All stations are currently broadcasting in crystal clear digital HDTV or High Definition USA.
If you are subscribed to satellite or cable,you will need not do anything.If you disconnect from a service, You
will need to purchase a HDTV or Digital converter box & Godar antenna to receive digital High Definiton channels
from over the air broadcasts.
All current TV sets are High Definition and have built in HD tuners.Older
CRT(picture tube TV) require a digital converter box.
free off the air HD reception. All you will need is a indoor/outdoor TV antenna(see the Godar Model Hd-3/4 Model 2A deluxe
and model 1
If you own a Television set pre 2001.You will need to purchase a
digital converter box that retails around $50.00.
The HD converter box is smaller in
size to a DVD player and easily hooks up to the TV's antenna connection or video input. Your new digital box becomes
the TV tuner.Your converter box will need an antenna connected to it for digital TV reception.Box will Not receive channels
without an antenna.
Results with your new digital converter box:
You have a crystal clear picture
with no ghosts or interference. The picture will not be in high definition. It will still be flawless
and near perfect over what you were watching years back with analog reception.You can also connect to your VCR and
record flawless pictures as never before.
If your set is HD ready. It is advised to
purchase a High Definition converter over the basic digital box. These boxes retail in the $200.00+ price
range. They deliver High definition pictures. Many big screens manufactured 2000 to 2006 are "HD" ready
and will show a superior picture in High definition.
Yes, you can use a basic digital converter
box with your HD set.
Hook the HD box to
the"DTV"inputs. Most HD ready sets from 2001 have a DTV input for 1080i HD pictures.
HD sets with
standard component only will be limited to 480i HD.
They will still receive High Def pictures, just at a lower picture resolution.
If you own a TV that has a HD tuner built in, you need not purchase a box.
Just hook up the antenna
to the coax antenna jack and set the "auto program" feature on your set or converter box for your local HD channels.
It is important that you "set the menu "AUTO
PROGRAM" as this will "locate" and "set" the new digital TV channels and sub channels. All
TV sets and converter boxes have the auto program feature.
With HD reception, one will
have double or triple the channels over what they are currently receiving.
Each main channel
has multiple sub channels. Lets say you tune in on channel 8.1. Now hit the remote "up" button and you
will have 8.2., Channel 8.2. Will have a different program from 8.1. Press the remote button again. Now you are
at sub channel 8.3. Again another program.
In the Phoenix, Arizona area. Channel 8 has 4 sub channels
Channel 21 has 6. Using your remote will be the same as before. You will
have more channels to view and it's all free. The local ABC & NBC networks have a second 24 hour weather channel with
live programs.Our channel 3 has a second channel with 24 hours of movies.
It is nice to catch
the weather at any time of the day.
The advantage of HDTV is crystal clear. Your pictures are flawless
and super clear. It is like looking threw a window. No more Ghosting or line images that analog TV once had.
It is great living in the digital age.
Att: ALL Flat screen owners. Warning!!!
All LCD and Plasma sets run
super hot and most have NO cooling whats so ever. Heat is the number one enemy of semiconductors. It can lower the life
span of your TV investment.
Your flat screen can and will most likely break down within
2-3 or 4 years.Naturally after the warranty runs out.
Repair costs?? Try $650
on average with a 2-3 week wait depending on repair shop and parts availability. Other sets with modules tied to
the LCD screen can have a repair cost twice what you payed for it. These end up in the land fills.
It is not like the old days when an American built RCA or Zenith set ran 15 years before its first repair call only
to have it going for another 10 years.
Inexpensive solution. Electric Fans.
You need to place a large fan on the back vents and have air to force the heat out. Larger Flat panel sets
require 2 or 3 fans to cover all 3 areas of circuit boards.Left,Center and right areas require cooling. Muffin
fan's are ideal for wall mounted flat panel. Common store Fans of all styles are also ideal. You can also add a carbon
fiber pad on the back of the fan. This will collect dust and clean the room air.Another tip is to add a timer to the fan.
This way you can set viewing times and save electricty.
This tip can add years
of life to your flat panel. This is for all Plasma.LED and LCD sets.
DLP and LED projection
sets have there own INTERNAL fans and need no additional cooling.