On a high-definition TV displaying a high-definition source, a million or more pixels combine to create images that appear sharper and more realistic than TV ever has before.
The reason that cable and satellite television customers need high-definition TV is because of originality and quality.
A high-definition television or display that has the HDTV tuner built into the set is called "integrated HDTV" while "HDTV-ready" refers to a television set that does not come with an integrated HDTV tuner. An HDTV-ready set means you must purchase the tuner separately.
Types of HDTV displays include direct-view, plasma, rear screen and front screen projection. HDTV requires an HDTV tuner to view and the most detailed HDTV format is 1080i.
Its image display technology is "progressive" rather than "interlaced", meaning that the entire picture is continuously shown, rather than alternating between partial picture displays as in a conventional television. Interlaced pixels and low refresh rates are responsible for the flickering effect seen in older televisions.
The increase in resolution is just one of the benefits of HDTV.
Types of HDTV displays include direct-view, plasma, rear screen, and front screen projection. HDTV requires an HDTV tuner to view and the most detailed HDTV format is 1080i.
HDTV is a type of Digital Television (DTV) broadcast, and is considered to be the best quality DTV format available.
A high definition signal is transmitted in a 16:9 aspect ratio. 16:9 is also known as widescreen or letter box - like the screen in movie theatres.
High definition is the top-level resolution offered within the digital television category.