybe contrast ratio would have been mentioned. i mean, i'd rather have a picture that is great- the size is what i can do for my budget. kind of secondary.

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I have a 42" plasma and am perfectly happy with it. It is over 4 years old and 42" is really the largest set that I can fit in my space. When we get our Christmas tree for the holidays it barely fits in the space alloted. The only thing that I would like is a more energy efficient set.

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