HDTV and HDTV ready - huh?

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  1. Tamar Halperin

    Tamar Halperin Auditioning

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    I'd really love it if someone could explain the difference between the two. (HDTV and HDTV-Ready).

    Or a link to a page which explains it...

    Thanks,

    T.
     
  2. RoyGBiv

    RoyGBiv Stunt Coordinator

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    These terms are often used to describe whether a TV has a built in tuner capable of receiving a digital signal. Until recently, most of the TVs that could play a high definition signal had no tuner as part of the TV that could receive a digital signal. You had to have an STB (set top box) capable of receiving and decoding such signals, and you had to connect it to your TV. These TVs are "HD-ready" in that they can accept the signal of you have a box to get the signal to the TV. Some of this year's model TVs have at least an OTA (over the air) tuner included which can receive and display an HDTV signal. These TVs are HDTV. These built-in tuners will (with rare exception) only work for OTA signals and will not be capable of picking up satellite (DirecTV or DISH) signals.

    SMK
     
  3. Mike I

    Mike I Supporting Actor

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    You will also see some TV's listed as HD upgradable which is essentially the same as HD ready...
     

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