year, with the games being broadcast in high-definition for the first time on
ABC, ESPN HD, and ESPN2 HD, millions of soccer fans here in America will be able
to watch every minute of their premier event unfold in unparalleled viewing quality.
The Fifa World Cup has the biggest television audience of any sports event
in the world. During World Cup 2002, a cumulative audience of over 1 billion people
in 215 countries watched the matches. The estimated cumulative audience for the
2006 event is expected to be in excess of 32 billion hours of television viewing.
Millions of those expected viewers will be Spanish-speaking fans in the US.
to the Consumer Electronics Association, nearly 50 per cent of HDTV buyers cite
high-definition sports programming as their primary motivation for upgrading their
old analog television to an HDTV," said Crutchfield senior home audio/video
editor Steve Kindig. "Major sporting events like the Olympics and the Super
Bowl present perfect opportunities to get the latest in viewing technology, and
with the upcoming World Cup games to be broadcast in high-def for the first time,
Crutchfield is stocking up on some of the best HDTVs on the market."
for a new HDTV is now even easier with Crutchfield's own TV Fit Finder. The TV
Fit Finder, available through Crutchfield.com and Crutchfieldenespanol.com,
enables consumers seeking a new television to quickly and easily identify every
television that will fit within their existing entertainment center.
Spanish-speaking Sales Advisors, who are available by phone, email, and online
chat, will ensure that customers buy the right HDTV for his or her needs, and
that the HDTV is in their home, installed, working properly, and delivering HD-quality
colors and realistic images well in advance of the June 9, 2006 start. Acting
now will ensure that on game day your favorite striker will be captured in 'striking'
detail," Kindig added.
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