Jumat, 23 Juli 2010

Guide HDTV'S


HDTV's Surging Popularity
This year alone sales of HDTV's is expected to reach 20 million. In fact, HDTV sales is on track to post a one week record shortly before the Super Bowl, as fans to want to enjoy the big game in all of its high-definition glory. HDTV comes in different prices and sizes. Whether it is DLP, LCD and Plasma.
Consumers are confused on what to buy because of their unfamiliarity with the technology.
Studies show that nearly 60% of HDTV buyers are not sure on the difference between LCD, Plasma and Micro Display. Many HDTV's shoppers do take time to research but still need to be guided on which product is appropriate for their demands and budget.
Cable companies have strengthened the demand for HDTV, as there is already 17 channels that offer HD programming.  In addition, HDTV prices have sharply dropped over the past year and some sets cost as lows $1,500.
Comcast has reported that its roster of HDTV customer agents has ballooned to 1,100 and they answer queries and take orders from subscribers. The company has also deployed 1,100 HDTV technicians to assist in setting-up the products at homes.

Terms of HDTV
HDTV - a new breed of TV that combines the capabilites of a HD-tuner and HD-ready display. Nearly all of HDTV’s being sold in the market today use the 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. An HDTV tuner can receive analog and digital broadcasts over-the-air.
HD–compatible TV- only composes the high-resolution display. Can only accept digital broadcasts if hooked with a separate HDTV tuner. HD-compatible TVs can have the 16:9 widescreen ratio or the square-ish 4:3 aspect ratio.

Starting on HDTV
A recent study by the Consumer Electronics Association indicated that 71% on consumers it has surveyed plans to purchase an HDTV set soon are already planning and saving up. However, one reality in the consumer market today is that store do have the right number salespeople that have a good grasp on new technoliges.
Most are more concerned on making a quick sale rather than making it easy for the consumer to understand what he is going through. Translating or explaining complicated technology terms is never an easy task.
It's hard enought to expain the difference between HDTV and analog TV and it will be more complicated to clearly tell the difference between HDTV and EDTV.

Setting up HDTV
When you decide to jump into HDTV give yourself time to become familiar with the technology. An HDTV setup normally consists of the following, HD-ready TV, receiver, antenna and HDTV service provider. Many HDTV's nowadays already have a built-in tuner, eliminating the need to purchase an independent box.
TO help you in making the right choice here some of the most popular HDTV products now available in the market.

The DIRECTV HR10-250 High-Definition Television satellite receiver is the ideal for those that want to get the most out of watching crystal-clear HDTV broadcasts. The HR10-250 can receive and decode digital signals from DIRECTV’s high-resolution broadcasts. The satellite receiver also features a built-in hard drive digital video recorder.
HD-broadcasts feature images rich in detail and surround sound makes a room alive and vibrant. HR10-250 HDTV satellite receiver can be connected to any HD-ready TV and home audio system.

   »  HDTV DIRECTV tuner — receives and decodes digital
       High-Definition Television signals  from DIRECTV’s   satellite broadcasts
       and local free-to-air broadcasts with the use of a compatible antenna.
   »  receives digital TV broadcasts in 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i
   »  dual ATSC tuners
   »  can record up to 200 hours of standard-definition digital TV with its built-in
       hard disk digital video recorder and up to 30 hours of HDTV
   »  manual timer recording by channel and time
   »  Season Pass™
   »  1 set audio/video outputs (composite, S-video, component video, HDMI)
   »  Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down buttons — ratings system from TiVo
   »  HDMI, HDMI-to-DVI, component video, S-video, composite video
       and telephone cables
   »  1 year warranty

Rabu, 14 Juli 2010

HDTV Guide

The Wonderful World of TV Viewed through HDTV
High-definition television or HDTV sets were launched and introduced to the ever insatiable market in 1998.
On its launch, HDTV spurred excitement among tech aficionados, sports fans and movie addicts.
You must be wondering why. Well, there is a pretty good reason for TV buffs to get excited about the advent of TV through HDTV.

HDTV started the rise of a television paradise because they boasted and impressed consumers with resolutions that are of superior and top quality. HDTV’s superior resolution of course, comes in pair and is complemented by equally superior digital surround sound.

Thus, movie buffs have been so happy and so hyper upon the introduction of HDTV. Now, they could play video movies and watch them in original widescreen format. Not only that, the wide-screen feature does not contain the so-called letterbox “black bars”.

Letter “black bars” that HDTVs eliminate are those spaces on wide-screen TVs that annoys people, especially the meticulous ones. It gives a perception that the screen is horizontally flattened out, sacrificing the vertical traction.

HDTV and the confused market
Unfortunately, there are already a lot of TV models and technologies that the introduction of HDTV made the array and selection of TV sets more and further complicated. Consumers who now shop for TV sets find themselves surrounded and astounded by numerous abbreviations and a wide array of TV choices that on the downside confuse them, to a great extent.

Probably, you must have experienced being so confused about the numerous choices in TV sets nowadays. It only proves that the TV technology and industry is still growing and improving to meet the insatiable demands and tastes of the technology-thirsty consuming public. Indeed, TV is still the most powerful media. Consistently rising sales of TV sets can attest to that.

From analog TV to HDTV
For decades, TV addicts around the world have watched TV through analog signals beamed and received by the cathode ray tube or CRT TV sets. Cathode ray tubes are the tubes that make up most of the TV screen. Analog TV works in a simple and uncomplicated dynamics. The TV signal is beamed or transmitted using radio waves that when received by television sets are translated and converted into sound and pictures, the TV experience being communicated to the audience on the receiving end.

Conventional TVs’ analog signals reach TV sets through a cable connection, a satellite transmission or over the air. Because the technology so shifting into digital, analog covert digital signals into analog signals.
Thus, the movie played by your DVD players are converted by the analog TV into analog signals, so the picture will be compatible with the conventional TV’s screen. However, consumers and movie addicts notice and have been complaining about how the picture and sound quality of DVD movies are lowered and altered when watched through an analog TV set.

That is when HDTVs get in. Because analog TV sets do not give out excellent viewing quality to meticulous viewers, HDTV, which spun off from digital TV and digital signal transmission technologies, attracted the market and lured TV set buyers. Because HDTV is apparently and practically fitted and custom-made for digital broadcasts and transmission, it is the perfect equipment or TV set for viewing digitally transmitted signals, whether from the DVD players, from the digital cable operators and from digital over-the-air free television broadcasts.

HDTV perfectly renders a TV viewing experience that is optimally and sound-wise excellent. No matter how more expensive HDTV get compared to its analog TV counterparts, no wonder, people from all walks of life around the world still manage to get hold of it.

Buying HDTV sets
Buying HDTV sets is now somehow tiring and stressful. Don’t get it wrong. The weariness and stress people get from shopping for HDTVs comes from the disappointment to be not be able to bring home all the HDTV sets in the appliance shop.
HDTV is really an excellent form and new technology involving and evolving the well-loved television. The inventor of TV, John Logie Baird, must be turning upon his grave now, not with disgust, but with cheers and praises for what has become of his invention.
From TV’s invention in 1926, it now comes in the form of the modernized HDTV, which will certainly make past generations envy this generation.
The best things in life are for free. That is why, viewing the world through that little window called the television must really be an exciting experience for all viewers. Get your HDTV now!