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I Got My First HDTV For Christmas, But What Am I Watching?

By December 28, 2013

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OK, you are a little late to the party, but you finally made the leap to a fancy new large screen LCD or Plasma HDTV for Christmas, have it all hooked-up, and are ready to kick back and enjoy the great high definition picture that you saw in the store. Many people, after getting an HDTV, assume that everything they will watch on it is in High Definition.

Needless to say, although there are a steadily increasing number of high definition content sources available to watch, many are disappointed when they find out that their old VHS videos, current analog cable channels, and standard definition digital channels many times, actually look worse on their new HDTV than they did on their old analog set. So, how do you get the High Definition picture everyone is talking about? To find out the answer, read my article What You Need To See High Definition on an HDTV.

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December 27, 2012 at 10:36 pm
(1) Debra says:

Your article is very helpful for those transitioning to HD, and for those just wanting a bit more knowledge about how HD signals work. I had a lot of training on HD when I started working for DISH and my husband is so thankful! Once I noticed the difference in picture clarity with HD, we upgraded all of our TVs to HD and got a DISH Hopper. Itís a Whole-Home HD DVR that connects to all of our HDTVs so we have full DVR functionality in the whole house. Watching TV shows and movies in HD really enhances the experience, and itís so much cheaper than other providers in our area.

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