Electronics Articles - Hands Up for HD

by ISLA CAMPBELL - Date: 2010-02-23 - Word Count: 498 Share This!

Television plays a part in the lives of most people, whether you have a favourite programme you watch every day or you simply like to catch a movie every now and again. From entertainment to education and sports to documentary making, television is depended upon for a wide variety of uses in modern day living.

HD is a new development in digital television and this format is capable of producing up to five times more detail than an ordinary standard definition television set. Some television programmes are made with cinema-style 'surround sound' and having an HD enabled television set means you can make use of these new and improved features.

HD broadcasts are particularly suited to flat screen televisions, such as LCD and plasma so if you do not already have one then you could consider investing in a flat screen television in the future as your viewing experience should be greatly improved.

Digital television is named because of the way in which the television picture and sound is transmitted. Digital transmission requires much less bandwidth so there is room for more channels and features than the standard five channels that are available on analogue television. This is why digital television offers you more choice when it comes to programming.

By 2012 all television programming in the United Kingdom will be switched over to digital, meaning improved quality and increased choice for all television users.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) started trials of HD in 2006 and ever since then a growing number of high-definition television channels have became available.

As well as offering a wide range of HD channels, Digital Satellite Television (DSAT) increases the overall number of channels available, covering almost every imaginable genre from news and education to documentaries and music channels.

DSAT channels can be bought in separate packages, allowing you to tailor to your subscription to your interests and favourite types of programme, meaning you only pay for the channels that you really want to watch.

To enjoy the best of high definition television (HDTV) you need to have the correct programming, compatible connections and the right equipment which includes an HD ready television as well as a HD receiver.

If you want to integrate high definition channels into your home then you need to make sure your television set is Supertelly compatible. The HD Ready logo appears on all television screens and projectors that are compatible with HDTV signals. HD Ready screens must also have a minimum of 720 vertical lines so look out for the latter figure when the resolution is written out, for example 1280 x 720.

Once you are up and running on HD you should be able to see and hear the difference immediately can continue to choose from an ever expanding selection of channels.

Isla Campbell writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.

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