Whats the Difference???

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  1. Jason_Hall

    Jason_Hall Auditioning

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    Okay I am completely lost.....

    Whats the difference between HDTV and HDTV Compatable????

    I saw a HDTV setup and it was impressive however is it worth the almost 2X cost???

    Thanks for the help gang!!
     
  2. Greg*go

    Greg*go Supporting Actor

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    HDTV Compatable means that it is capable of HD resolutions of 1080i or 720p, but you have to buy an HD tuner to get those resolutions. Either from a dish co, cable co, or you can get an over the air tuner to watch what your local channels offer in HD. I know HD dish receivers are about $400-500 more, and an OTA tuner runs the same price tag.

    The HDTV set you were looking at (I'm guessing either a Mits or Hitachi) had a higher price tag because it had the HD tuner built into it for OTA viewing.
     
  3. Jason_Hall

    Jason_Hall Auditioning

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    I am sure some brands of televisions are better than others...like cars :)

    what is the best overall (obviously it is relative but I mean overall quality, bang for the buck)

    JVC
    Sony
    Toshiba
    Panasonic
    Hitachi

    What....ARGH this is oh so confusing...
     
  4. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Hi Jason. Welcome to HTF! [​IMG]

    Yes, HDTV IS confusing. There are a lot of political, economic, copy-protection issues in the back end that help muddle the waters.

     
  5. Iver

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    An HDTV has an integral tuner allowing it receive (with an appropriate antenna) and display digital broadcasts at the new ATSC resolutions.

    An HD-ready set is capable of displaying video images at the higher resolutions used with the ATSC broadcasts but does not include an ATSC tuner. Also, an HD-ready set lets you view DVD's (or any other video source) at 480-progressive, making HD-ready monitors popular for home theater.

    Many people prefer the economy and flexibility they get by going with an HD-ready set and a separate HDTV tuner (set-top-box or STB).

    On the other hand, the most advanced features are usually found on a manufacturer's full-on HDTV's (a set such as Mitsubishi's new 55859).
     

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