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Given identical broadcast conditions, a digital TV signal won’t travel as far as an analog TV signal because terrestrial constraints affect it more than analog. Amplifying or boosting the signal is a potential fix to your reception issue.
This isn’t much of a secret so there’s no reason to try to stuff the cat back into the bag. Buy an antenna. Get free high definition and digital television programming. There are some stipulations, but really, it’s that simple.
High definition television is the highest form of digital television. It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is the same as a movie theater screen. This is possibly HD's biggest selling point. The other is the resolution. High definition is the best available picture on a television. It comes in three different flavors: 720p, 1080i and 1080p.
Comparison between satellite providers DirecTV and DISH Network.
Step-by-step instructions for connecting an audio/video source to a television using component video cables.
How to fix digital TV reception with an indoor antenna.
What is HDMI/HDCP and DVI/HDCP, and what do they do? Do I need one on my consumer electronics equipment? I'm thinking about buying a new television, so should I get one with HDMI or DVI?
Buying a good digital (DTV) converter box is important if you use an analog television and/or VCR with an antenna.
One of the most frantic of times for people can come when they learn that their remote control is lost or broken. How it got that way is unimportant. The moral of the story is that the remote control is gone. No longer will it serve its master. So, how do we fix this situation?
How do I connect a digital cable box, VCR and DVD player to a TV that does not have AV inputs for the DVD player?
Introduction to UltraViolet video rights technology
Tips on enabling a standard TV to access Internet content.
This list consists of businesses that can help you recycle or donate a television or accessories.
How to change the channel on your Wi-Fi router
Here are a few troubleshooting tips you can use to try and fix your problem.
An issue facing consumers/TV watchers is using HDMI and DVI on non-HDCP components. It could cause you to lose the benefit of high definition.
Will I need a DTV Converter Box if I buy a High Definition television?
How far should a person sit from the TV? I always heard growing up that sitting too close would make a person blind. Is thus true?
A tip on how satellite subscribers can improve or stop losing reception during a storm.
Explanation of LED TVs and their relationship to LCD TVs.
Since I like to save a buck when I can, comparing digital television packages offered by cable, satellite and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) providers in my area just makes sense to me.
Essential knowledge that will help you buy the right TV.
A list featuring some of the top indoor and outdoor antennas.
Antennas are considered either indoor or outdoor. There is a difference between the two.
What should you do if you need a DTV converter box coupon?
What you need to know before buying a TV antenna.
Learn how to connect your digital camcorder to your television by reading this article - comes complete with pictures.
Definition and explanation of edge-lit LED TV.
How many HDMI inputs should you buy on a TV?
How do you hide duplicate channels on a DirecTV HD receiver?
I have cable service in my living room only. The apartment manager won't let me run a cable to my bedroom. Is there a device that will let me remotely have TV in my bedroom without running a cable?
Explanation of TV contrast ratio and how it affects buying a HDTV.
Buying a television is like a car you have to spend a little maintenance to keep it running smooth. Click to read about DLP replacement lamps.
Frequently asked questions about high definition television (HDTV).
Article about the TV tuners needed to receive digital TV.
Part of the antenna buying process includes choosing the type of outdoor antenna that is best for your area. This process is made easy by Antenna Web.
A comparison of common services provided by cable and satellite companies in the United States and Canada.
Step 2: A step by step list of instructions with pictures detailing how to connect a video switcher (and appropriate devices) to a television.
Learn about HDCP, High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection.
Buying a television can be frustrating if you don’t know what you’re looking for. From tubes to plasma, there are more models on store shelves than covers of magazines. Before exploring analog versus digital, SDTV, HDTV, and EDTV, take a look at the basic styles of televisions in today’s consumer market.
I am shopping on the computer for a television. I see items listed as televisions and others listed as monitors. What is the difference?
Which high definition television (HDTV) resolution is better - 720p, 1080i or 1080p? This is a question many people want to know. Marketing literature would suggest 1080p is the way to go but I'm not convinced.
A comparison between online and retail with respect to convenience, price, availability, customer service, returns/exchanges/refunds, and warranty.
A look at TV extended warranties and items to consider before buying.
Need help understanding which refresh rate is better with respect to Sony BRAVIA televisions? Here's a quick answer to the 240hz, 120hz and 60hz question.
Hands-On Review: Monster N-Ergy Headphones
What are the benefits of using an antenna compared to cable and satellite television?
A list of under the cabinet televisions that would be perfect for the kitchen or any small space requiring viewing of the television from all corners of the room.
How to watch one channel while recording another on a VCR while connected to a digital converter box and HDTV.
