Untold Secrets You Need To Know Before Purchasing Your HDTV

Untold Secrets You Need To Know Before Purchasing Your HDTV

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Table of Contents:

Introduction...2
Basics of HDTV...4
Types of HDTV Sets...10
HDTV - Key Features and Connectivity Options...15
LCD HDTV or Plasma HDTV...21
HDTV Display Systems...26
How To Judge the Picture Quality of HDTV...30
HDTV With DVI/HDCP...33
HDTV and Dolby Digital Sound System...37
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Table of Contents:

Introduction...2
Basics of HDTV...4
Types of HDTV Sets...10
HDTV - Key Features and Connectivity Options...15
LCD HDTV or Plasma HDTV...21
HDTV Display Systems...26
How To Judge the Picture Quality of HDTV...30
HDTV With DVI/HDCP...33
HDTV and Dolby Digital Sound System...37
Budget and Pricing...39
Warranty for HDTV...44
Accessories for HDTV...45
How to Set Up Your HDTV...48
The Future of HDTV...52
Glossary of Important Terms...55


Introduction
It was very easy to buy a new television a decade ago, since we had
limited options. You could have easily bought a new television for
your family with a quick trip to your local consumer electronics
store. However, things have changed now. In the last few decades,
television has undergone some astounding transformations. Today,
you have an extensive range of televisions with better picture
quality, sound, and sizes. When it comes to the latest innovations in
television technology, nothing can beat the High Definition
television (HDTV).
HDTV became available in the market in late 90’s. Since then, it has
been becoming popular increasingly. It offers an unmatched
experience of watching television, and is available in multiple sizes,
styles and colors. However, what makes a HDTV unreachable to
common people is its heavy price tag. Therefore, if you are
planning to buy a HDTV, be prepared to spend a lot of money. Even
if money is not an issue for you, do not rush out to the stores in a
hurry. Before you buy a new HDTV, you have to make out a vast
array of decisions.
Buying a HDTV can seem an intimidating task. There are so many
types on the market with different type of features and
specifications, which make your decision-making process an uphill
task. Nevertheless, you need not get into panic mode. This e-book
will help you all through the way by providing you reliable and
useful information. It will help you Identify the entire essential
details to consider, and will make your search quick and painless. It
will not only make buying your HDTV easy for you but also
pleasurable, until you do not receive your credit card bills, of
course. The manual contains some untold secrets related to HDTV
you should consider before buying one.
Basics Of HDTV
The first step in knowing the essentials you need to consider before
buying the HDTV is to become familiar with its basics. The following
passages will let you understand what is HDTV, how does it work,
and what is the future of HDTV.
What is HDTV?
HD stands for high definition, and it is the new standard of
television viewing. HDTV is actually part of the Digital Television
(DTV) specifications brought by the Advanced Television Systems
Committee (ATSC). ATSC has defined eighteen different
transmission formats, out of which six are considered ‘High
Definition,’ because they constitute an incredible improvement
over the resolution quality of a normal television.
HDTV has 1125 lines of resolution in comparison to 525 lines in the
Regular NTSC analog signals. Thus, HDTV carries over five times the
video information, as compared to your conventional NTSC analog
TV set. In one way, it is the biggest advantage, and the other way it
creates a hurdle because HDTV transmission requires an
extraordinary bandwidth, five times the capacity of a conventional
TV signal. True, they are five times better than your conventional
TV, but then, they are 50% more expensive also.
A Brief History of HDTV
Although HDTV has a very short history, in it has been playing a
major role in the transformation of digital home entertainment
space. The credit goes to the satellite TV service providers, who
have made HDTV such a hot cake today.
It all started almost 15 years ago in 1987, when FCC (The Federal
Communications Commission) issued a rule stating that that HDTV
standard must be compatible with existing NTSC service. However,
later in 1990, General Instrument Corporation proposed for an alldigital
HDTV system. By the end of 1990, four serious contenders in
the United States, ATRC, Zenith HDTV, AT&T, and MIT, announced
their digital entry in HDTV system. Then 1993 was a remarkable
year in the history of HDTV in the US, when a grand Alliance was
formed. The alliance included major players such as, AT&T, GI, MIT,
Phillips, Sarnoff, Thomson, and Zenith. Their task was to take the
best features from the four HDTV systems and develop a standard
HDTV system. They successfully tested it in 1995 and the FCC set it
as the HDTV standard.
How Does HDTV work?
You can receive HDTV signals in your home through any of the three
broadcast systems, over the air through antenna

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014326148
Publisher:
Northern Border eBook Store
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
63
File size:
0 MB

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