Bring high definition viewing to your home

 

Bring High Definition Viewing To Your Home

Most of us are familiar with the term ‘high definition’ but when it comes to taking advantage of what this latest home-cinema standard has to offer it helps to understand fully what high definition is and what equipment will allow you to view high definition television to its full capacity.

Bring High Definition Viewing To Your Home

 

Bring High Definition Viewing To Your Home

High definition TV (HDTV) offers a much higher resolution than standard definition television. There are two varieties of HDTV. These are 1920 x 1080p (two megapixels) per frame or 1280 x 720p (one megapixel) per frame. With two megapixels per frame HDTV has around five times as many pixels as standard definition TV. Some TVs offer full HD TV while others are ‘HD ready’, which means they have the ability to display HD TV with an additional tuner to decode the HDTV signal. This certification was introduced in 2005 after much confusion and misleading promotion of HD ready models having the ability to display full HD TV.

Bring High Definition Viewing To Your Home

 

The good news is nowadays the majority of flat screen TVs available on the market offer HD TV that can decode the high-definition broadcasts. It is also important to note that if you are buying an HD TV with a view to watching high-definition TV you will also need to subscribe to the HD TV channels. These are available through most TV packages and also FreeSat, which is similar to your regular Freeview box.

 

Another way you can enjoy the quality of HD viewing is through a Blu-ray player. Blu-ray discs are a fairly new disc format that offers a high-definition equivalent of the DVD. In order to get the full benefits of Blu-ray in your home you will need a good quality HD TV and also a Blu-ray player, as it is not possible to play Blu-ray discs on a DVD player. However, a Blu-ray player can still read DVDs and will actually improve their quality by ‘up-scaling’. There is a wide range of Blu-ray players available or if you are looking for an all-in-one package there are also certain TV sets that come with a built-in Blu-ray player.

 

In all, establishing a complete HD home cinema set-up can be costly. If your budget will not quite stretch to a new TV and Blu-ray player just yet then you could also consider using your desktop PC to watch films in high-definition. Many monitors offer a quality that matches that of a TV and you can purchase a Blu-ray player for your computer for around £30.

The best place to start your search for LED TVs for sale and the latest Blu-ray player deals is online where you can easily compare products and pricing.

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