HDTV Technology

Curious about HDTV and all of the available options? Learn about HD technology, HD upconverters, plasma displays, HDMI and more.


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How to Adjust Your TV for the Best Picture

You've taken your new TV out of the box and set it up, but the picture quality doesn't look as good as it did in the store. What's the best and easiest way to fix that?

What’s the difference between 780i and 1080i HDTV?

Some HDTV signals display certain types of broadcasts better than others. Learn about the difference between 780i and 1080i HDTV in this article.

What’s the difference between 780p and 1080p HDTV?

The 1080p has the highest HDTV resolution available. Learn about the difference between 780p and 1080p HDTV in this article.

What is Blu-ray TV?

Blu-ray discs are becoming more and more popular. Learn about Blu-ray TV in this article.

How to Tell the Difference Between Plasma and LCD

Have you ever wondered how to tell the difference between plasma and LCD? Learn about how to tell the difference between plasma and LCD in this article.

How to Connect a HD Video Source Using an HDMI Cable to a TiVo

If you know how to connect a HD video source using an HDMI cable to a TiVo, you can watch all your recorded TV shows in high definition. Learn about how to connect a HD video source using an HDMI cable to a TiVo in this article.

What is a DLP TV?

DLP is an imaging technology used for television and projectors. Learn what a DLP TV is in this article.

How long do DLP lamps last?

Quality DLP lamps manufactured nowadays last from 6,000 to 7,000 hours. Learn how long DLP lamps last from this article.

How the Dallas Cowboys Scoreboard Works

Cowboys Stadium features the biggest high-definition television in the world. No matter where you sit, you should have a great view of the action. Fans love it, but why does it make opposing teams so angry?

10 Largest HDTV Displays

As sports franchises try to attract more fans, teams spend millions upgrading their old stadiums and building new ones. The centerpiece in most? A really, really big HDTV.

Is there a limit to how high-definition TVs can get?

The biggest changes in high-definition televisions over the past few years are related to screen size, thickness and price. Can we cram more pixels into our TV displays?

Top 5 HDTV Myths

For a technology so widely adopted as high-definition television, you'd think that its realities would be pretty well known. Nonetheless, a number of myths still persist about HDTV.

How do I calibrate my HDTV?

You paid a lot of money for your new HDTV, so you probably want it to look its best, right? But do you have to have a professional calibrate your new set or can you do it yourself?

Top 5 Entry-level HDTVs

Even though prices have come down, HDTVs can be somewhat expensive. So what models are good choices for the budget-minded consumer?

5 Things to Do Before Buying an HDTV

It may seem like fun to hop in the car, drive to your local big-box store and grab the biggest HDTV you can find. But without some preparation, you may not get what you pay for.

What were the first HDTVs?

A high-definition television is a pretty common sight these days, but it wasn't that long ago when seeing one was a real curiosity. When did the first HDTV make the scene?

Should you have your HDTV professionally installed?

In general, you don't need to have a professional install your new HDTV set, but it still might be worth your while. What might make installation worth the added expense?

What's a scanning backlight?

LCD HDTVs are often criticized because they have difficulty showing a true black color. This is because LCDs use scanning backlights. What do they do?

5 Accessories to Get for Your HDTV

Your HDTV is the centerpiece of your home entertainment system, and that's the way it should be. But what lead actor doesn't require the help of a strong supporting cast?

What does refresh rate on my HDTV mean?

When someone goes in to buy an HDTV, he or she might be bombarded with lots of electronics jargon. It's important to know: What's refresh rate?

HDTV Pictures

HDTVs are one of the more popular electronics item on the market. Do you know what is available? Take a look at this gallery to see new HDTV technologies and styles.

How Ultra-high Definition Works

If bigger is better, then ultra-high definition TV will be the best way to watch television in the not-too-distant future. This larger-than-life technology will immerse viewers in a world of realistic quality.

How HDMI Works

HDMI is more than a port on the back of a TV (and the often expensive cable that fits inside). It's a set of rules for allowing high-definition electronic devices to communicate.

How to Get the Most From Your HDTV

After all of the hype, the experience of watching a brand new HDTV can be a little anticlimactic. Find out why and what you can do to improve it.

How HD-DVD Works

Learn how HD-DVDs differ from DVDs and what's happening in the struggle between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray.