Friday, 29 May 2009

What Did HD Ever do for You?

Conversations in bars can get a little surreal. Recently a group of friends and myself were talking about what High Definition could do for you. It got a little like a Monty Python film, to say the least. Do you remember the old line? What have the Romans ever done for us? Well, this was a similar conversation except the Romans hadn’t really invaded. Not yet anyway. But new technology and the Romans are different. The Romans left, new technology is here to stay. But like the Romans, HD can do a lot for you without you realizing.

What? What I mean is that a lot of people do go on about the expense that they think the transfer from what hey get now to High Definition will cost them. The answer, of course, is not a great deal, but you can only find out by doing a little bit of research. High-definition television yields a better-quality image than standard television does, because it has a greater number of lines of resolution. The visual information is some 2-5 times sharper because the gaps between the scan lines are narrower or invisible to the naked eye. Of course, if you do your research and take advantage of then you might find it a lot cheaper that you thought. OK, it may not be the Romans, but in this day and age we don’t need them to watch Gladiator how we want!

It may not be for everyone, of course. If you are just out to watch the TV for the news of for five minutes in a morning then HD channels – and there are over 130 on D offers – then carry on the way you are. However, if you like your satellite TV delivered in high quality that is up to the minute and, coincidentally, beats the systems that the Romans next door have, do a little research.

only come around once in a blue moon. So if you like to see your special films and shows with a screen resolution which is almost five times as sharp as conventional broadcasts you should look in to something like . The Romans may not have discovered that high definition has double the lines of resolution when compared to a traditional analog television set – and it may not have meant much to them either. However, the chances are that if you like your home entertainment systems, it will mean a lot to you in the near future.

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