Television Advances Through The Years

By: Jim Williams

I know my mom and dad recollect when they got their original television back when they were young. I grew up with television, so I don't truly know what it's like to not have one, but I can say I know what it's like to get a brand new HD TV. Just why did I bother with getting a new TV? Didn't my old one work just fine? Well, I thought it did, until I bought my new widescreen HD TV.

The picture is so much brighter and clearer; you would be surprised if you haven't ever seen one. The difference between my old set and my HD set is almost like day and night. It's just that superior. But, I only bought one set. Why?

Well, the important reason is that at the present, I could only afford one. They're still on the rather pricy side (even though prices are steadily dropping), so there's truly no sense in buying one for the entire house if I only watch TV in one room of it, right? Believe me, though, if I had the money, I'd buy one for every area in my sanctuary that has a television.

Aside from televisions, additional products have come onto the marketplace that supports the new HD technology, like camcorders. These can be pretty pricy, but if you're the family holiday record keeper like I am, getting one of these is a outstanding investment. Think about all the old movies that you made with a VHS recorder so long ago. They were grainy and you wish you'd been able to record at a better quality. Getting an HD camcorder will make sure you get the best caliber obtainable to the common person.

To play the HD DVDs you make recordings on, though, you'll have to have an high definition DVD player. The DVD player you have now will not likely play high definition DVDs (although you may have already bought one, so check your DVD player's manual). Some game consoles support playing HD DVDs, but Playstation 3 does not. The Playstation 3 will play the HD format's rival format, Blu-Ray, but is not compatible with HD.

Speaking of game consoles, video games are now coming out in high definition, as well. If you're a player, you might want to invest in one of the consoles that has high definition games.

Try not to go overboard with the HD equipment, tho'. Make careful you're going to get the most out of your money and you're truly going to use all these new things you're purchasing or else it's just lost money. Good luck finding the equipment that's opportune for you!

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