Detailed description of what an Internet-enabled television is and what an Internet-enabled set is capable of.
Full review of Mohu Lead HDTV Antenna
Introduction to the Smart TV concept, 2012
In an effort to help curb the cost impact for analog TV owners, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce developed a converter box program, which allows analog TV owners to request coupons towards the purchase of a digital-to-analog converter box.
A surge protector is something everyone should use to protect their television from electrical spikes. These spikes can cause permanent damage to your HDTV or electronic devices.
Product review of Terk Leapfrog wireless A/V transmitter/receiver model LF-30S.
Full review. TV / Video.
This useful television accessory allows two RF/coaxial devices to connect into a single input. Here are three common scenarios where you might use one.
Top five budget TVs at ConsumerSearch.com
Overview of the three types of TV wall mount brackets.
Is it possible to record TV programming on a VCR when using a Digital (DTV) converter box?
Most digital signals are broadcast within the UHF spectrum but there are VHF digital channels. This is a critical point to consider when buying an antenna.
In order to watch high definition television programming you will need a television capable of displaying HD images and a source of programming.
This article will explain the basics about HDCP technology and how it affects the consumer.
Audio Video Wiring Diagrams: A How To Connect Guide for those installing televisions. Components include TV, VCR, DVD player, video game console, home theater stereo system, HD recorders, cable box and satellite receivers.
An introduction to CableCARD technology, which is also known as Plug and Play. All televisions with a CableCARD slot will have a built-in ATSC digital tuner, which means the TV is digital cable ready. However, not all digital cable ready televisions will feature a CableCARD slot.
Which TV Technology Is Right For You?
Did you know that many cable providers don't encrypt the high definition signal of broadcast stations on their analog cable feed? Find out how you can get these channels for free.
One of the most common questions I get from readers is “can I use a DTV converter box and still record one channel on my VCR while watching another on my analog TV?”
Connecting a Digital Cable Box or Satellite Receiver, VCR and DVD Player to a TV
Learn several ways to save money on your monthly television service, whether you have satellite or cable television.
A review of the SuperFan add-on to the regular NFL SUNDAY TICKET package.
Step-by-step guide demonstrating the proper way to connect a high-definition video source to a television using an HDMI cable.
A list of advantages and disadvantages associated with rear projection televisions when comparing them to CRT direct view and flat panel models. Page 2.
Sennheiser's model RS-120 wireless headphones give consumers an easy-to-use wireless alternative to open-air speakers and headphones with cords. Read more in the product review.
The price of a new HDTV is variable. It is a mixture of how much you are willing to spend versus how much your taste wants you to spend.
A stretched picture is when a 4:3 image is pulled on the sides to fill the entire screen. People and images end up looking fatter/wider and shorter. This is an issue with widescreen televisions...
What you need to consider before buying a new television like price, type, and where to buy.
Hands On Review: Linksys E4200 Wireless Router
TV band radios are AM/FM radios that also receive the audio portion of a TV signal, which makes it possible to listen to TV on the radio.
If you’re looking for a sub-$1000 32” LCD panel then I definitely recommend looking at the REGZA line of Toshiba LCDs. The 32HL67 is part of Toshiba's 2007 line of REGZA high definition televisions.
This article will focus on Electronic Waste and how it applies to televisions, but E-Waste applies to much more than just televisions.
IPTV stands for internet protocol television. Any person that's watched a clip online has experienced a form of IPTV.
A step by step tutorial showing how to connect a dtv converter box to an analog tv. Page 3.
Expert advice on things to consider before buying an Internet-Enabled TV.
Hands on Review: Rotel RSX 1562 A/V Receiver
This is a product review of the ANT 1500 by RCA, a non-amplified indoor multi-directional digital antenna designed for DTV reception.
Basic definition of 3D TV as it stands today.
New Dolby Sound For Mobile Devices
A list of advantages and disadvantages associated with LCD and plasma flat panel display televisions.
A short tutorial on how to connect any device to a television.
Definition for the TV'Video term - Aspect Ratio
This is a buyer's guide for NTIA coupon eligible DTV converter boxes.
Connecting a Digital Cable Box or Satellite Receiver, VCR and DVD Player to a TV without AV inputs by using a RF Modulator. Page 2.
How long is the wait is it to get a DTV converter box coupon?
The TruLink USB to VGA adapter kit is a wireless TV transmitter in disguise.
A list of advantages and disadvantages associated with CRT direct view televisions when comparing them to rear projection and flat panel models.
What happens to my analog TV and analog cable after the digital transition?
CA's TruFlat TV, model 27F634T, is a standard definition direct view digital television with a 27" 4:3 screen.
A look at the basic pros and cons of modern rear-projection televisions.
