Not All HDTV Are Created Equal

August 3, 2009 – 9:51 am, posted by Oliver

There are so many different things you have to look at when you go to purchase your HDTV. With so many different brands, models, and all the HD terms, it can be hard to know exactly what youre looking for, let alone what you really need. In this article, we are going to look at two very different terms and what they mean to you when you are looking to buy a brand new HDTV.

HD ready – This means that your set is capable of displaying High Definition signals, with the proper equipment. This also means that it does not have a built in HD tuner. You want to try to avoid these unless you have already bought the tuner. The tuner will usually run you about $180.00 US. So if youre just buying a new television, spring for the full HD television.

Full HD – This means that the TV you are buying is ready to display a High definition signal right out of the box. It has its own HD turner card built in at the factory.

If you have cable and/or satellite, then you wont have to worry about this. In the end, this is only going to affect people who get their television signals out of the air.

Unless your HDTV is displaying 720 or 1080 lines, (check the specs in your owner’s manual) it is not true HD. With your current CRT television, you’ll only be getting 480 lines.



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