Hdtv Receivers

Written by Gregg Ruais
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If you have an HD television and subscribe to either a satellite service or cable company, I strongly recommend purchasing an HDTV receiver. A High Definition Television will only produce crystal-clear images when either a DVD or an HDTV program is playing. Without the right supporting equipment, you may as well have a standard television. High Definition equipment can be expensive, but if you can afford it, it's worth every penny.

Sooner or later, all broadcasts will be available in high definition. One day, we will consider regular color TVs to be as antiquated as black-and-white televisions seem today. I have an HD television, and my current cable provider gives me a dozen HD channels. People frequently compliment my Samsung television even when watching the standard channels. However, when I change from a regular station to an HD channel, those who are unfamiliar with HD service cannot believe their eyes.

Once You Go HD, You'll Never Look Back

It's hard to channel surf between HD and standard programming. After watching an HD channel, the other stations appear blurry even when there's nothing wrong with them. This is because of superior image resolution on the HD channels. According to SHARP, the electronics manufacturer, HD televisions can display 720 lines of horizontal resolution, nearly twice the image focus on a quality standard TV.

People who want to maximize their home theater experiences need HD capabilities. An HDTV receiver is the only way to watch television with DVD-quality picture and sound. A number of cable and satellite providers offer new customers special rebates and rates, making HD service affordable. A Direct TV HD converter can be purchased for a one-time fee. Buyers incur no monthly charges for using this equipment.


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