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Should You Make The Switch To HDTV?

Aug 17, 2007
Many people are familiar with HDTV and want to have it in their homes, especially with football season here now! When looking for a new HDTV set it is important to take your time and compare television models. Do your research and arrive at the store prepared with all your questions. High definition television is extremely popular because you get a clearer picture, increased sound quality, progressive scanning, and a wider viewing screen that makes it look like the action is right in your living room.

The Big Screen

A typical HDTV is a big screen television and can be quiet expensive. A variety of smaller screened televisions that are HDTV capable will be on the market in 2007. Although HDTV is becoming more and more popular only 30 million televisions in the United States are using a digital tuner.

Choosing Your Television

Before you even begin shopping for your television you should spend some time researching HDTV and understanding the important aspects of this type of television. You should also take your time and shop around before making such a costly purchase. Because the current HDTV sets are large screens they are usually expensive. Personally, after having a 55 inch TV for 10 years now I could never go back to a small television.

Consumers can purchase several varieties of HDTVs including:

Plasma
LCD-Liquid Crystal Display
DLP-Digital Light Processing
LCOS-Liquid Crystal on Silicon
Projection Displays which come in LCD, DLP, and LCOS

The Three Types

Digital television signals are currently broadcast with three main types of signals.

SD-Standard Definition which can be broadcast through a regular square television screen
ED-Enhanced Definition which is also capable of being broadcast with a traditional screen or in a wide screen format
HD-High Definition, which is only wide-screen but offers a clearer crisper picture.

No matter which type of television you are looking at getting you will have many sizes to choose from as well as many different styles.

Benefits

The sharpness that comes from an HDTV is twice as much as a traditional television set and clarity is also extremely enhanced. A HDTV set has a high color resolution, which is often the biggest visible benefit of these televisions. High definition television also tends to lack the imperfections that an analog television screen might have. An HDTV will not have snow or other signal problems that are usually associated with an analog television. Other benefits of HDTV include:

A screen resolution at five times conventional broadcasts
Double lines of resolution instead of single resolution
1080 horizontal lines of resolution
No picture degrading on larger screens
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as Broadband Providers and Service at http://www.digitaltvandbroadband.com
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