June 9, 2010

HDTV is wasted on millions! 

Despite the explosion in HDTV sales driven by a desire to watch every second of those vital matches, it would seem many people are wasting both their time and money. It really doesn't matter how sharp the image on your TV if the lens in your own eyes give a blurred effect.

With fans attracted by the prospect of improved picture quality, clarity and definition, it is estimated (by Kelco) that the World Cup will help to boost sales of HD TVs by 5% to a total of 7.6 million sets sold in this year alone. However a survey by Glasses Direct, the world's largest online prescription eyewear store, found that 35% of the UK's 32 million glasses wearers have not bought a new pair of prescription glasses in the last two years. They may be unaware that their potentially reduced vision will impede their viewing of the beautiful game which would be a real shame, as three million people have now subscribed to HD in the UK.

"Even a slightly short sighted person trying to watch an England match on HD TV may fail to take advantage of the superior picture quality. If you're investing the money to buy an HD TV to watch the World Cup, you ought to have your eyes checked to ensure you're experiencing the full benefit" says David Hutchfield, Dispensing Optician at Glasses Direct.

Jamie Murray Wells, Founder and Executive Chairman of Glasses Direct adds "We want to help the fans get as much out of the World Cup as possible so we're giving away a free pair of Fabio Capello style ZeroRH+ frames complete with prescription lenses to the first hundred people who now get their eyes tested and find they need a new pair of prescription glasses."

Take advantage of the free offer by visiting


No comments so far - Why not be the first?

Add your own comment!

Access code : 4773

Recent reviews

865507 Humax FVP 4000T Set top Bo865505 apple ipad mini 865385 Netgear PLP1200 100UKS 1200 Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter Homeplu865300 Canary All in One Home Security Devic865319 Philips 227E6EDSD LCD Monito865299 brother DCP 9015CDW printe865301 big fish games Dracula Love Kills   gam865529 EnVivo Bluetooth Soundstag865493 aldi workzone titanium dril865298 Vodafone Smart Prime 6 android smartphon865314 pentax k3 II DSL865496 Filofax Pennybridge Case for iPad Min