Are you embarrassed by your TV? New Sony survey says one out of three of you are.

Summary:A new survey shows why so many people are snapping up HDTVs for the holidays. Sony's first TV Intimacy Poll finds that a majority of Americans are dissatisfied with their current sets.

A new survey shows why so many people are snapping up HDTVs for the holidays. Sony's first TV Intimacy Poll finds that a majority of Americans are dissatisfied with their current sets.

As the name of the poll suggests, the results are couched in "relationship" speak. So 53 percent of respondents would like to "break up" with their current television, with nearly a third of them saying that the source of their dissatisfaction is how small the screen is (or as Sony's press release puts it, "Size Matters in the Living Room Too").

Another 31 percent admitted that they were "embarrassed" by their TV's age, probably because it's an old tube-based set.

Despite all of the dissatisfaction, 62 percent of respondents said that they watched three or more hours of television, and 94 percent view programming every day. A whopping 98 percent of Americans owns sets, according to the survey.

Are you "embarrassed" by your television? Are you planning to buy a new HDTV to get over your embarrassment? Let us know in the Talkback section.

Topics: Hardware

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Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

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