You've got it backwards. The drive to HD for TV and radio came from the Fed (I work in broadcasting). It came form Fed ,but without clarifying what all those abbreviations and technical terms mean. Thus fed (as often) let retailers take advantage of consumer for TEH benefit of our gr-r-reat economic growth. At the dawn of so-called HDTV ;retailers and manufacturers were mislabeling (lying) their TV sets as being 720p while their manuals clearly showed that those TVs did not have enough pixels to display 720p picture. The fleecing of consumer continues with a quiet complacency from the fed.