Archive for March, 2011
Once you have purchased your brand new widescreen HDTV the next decision that you need to make is whether you are going to place your new TV on a stand or are you going to mount the television to the wall. Both of these options have their pros and cons so read on as the following may help you decide which option is best for new HDTV.
Choosing a TV stand for your widescreen television has both advantages and disadvantages. Television stands can be expensive especially if you are looking to match materials with other furniture in the room. Many people choose wood for the material of the television unit which can be quite expensive. Another disadvantage of TV stands is that they can be quite large and take up a lot of space in the TV room. Due to the size of the average widescreen TV stands are much larger for these televisions than they are for the older analog televisions.
Purchasing a widescreen TV stand does however have some great advantages over wall mounted televisions. One of these advantages is that the stand provides space for other electrical equipment such as DVD players, gaming consoles and speakers and also storage for items such as remote controls and CDs and DVDs. Using a widescreen TV stand is also much easier to install than it is to mount a widescreen TV to the wall. If you are not very handy when it comes to installing things then a TV stand might be the safer option. Televisions that are not mounted to the wall properly could fall down which would be a disaster especially if you have paid a large amount of money for the television.
Apart from some of the disadvantages when it comes to wall mounting of your new television there are some great advantages. Wall mounting of a widescreen television gives you more space to work within your TV room. TVs that are mounted correctly on the wall and have their wiring and cables hidden look great and are out of the way of children and pets. Most manufacturers have wall mounting brackets available which make this job safer and easier to complete. Mounting a widescreen television is a two person job as many of these televisions are quite heavy and the mounting needs to be completed properly.
When it comes to deciding which is the best it mainly depends on your own situation. The best thing to do before you make a decision on a TV stand or wall mounting is to consider the advantages and disadvantages in relation to where you are going to locate your TV.Read More
Choosing the right DVD for your widescreen HDTV is important especially if you want to take advantage of all the features that a HDTV has to offer. Purchasing a good DVD player is one of the easiest ways to improve a standard home theatre set up and also allow the user to take full advantage of the HDTV features such as a clear crisp picture and also digital surround sound. Viewing DVDs on a quality player and on a widescreen HDTV is the best way to get that theatre quality picture and sound in your own home. A quality DVD player which is part of a widescreen HDTV setup is able to take advantage of Dolby Digital soundtracks which are included on movie DVDs. Dolby Digital surround sound in a setup such as this can easily be connected through multiple speakers and a sub woofer for maximum theatre effect at home.
To take full advantage of the technology that a widescreen HDTV has you should consider buying a Blu-ray player rather than just a standard DVD player. These players can be a bit more pricey however the picture and sound quality that you will enjoy more than makes up for the extra cost of a Blu-ray player. One of the great features of these DVD players is the high resolution video of up to 1080p which gives the viewer a vibrant and sharp picture. One of the cheapest ways to get a Blu-ray player is to invest in a PlayStation 3. The PlayStation 3 is a top quality Blu-ray player and you also get the added benefit of being able to play the many games available for the PlayStation.
For people who don’t have the money to invest in a Blu-ray player or a PlayStation 3 then there is also the option of purchasing a DVD player that has a video upconversion. These players are designed to upconvert the DVD video to a much higher resolution, one that is closer to the resolution of the widescreen HD TV. This conversion does have its limitations and is not quite as good as using a high definition DVD player such as a Blu-ray player which is already in HD and requires no altering.
If you are looking to get the best out of your widescreen HDTV the best option is to invest a little money into your accessories such as the DVD player. Upgrading your DVD player to one that has a HD component will give you the best results when viewing your widescreen HDTV.Read More
Television in its most basic form has been around for just under 80 years and since then has continued to develop and change with the end result the technology that we have today. The development of the technology behind the television has seen TV pictures go from fuzzy and blurry black and white to the clean crisp high definition digital pictures that we enjoy today. The evolution of high definition television is one of the most significant milestones in the development of television and television technology and began with research and development in Japan.
The Japanese were busy developing the idea of HDTV in the early 1970s however it was the late 1980s before this idea was at a stage where it could be demonstrated to interested parties. In all it took just over 35 years of development to get the HDTV we experience today while watching TV in a form that was suitable for the consumer market place.
So why do we need to change over the HDTV? One of the main reasons for the change to HD digital television is the improved picture quality and the increased clarity of the sound. The Digital signal when viewed through a HDTV offers are far superior picture and sound than the analog signal due to the increase in the resolution for the digital signal. The digital signal and the televisions that we have today offer the viewer an unequalled picture quality and the development of HDTV is perhaps the greatest improvement in television since its original development.
Currently consumers have a wide choice when it comes to HD digital TV. Many households have embraced the new technology on the market in an effort to be ready for the change from analog to digital. Due to consumer demand for wide screen HD digital televisions the technology has become cheaper and companies have been able to sink more money into the development of the next generation of television technology.
The future of HD television is looking bright with many electronics companies such as Panasonic and Sony investing heavily into newer, greener technology. Recently a few companies have released HD digital televisions that are 3D enabled and as the amount of 3D content increases it is likely that this technology will be the next big thing for this industry. Currently the technology is only available on specific televisions while the viewer wears specially designed 3D glasses however as this technology develops 3D maybe come as popular as HD digital TV.Read More