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In meantime, you have your choice of buying an HDTV "capable" "enabled" TV if you choose to buy a digital TV. An HDTV capable TV means that it can process digital signals (like DVDs) but in order to display high definition signal it will require you to purchase an additional tuner which you can buy later at any time. On other hand, HDTV enabled simply means that TV is fully capable of displaying high definition picture and sound right out of box. The choice is yours. Either bite bullet and get whole HDTV enabled enchilada now, or defer it a while longer until HDTV programming is more standard.
You also hear a lot about plasma and LCD screens these days. The screens we have been used to for years are called CRTs, and they have worked just fine, but main advantage of plasma and LCD screens are that they can be very thin to produce, usually they are only 2-3 inches wide and that makes them able to be mounted in many places that CRT screens just can't go. If you need that kind of screen, just bear in mind that plasma and LCD screens are still very expensive. There is nothing wrong with just getting a good CRT screen or a rear projection screen in meantime as they can be had for not a lot of money and can still produce a great picture depending on manufacturer.
There is more to all of this telivision technology, but what we have covered should give you a good idea of what different TV terms mean and arm you with enough information that you can now confidently choose television that will work best for you.
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