The Complete Guide to Direct TV Receivers and HDTV

Apr 29 14:49 2007 David Johnson Print This Article

Each and every variety of Direct TV receivers are designed to be compatible with each of the following: HDTV signals, Analog TV signals, HDTV sets, and Analog TV sets.

Your old Direct TV receiver is versatile enough to be useful with all of the above four. You do not need to buy any special antenna,Guest Posting equipment, dish to use it to get a static, clear picture or a digital quality or Dolby digital sound. The receiver is a good as any new receiver for the above purposes, so you won´t have to worry about getting any separate equipment. If you have an old Direct TV receiver it is still as useful as a new one, since the old receiver does not need any auxiliary accessories.

If you are ordering new programming from Direct TV, you will be provided with a free Hughes Direct TV receiver. It is included in the list of free equipment and offers access to a whopping 225 channels. You will also have the opportunity to choose from at least five varieties of Hughes receivers that can be chosen depending on your entertainment needs. Hughes Direct satellite TV receivers boast a single-touch recording capability and progressive picture adjustment abilities as well as other many desirable features which you will find very useful. The TiVo powered Direct TV receivers provide new or existing customers with high-definition quality satellite televiewing from Direct TV. With it, programming is viewed in HD quality and optical output in rich Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. The TV broadcast in the high-definition has a sharper resolution when viewed on the HD TV sets or HD monitors than the analog TVs. If you want to buy an HDTV set; you can buy either of currently available 720p model HD TV set or 1080i model HD TV set. The 720p model HD TV display consists of 720 vertically oriented sets of points (pixels). Each of its vertical arrays contains 1280 points horizontally. Hence the whole display of a 720p HD TV contains a total of 720x1280 points. The latest and the most advanced 1080i HD TV contains 1080 pixels vertically and 1920 pixels horizontally on its display. With either model, the HD TV viewers can enjoy the experience of viewing a much sharper image and sound than the analog TVs. Eventually; the analog TV sets will be replaced by the HD TV because of the following reasons:a) Broadcasting houses are preferring to broadcast HD TV signals and ultimately all of them are expected to start broadcasting only the HD signals.b) HD TV signal has such a good resolution that keeping the public health in consideration; the FCC is expected to ban production and broadcasting of analog signals in a few years.c) The production, maintenance and selling of the analog TV ultimately will cease due to the rapid advancement in HD TV technology and the diminishing scope in the analog TV businesses.

So, why not start sooner than later watching the sharpest image on HD TV than your imagination.

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