EDTV: What You Should Know Before You Make That Purchase

Written by Simon Canfield

Enhanced Definition Television – also known as EDTV – is one ofrepparttar many modern viewing technologies of our time. Often confused with HDTV capability, this is actually a compromise between standard TV and HDTV. In fact,repparttar 137720 visual benefits are at least twice that of standard television, since EDTV technology offers a minimum resolution of 480p when used on a monitor. As a result, you’ll find that this type of system is more expensive than standard television, yet cheaper than HDTV technology.

While there’s been a hew and a cry to purchaserepparttar 137721 more expensive – and higher quality – HDTV, there are actually some advantages torepparttar 137722 “second best” EDTV version. First, there can be as much as a $1200 price difference between repparttar 137723 two, and – in some scenarios –repparttar 137724 viewing quality of EDTV is superior to that of its pricier counterpart. For instance, there’s only a 10% difference in quality when you’re viewing two plasma TVs that have been produced by repparttar 137725 same manufacturer, butrepparttar 137726 EDTV soars above HDTV when repparttar 137727 incoming picture has a lower resolution thanrepparttar 137728 monitor’s regular resolution. This is because EDTV technology allows it to align better withrepparttar 137729 incoming signal.

If you have an extensive DVD collection, or simply prefer watching movies via DVD, thenrepparttar 137730 EDTV will offer a better video experience. Why? Simply becauserepparttar 137731 DVD, which offers a 480p picture matches perfectly with that of EDTV – which is also 480p. That, in addition torepparttar 137732 fact that most content isn’t high definition, but happens to have a pixel count that matches beautifully withrepparttar 137733 “lower quality” EDTV system, makes this a better buy. Higher contrast ratios are also better inrepparttar 137734 EDTV arena, which makesrepparttar 137735 viewing of darker scenes more superior. In fact, even high definition quality transmissions only suffer a 10% difference in quality between EDTV and HDTV – yet,repparttar 137736 price ofrepparttar 137737 former is significantly less.

Entertainment Technology: What to Consider Before Buying HDTV

Written by Simon Canfield

HDTV – or, High Definition Television – isrepparttar new generation of TV, and is capable of displaying analog signals as well as those that are digital in nature. While this offers a viewing experience that’s unmatched, it also requires external hardware in order to receiverepparttar 137719 HDTV signals in addition torepparttar 137720 monitor. In other words, plan on spending a lot of money. If money isn’trepparttar 137721 issue, then HDTV is for you. Before you run out and make a purchase, however, there are some things that you’ll need to consider.

Even if your TV is “HDTV-ready,” that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be capable of displayingrepparttar 137722 HDTV signal. It has to be compatible, and you’ll need to make sure that it is before you make a purchasing commitment. It will need to be able to displayrepparttar 137723 actual HDTV signal, or it isn’t really HDTV at all. Another consideration is whether or notrepparttar 137724 HDTV receiver is compatible withrepparttar 137725 monitor that you’ll be using. Finally, if you’re using cable,repparttar 137726 whole configuration will need to be compatible with your cable box. You may need to call your local cable company if you’re unsure of whether or not it meetsrepparttar 137727 compatibility requirements.

While monitors are available in a wide range of sizes,repparttar 137728 wide screen isrepparttar 137729 most adaptable to HDTV displays. If you’re planning on doing most of your viewing using HDTV, then you’re going to have to make sure thatrepparttar 137730 screen can accommodate your wide screen needs. Audio needs tend to be rather specific, as well. In fact, in order to enjoy true HDTV surround sound, it’s recommended that you userepparttar 137731 Dolby H-3 Surround Sound Audio.

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