Archive for December, 2008

Burn In

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

So you just bought the biggest Plasma set ever. But you are still pondering will the urban myth of burn in come around to curse you? Fear not, technology will save you. Since the introduction of plasma displays about a decade ago, a lot has changed in the technology that is ...

Analog Vs Digital

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Will the completion of the digital revolution, which will terminate upon the entire implementation of FCC regulations concerning signal broadcast doom all of your trusted analog equipment? Not quite. But it will make it more complicated and expensive to use it through required signal converters. The truth is, that your old ...

Understanding Burn In with HDTV

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

If you’re like me and researching the possibilities for upgrading to an HDTV one phrase that you might have come across several times is “burn in”. Well admittedly, I’m not too bright when it comes to all this technical stuff so I was looking at the screen with a confused ...

TiVo HD

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

If you are like me, you may have heard of TiVo but had no clue what it is. TiVo is actually a digital video recorder that allows for television programming. It is also CableCard compatible. Without the CableCard you are still able to record programming to the non-removable hard drive ...

The Difference between High Definition and Standard Definition

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

I’m sure by now you have heard the word HDTV. Like many, you may be confused about what all the chatter is about. One of the major things you may hear often when it comes to the modernized era of television is picture quality. Yes, the one thing that most ...

The Basics of Plasma TV

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Because of the agreement between Congress and the FCC to eliminate analog broadcasting by February 2009, most of America has been discussing the possibility of affording a new TV. The plasma TV is one of the newest that has been brought to consumer’s attention. Let me tell you though, these ...

Rear Projection HDTV

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

There are four styles of rear projection televisions. The least expensive of these of course is the CRT or tube based TV. Many people are still quite satisfied with these types of televisions however; others are looking for a more advanced viewing experience. For this reason, microdisplay has taken over ...

HDTV Tuner

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Digital tuners will become a necessity after February 2009. This is because the FCC has opted to eliminate analog usage and replace it with digital signals. The reason for doing so is simple; digital is far more advanced. So what does this mean for you? It’s fairly simple, you’ll either ...

HDTV Sources

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Since the current peak of the big screen television the standard TV has been pronounced by its limitations. One thing to keep in mind though is that high definition televisions are not sufficient for viewing standard definition programming. Therefore, if you wish to switch to a HDTV you will also ...

HDTV: Over the Air Broadcasting Networks

Friday, December 12th, 2008

In the United States broadcasting networks can be divided into four categories: Commercial broadcasting networks that generate general audience programming in English. An example of this type of network would be CBS. Non-commercial and educational networks such as PBS stations are a second category. Thirdly are religious broadcasting networks such ...