Archive for the ‘Digital TV’ Category


Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Analog TV decreases the picture quality gradually whereas Digital TV results to sudden locking of picture display. Though it starts off with displaying a perfect image in the starting and finds it extremely difficult to decode the signals once it receives to any interference which is most of the times due to weather conditions which is termed as cliff effect. It may even lead to delay in the receiving of signals at your end.

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.

Analog Switch-off dates

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

While many broadcasters have already switched over to digital TV there are still some that use analog or both to serve their customer base. There is however a official switch-off date for most countries. Analog switch off is scheduled for June 12, 2009 in the United States, August 31, 2011 in Canada, July 24, 2011 in Japan and 2012 in the United Kingdom. This should be ample time for consumers to get a digital converter box or buy a new DTV ready television set. While there are not too many converter boxes on the market at this time there are more and more creeping up as we get closer to the switch-off dates.


Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Digital technology, applied to broadcasting, continues to develop. New applications are announced at an increasingly frequent basis and the DVB standards are at the core of most. As the adoption of DVB standards and the introduction of new standards increase, it becomes more difficult to keep abreast of developments, hence the need for regular comprehensive updates. DVB World fulfills this need.