With the latest generation of LCD televisions at under £300, high-definition sets are now within the reach of almost everyone.
And with HD programming becoming more widespread, broadcasters are already starting to look at the next generation of ultra-high-definition technology.
I was invited to a special screening of the Olympics at the BBC's Glasgow studios to demonstrate the latest technology, known as Super Hi-Vision. Pioneered by Japanese research organisation NHK, this standard promises images with 16 times the detail of current high-def broadcasts.
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