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Guide To High-definition TV

Discussion in 'HDTV Equipment (Closed Forum)' started by Nick, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    EDTV vs. HDTV: The real deal

    You're in your local consumer electronics store looking at two 42-inch plasma TVs side by side, and they're playing the same high-def demo footage that stores typically use to make TVs look good. Cosmetically, the two sets appear very similar--until you examine the little price/info placards. One set costs $4,499, the other costs $5,999. You then notice that one is described as an EDTV or Enhanced Definition TV ยน, and the other as an HDTV or High-Definition TV. Look a bit closer, and you may even notice (depending on the quality of the source) that HDTV plasma looks sharper. Which do you buy?

    More at www.CNet.com

    CEA report on HD/ED/SD standards, definitions and consumer labeling www.ce.org/shared_files/resources/95DTV Definitions.pdf (pdf file)
  2. pweezil

    pweezil LGOE/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Oct 11, 2002
    Very interesting. Thanks.[​IMG]
  3. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 22, 2004

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