Archive for June, 2009

The right cables for digital TV

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

After you have converted your television sets and cable receivers you have to make sure all your cabling is correct in order to enjoy HDTV. Having the highest quality cables will ensure that you get the best picture quality possible. The number one complaint amongst those who recently switched over to digital TV say that the picture quality did not really improve. The biggest culprit is the old cable that they continue to use to hook everything up. Make sure you use all new wiring that is usually included in the box. If you can afford it splurge for the quality cables available from your local electronics store.
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French wireless HDTV a European first

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

All across France wireless HDTV is starting to be beamed into peoples homes. This is the first country in Europe to offer a wireless HDTV signal to its customer base. On 30 October France will become the first European country to broadcast five programmes via high definition digital terrestrial TV. The spread of high definition reflects the eager expectations of French people who are rapidly buying up high definition TV sets. Over two-thirds of the French population said they are personally looking forward to having HDTV in their homes according to a recent survey.

Buying a HDTV ready television set

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

With the analog switch-off date looming closer and closer its time to upgrade that old television set. The question is what to look for in a new HDTV to maximize your dollar and your viewing experience. The ideal way to enjoy HDTV also costs the most. It comprises of a 16:9 HDTV display capable of 720p and 1080i/p formats. A digital receiver and an antenna. This way you can change parts quickly as technology changes and not have to spend a fortune with a integrated TV set. A good HDTV will last you at least 10 years or more. Watch out for digital ready sets which only support 480i/p or the standard definition formats. They will not work with HDTV.

High Definition Format

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

High Definition format is what the whole digital TV experience is all about. There are 3 high definition formats for broadcasters to chose from. With 720p the picture is 1280×720 pixels, refreshed at 60 complete frames per second. 1080i and 1080p where the picture is 1920×1080 pixels. In a progressive format (p), the full picture updates every 60th of a second. In an interlaced format (i), half of the picture updates every 60th of a second. When you see ads for HDTV these are the formats used and create a far superior picture quality in comparison to analog. TV becomes DVD quality like and above.