Find Out Whats so Great About Digital Television!

By: Julia Hall

It's the wave of the broadcasting future: Digital television (DTV) brings viewers the clearest picture and sharpest audio possible, with improved resolution and more capabilities than basic analog television. If you're still watching analog television, it's time for change. Take one look at digital television, and you'll never go back to standard TV. For TV fans who still need convincing that digital television is the best TV out there, here are a few reasons to give DTV a try:

The difference between regular TV and digital TV is like night and day thanks to the large number of pixels utilized in digital television. The higher the number of pixels, the more improved the picture. Digital TV's reliance upon binary code - the very code that brings clarity and smoothness to computer monitors and CDs - also makes for a superior picture and sound. Additionally, digital television features a higher aspect ratio than analog TV. In fact, the aspect ratio of digital TV is twice that of analog TV, resulting in a wider screen and crisper picture.

Digital television is opening up a whole new world for broadcasters. With digital TV, broadcasters can now transmit programs on various kinds of signals, including high definition signals. High definition television (HDTV) signals are amazingly superior to analog signals, with five times the resolution. HDTV signals deliver a wide screen picture with superior detail and clarity, as well as the best audio experience possible.

For viewers who are serious about home theater, digital television is an absolute must. Recreating that amazing movie theater experience at home is simple with DTV. Digital TV accommodates Dolby Digital surround sound, as well as high definition programming. Why watch anything else on that cool new wide-screen set?

Viewers who are considering investing in a new set and making the switch to digital TV should consider the following options:

The integrated high definition digital set: Giving viewers the capability to pick up both analog and digital broadcasts, this set can also receive high definition signals. High definition integrated sets are available in two different models. One kind comes with an HDTV receiver. The other kind has HDTV capabilities, but doesn't have a built-in HDTV receiver. The receiver must be purchased separately and attached to the TV.

The digital tuner/decoder box and a digital TV monitor: You can get DTV with a digital tuner/decoder box. With the addition of digital monitor, you'll be able to get the best in both audio and video. These components are sold separately.

Keep in mind, too, that digital cable or digital satellite television and digital television are completely different things. Digital cable and digital satellite television involve the conversion of a digital signal to an analog signal, whereas DTV is digital all the way. Digital TV sets can now be purchased for less than $2000 and are becoming more and more attractive. It's simple to see why!

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