American sports fans prefer HDTV to stadiums

A survey by Motorola has found that nearly half of Americans would rather watch college or professional American football on a high definition TV than in person.

The survey of more than 1,000 adults found that 45 percent would rather watch college or professional American football on a high-definition TV than watch the game in person. Only one in three respondents indicated they would rather watch a college or professional American football game in person.

"The survey results really speak to the popularity of high-definition programming," said Doug Means, Motorola corporate vice president and general manager, Home and Networks Mobility. "The colour, the clarity and the crispness of a sporting event delivered in high definition is almost like being there—but from the comfort of your own home."

The survey also found that more men than women would rather watch a game on a high definition TV than in person (51 percent of men vs. 41 percent of women).