Archive for February, 2009

Analog TV Broadcasts Shutoff Postponed

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Over-the-air DTV is another victim of the weak economy. The US senate has passed the bill delaying the switchover to June 12, 2009. It is not really a switchover anymore, it is a gradual transition process. Some networks will shut-off their analog signals on Feb 17, others will do that ...

Is HDTV still such a leader of innovative technology?

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Recently a panel of experts agreed that HDTV was a leading factor of change in consumer technology. However, one can question that since the amount of households that own HD sets has been on a steady incline since more than five years. So is this true that even after it’s ...

Finding The Best HD Set

Friday, February 6th, 2009

HD Set What does it really take to enjoy HD programming? Is a lonely HDTV set sufficient? Of course not. There are plenty of factors that impact on the quality of the content that we watch. First, we must understand that in today’s digital cable and satellite driven entertainment world, our TV’s ...

HD Programming

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Ever wonder why programming on 2 HD channels seems to be of noticeably different quality? Here is an overlook at how content is fed to you from the producer and the provider. There are two major factors. First, the initial production quality, which is mainly decided by the broadcasting network. ...

HD Feed Quality

Friday, February 6th, 2009

If you are not entirely satisfied with how your HDTV displays images and you have done proper setup on both your set and your cable or satellite box, you must not forget to verify the source of the content being aired or played back. It is entirely normal that standard ...

The Truth about Up-Scaling DVD players.

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

In one short sentence, it’s not a magical player that will make that old Top Gun DVD look sharp on that new big screen HDTV. When you watch a DVD, you must consider the disc itself. A standard DVD is, well, a standard DVD. And no matter how much you spend ...

HDTV Configuration

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

As with many things, the safest and easiest way to have the best possible experience in the family room is by properly setting up all those toys. Be it your TV, BluRay player, Satellite Receiver or game console, having a proper setup will guarantee most enjoyment for everyone. First, take a ...

Choosing Audio

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

If an image is worth a thousand words, what is the value of good sound to a sharp and fluid image? So you just got a new HDTV but you didn’t expect it to sound just like your old set from yesteryear? Just like image quality, sound evolved in the past ...

HDTV Calibration

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

The recent technological advances in consumer electronics have brought us several improvements when it comes to televisions and displays in general. The current dominance of LCD and Plasma displays and the quality that one can expect is better than ever with the massive popularity increase of HD sources such as ...