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analog v/s digital television

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

With new technology coming up everyday new and new inventions are making their arrival into the market. It is by the virtue of it that we were successful in replacing the poor reception analog television by the new technology digital televisions. When it comes to analog v/s digital television you must always choose digital television because they are the best in hardware as well as the software.

Set Top Digital Converter Box

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

If you don’t want to or can’t afford a new HDTV than you will have to at least buy a new set top box that acts as a digital converter box. These converter boxes will receive and convert the digital signal for those televisions that do not have a digital tuner built in.In the United States, deployment of a very basic coupon-eligible converter box is supported through a $40 federal subsidy to encourage viewers of over-the-air television to adopt ATSC standards before the shutdown of full-power analog broadcasts. In Europe these will be required by 2009 also in order to view digital terrestrial broadcasts.
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Standard Definition Format

Friday, May 29th, 2009

This is the most common channel type. The resolution is always 704 x 480 pixels and is roughly equal in quality to the current analog resolution. All channels will initially be broadcast in this format unless the channel has opted for a higher resolution format. The Standard Definition Format (SD) has two options on formatting the signal. 480i is where half of the picture updates every 60th of a second. 480p the full picture updates every 60th of a second. Standard Definition format channels can be broadcast in both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios.

Intro to Digital TV

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Over the next little while all of the channels you have been watching for years will switch over to digital programming from analogue. Digital TV is the new signal put out by broadcasting companies and older television sets will have to either get a converter box or be replaced by digtal tv ready sets. The switch over started in 2006 in Luxembourg and is now making its way around the world. The US is in the middle of switchover and most stations have listed deadlines for conversion.