A logo for High-Definition TV – This is a mess

HDTVblack.jpgHDreadyLogo.jpgThe EICTA (European Information and Communications Technology Association) just announced publication of a logo to clearly identify future equipements compatible with High Definition TV (HD TV).

But the problem is to know what consumers will really understand. How can they differentiate between HD-ready and HD-TV logos. For example, HD-ready requires the presence of both analog and digital inputs on a compatible display, but HD-TV requires only one of them. We can expect a mess of incompatibilities not understandable by the average Joe or Jane.