As I mentioned earlier, my family got an HD TV recently. Dad has liked the HD so far, but the other day, the bill came in from Comcast. Now Dad wants to get rid of the HD, and go back to normal D, which costs less D-dollars.
It was...interesting to see my parents debate about the HD, because neither of them are entirely sure what it is. They have some idea that HD involves an upgrade in picture quality, but they can't really see the difference between HD and non-HD TV, because they both need glasses to see things well.
So, Mom couldn't defend the HD by saying it has better picture quality. Instead, she argued that HD has a bigger screen than normal TV. I don't think she realized that she was talking about widescreen TV, not HD TV. In any case, Dad didn't seem too impressed by the "it has larger edges" argument. Nobody wants to pay a lot of money, just to see a picture which is more stretchy.
The argument ended in a stalemate, with a definite "to be continued..." sign on it. Maybe the HD will disappear, and maybe it won't. Fortunately, when next month's bill comes in, I won't be at my parents' house anymore, so I won't have to be part of the great HD debate.
Question: Is there any way I can explain HD so my dad will understand it? As I said earlier, he doesn't understand the "it has bigger picture" and "it has better quality" arguments. I'm not sure what else there is to emphasize.