Saturday, May 5, 2012

7 Common Questions About HDTVs

What exactly do we ask for when it is our first time to buy an HDTV? Here are lists of common questions that are frequently asked by customers. And to help you better understand HDTVs.

Should I replace my old SDTV with a HDTV?

Absolutely, if you have saved enough money then you should. A HDTV (High Definition Television) is way better than a SDTV (Standard Definition Television). The difference in picture quality is immense.

What kind of HDTV display type is the best?

All HDTV display type (LCDs, LEDs, Plasmas, Rear Projection, etc.) has its own advantages and disadvantages. But the display type that I recommend is an LCD HDTV, because it works well in bright areas and we usually watch television during daytime. But if you are the type of person who usually watch television during night time, then a Plasma HDTV is the one for you.

Which one is better, a HD Ready TV or a Full HDTV?

It depends, if you are just planning to buy a HDTV with small and medium size screens, then a HD Ready TV will just be fine. You will not notice the picture difference between a 720p resolution and a 1080p resolution in small and medium size screens. But in larger screens it is best to go with a Full HDTV.

What screen size is the best for me?

Again, this question depends on how small or how big is your allotted area for your HDTV. A small area is suited for small screen size HDTVs, and a larger area is suited for larger HDTV screens. Because you would still need an equal amount of distance to watch, you wouldn't want your large HDTV at the end side of your small room and you seated at the other end side of your small room. That would be very uncomfortable.

What is an aspect ratio?

An aspect ratio in Television screens plays an important part in viewing pictures. The old Televisions screen with an aspect ratio of 4:3 appears to have a square dimension. Meanwhile, an HDTV screen has an aspect ratio of 16:9, giving you a wider perspective in viewing images, and is well suited for our type of eyes for proper viewing.

Does an HDTV deliver high definition images all the time?

No, it depends on what kind of broadcasting your cable provider is transmitting. A HD (High Definition) signal is what should be transmitted to your HDTV for you to watch HD shows. But if you watch movies in Blu-ray discs, they are surely in a high definition format.

Which one is better, a HDMI cord or a Component cord?

A HDMI (high definition multimedia interface) cord is a single cord cable that connects the video and audio source to the television. On the other hand, a component cord has five cables, two for audio and three for video. Making it unappealing in a space saving standpoint, a HDMI cable is best to use for connection between your HDTV and your video source.

These are the common questions customers are asking about HDTVs. But if you want to know more about further details, then a quick research on the internet will do the trick.