The test market is 1000 homes already receiving cable via an experimental
fiber optics line. It was just announced by Time Warner several weeks ago,
just days after the start of the NATPE conference. Therefore, no early
results are available but, Time Warner is said to expect that the system
will be on line by December of this year. However, as you and I both know
about prospective dates in broadcasting, there may be a delay.
What will the programming be? Well, let's guess. Since Time Warner has
major motion picture and music video influences one can only figure what
will be transmitted via these lines.
I have one question. Who will pay for each home to geta decoder and a
set capable of transferring HDTV signals into NTSC or will they
use the new SONY or PHILIPS HDTV television sets?