Saving a buck is important to me. Call it my new found quest to find financially reasonable solutions to buying a new high definition television (HDTV).
The digital transition is something that’s giving a lot of people headaches. What is it? Who will it affect? When is it? Why? What if I have cable or satellite? Do I have to buy a new television?
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HDMI is High-Definition Multimedia Interface. How does it affect you?
The 537H is a 37 flat panel LCD TV capable of displaying 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i video signals. It has a built-in ATSC/NTSC tuner - meaning it can receive and decode over-the-air (OTA) analog and digital broadcast signals. The panel has a native resolution of 1366x768; it utilizes MediaTeks MDDI technology.
A comparison of good and bad features associated with DVD-recorders, video cassette recorders and digital video recorders.
Definitions of terms associated with the purchase of a television.
This is a product review of Accurian’s 7” portable handheld TV, model 16-454, that is sold exclusively at Radio Shack.
Expert review of Logitech's Harmony 520 universal remote control.
What is the difference between a RF modulator and video switcher?
“I've heard several times that non-HDTV content looks worse on HDTVs. Then I read something that implied that the non-HDTV content looks worse on 1080p than 720p and if you will watch much non-HDTV then you should get a 720p set. Is there any truth to that?”
Definition of amplified antenna.
How To Set Up An Upconverting DVD Player
A collection of answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about DLP or Digital Light Processing televisions.
Buying a Blu-ray player is a big decision. Check out these tips to be sure you have all the facts you need before heading to the electronics store.
A product review of the Toshiba SD-V392 DVD Video Player & Video Cassette Recorder.
The TV Wall Mounting Kit for Dummies by Bell’O is one of those rare products that aims at removing the stress associated with house projects. The instructions are easy to read. The pieces are easy to handle. Leveling the bracket was a piece of cake.
Will analog portable television be useless after the digital transition?
What is the meaning of the EI (E-eye) icon appearing on children's Saturday morning television programming?
Full review of Westinghouse LD-4655VX LED TV
News Brief - Cox Communications and Comcast Contribute to Hurricane Katrina Relief
Expert review of LG's 47LH50 Internet-Enabled LCD TV.
Hands-On Review VooMote Zapper iPhone/iPad Remote Control
Overview of Freeview TV in the United Kingdom (UK).
Hands-on review of the Sony BDP-S380 Blu-Ray player
Vizio announced the release of four 1080P LCD HDTVs in August 2007. The cream of the new models is the GV52LF, a 52-inch giant that anchors Vizio’s Gallevia line.
This is a review of Envizen Digital portable TV, model EF71001, written by Matthew Torres, About.com's Guide to TV and Video.
First look at Dish Network's TV Everywhere service. Page 5.
Frequently asked questions regarding types of DVD players, digital and analog, what multi-region and multi-formats mean, and what types of outputs there are. This is a great learning document for all DVD consumers.
Detailed information about the storage capacity and usefulness of Blu-ray discs.
Expert review of NuVisions NVU37FX5 LCD TV.
A list of five leading Liquid Crystal Display manufacturers in the television industry.
Definition for the TV-Video term 'response time', which is a term associated with LCD monitors and televisions.
A look at the top-level digital television category, High Definition, and its relevance in the consumer world.
Overview of global industry in flux
Sports in HD - The Best HDTVs To Watch Sports On
Expert review of Vizio's SV370XVT LCD TV.
Connecting a Digital Cable Box or Satellite Receiver, VCR, DVD Player and Video Game Console to a TV with only one AV input by using a Video Switcher. Page 3.
A list of questions comprised to help consumers understand the basics of LCD or Liquid Crystal Display rear projection televisions.
A short article detailing what low-power, Class A and translator stations are.
Thorough review of the Panasonic TC-32LX14 high-definition television with photgraphs. The Panasonic TC-32LX14 has a maximum resolution of 720p, and it deserves consideration from anyone buying a set in the $500 price range.
The SK-32H240S is a good TV for the money. Sure, the colors don't 'pop' as much as higher-priced LCD
Overview of the types of TV brackets for wall mounting a flat panel HDTV
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If you're looking for a deal then this list is for you as these HDTVs should have non-sale purchase prices of under $600. For the most part these are entry-level models so it would be unfair to rate them as high end.
Sky Angel, a United States satellite provider, has partnered with Canada's ShifTV to create an Internet Protocol Television programming package consisting of 33 channels of Christian and family programming.
Hands-On Review: B&W MM-1 Multimedia Speakers
Tips for the person that needs help with digital TV.
A quick look at the benefits of an indoor HDTV antenna like the Zenith ZHDTV1.