Archive for the ‘Over-the-Air HDTV’ Category

HDTV Antenna Giveaway on the Digital TV Switchover Day

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

The digital TV transition is almost here. On Feb 17, US TV broadcasts go digital. I am glad to announce that HDTV Labs will be giving away 10 HDTV antennas on the switchover day, Feb 17. The antennas will be awarded to ten lucky winners whose names will come up in ...

The Controversy Surrounding the Digital Switchover Continues

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

There is a great deal of controversy surrounding the digital switchover that will be taking place this February. For many, the forced switch is undesirable because they are unhappy about having to purchase a new television of purchasing a tuner to help them still receive television broadcasts. One ...

Lack of HD Broadcast Standards Frustrating to Consumers

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

If you have noticed a difference in image quality from one HD channel to another, you may be scratching your head and wondering why. The reality is that there are no true HDTV standards set for broadcasters in the industry. Therefore, there is a wide range of possibilities ...

Scammers Take Advantage of Digital Switchover Confusion

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Scam artists seem to be everywhere you turn, so it probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise to many that there are scammers looking to take advantage of people that are confused by the switchover to digital television broadcasting. According to a recent scam alert put out by the Better ...

HDTV and Antennas

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

If you have an HDTV, you might be considering setting up an antenna with your television. While this may seem like a throwback to the dark ages, using an antenna with your HDTV may actually be able to help you get an even better picture than what you would ...

Quality Versus Quantity: The Great Debate

Monday, May 5th, 2008

The debate about the quality of television continues and has become a very heated topic in the television world. We aren’t talking about the quality of programming – that is another debate altogether – rather, we are talking about the quality of the images you see when you turn ...

The US May be Slow to Offer HDTV Broadcasts

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

According to Phillip Swann, who is the publisher for TVPredictions.com, full implementation of high-definition television broadcasts in the United States is being impeded by cost factors. Swan isn’t the only one that is worried about the effects of cost on progress, as many experts share in his concern. ...

Pinnacle Launches New HD Sticks

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Pinnacle Systems, Inc has announced its next generation Pinnacle PCTV ™ HD Stick and its PCTV ™ HD Pro Stick will be receiving some attractive upgrades. With these TV tuners, you can receive free digital HD and SD over the air. The new versions also support unencrypted digital ...

Consumer Awareness About Digital Switchover is Growing

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Researchers from the firm Frank N. Magic Associates have concluded that consumers are becoming increasingly aware about the upcoming switchover to digital television. As such, it seems that the efforts cable companies, broadcasters and sites such as this are making have really been paying off. According to the researchers, 59% ...

Sony Won’t Be Manufacturing Converter Boxes

Friday, March 21st, 2008

As February 2009 draws closer, it should come as no surprise that many companies are clamoring to be the ones to provide digital converters to the public. After all, with the government planning to help with the purchase of millions of these little gadgets, there certainly will be plenty ...