I have digital tv but the picture is same as basic?
My tv is not showing up in HD? I've had HD before so I know it is capable, yet the digital channels are no different than the basic channels on my tv? Also it says it is only showing up in 480i... shouldn't it be 1080?
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Your HDTV is capable of up to 1080P resolution. SDTV (standard def) signals are 480i; EDTV (enhanced def) is 480P; HDTV are 720P, (there is no 720i) 1080i and 1080P. Generally, those modes ending in "P" look better than those ending in "i". 1080i is the highest possible for broadcast TV, but BluRay disks and Directv have 1080P display capabilities.
The double picture you're describing sounds like the TV is set to display only standard or enhanced def signals while the Dish Network box is supplying it with HD signals. You should locate the control for the TV's resolution and make sure it is set to "1080P" and then set the output of your Dish Network set top box to the highest output it offers. Do the same for your BluRay player and any other devices, too.
Once set correctly, you should have a great picture once again. I hope this helps & good luck!
The tv alone will not show HD picture. You will need a set top box to watch HD programs and channels. You need what is called a Digital decoder box. You may want to purchase a PVR.
because your VCR will not record Digital video or audio.
It depends on the age of your tv. The problem is that some channels are broadcasting in HD 16:9 mode and some are not. It may be that your tv is not capable of showing true HD. Check your owners manual and see what aspect ratios it is capable of. Thanks.
The sharpness of your picture is dependent on the resolution your TV and device(s) are capable of producing. This TV is capable of showing video in resolutions up to 1080i. 1080i is a good quality of video, so the lack of clarity in your picture is likely being caused by your video source. Basically, the principal of Garbage In, Garbage Out applies here. If your video source is low resolution, even the best TV won't be able to produce a clear picture from it. If you're using VHS and standard definition cable, switch to Blu-Ray and ask your cable provider about high definition tv. Make sure you're using the proper cables (ie., HDMI) as older types such as composite can't support high definition video. Once again, your TV wont polish any poop for you, but play some decent quality video through it and you should notice a world of difference.
If the set you are trying to convert to HD is just your everyday standard VHF/UHF analogue TV - basically forget it! I am given to understand you cannot make your standard telly show HD pictures.
Sorry! That is, of course, anyone else knows different.
most new tv's are digital capable...
but here is the trick the convertor box are only for those who don't have cable or satellite service if you use only an antenna to get channels then yes you will need a converter box for each tv that uses only the antenna to get channels if you have satellite or cable service then they don't need a converter box even if they have basic cable they won't need the box there channels are already digital converting now there are a few events that was in anlog but there are being converted as best as possible but you may notice the difference in the pictures betwwen analog (usaully old time movies or show even commercials) Digital (most everything now that are new stuff are digital and even in hd now)...
Hi, right hdtv stands for high definitian tv witch basically means if you buy a hd dvd player or blueray then you can watch the films in really high quality alot better than normal dvd. The same if you had cable tv or sky you pay a fee for an hd converter then this lets you watch certain channels in high def. So it basically means that your telly is capable of using all the new hd equipment thats coming out like the playstation 3 can play high def dvd's as long as you buy the hd lead as you need this due to the fact that it sends more data to the telly their for giving alot better sound quality and alot better piture quality when watching hd dvd's. At the moment their are only a few tv channels that are using hd at the moment but this will soon change. So to watch hd dvd youll need an hd dvd player and to watch hd tv you need to contact your cable or sky people and ask them what you need to do to watch hd programmes. they will then upgrade your box and should send you an hd lead to plug into your telly from the sky or cable box. Hope this is helpfull and easy to understand.
Hd is well worth having as the quality is amazing you wont believe it till you try it i was shocked as the detail and quality is mind blowing its like watching real life, it really is that good.
The ;quick answer is YES, you will need a converter box to receive digital broadcasts. This set has only an analog tuner built-in. That is why it is HDTV "ready" (ready for you to add a tuner).
As for HDTV vs EDTV it is a matter of resolution. Your set is capable of EDTV resolution, which is better than SDTV (standard definition TV) but not quite as good as HDTV. With a digital tuner you will be able to view all digital programming, even HD, and it will look excellent, though not quite as sharp as a set with higher definition.
I also have a Hitachi 53SDX89BA and I bought it with the same assumption as you: that it's HD ready. The specs in the manual states the following: "Full 1080i HDTV Capatable with Set-Top Box". I beleive this means that it does not include an HD tuner, but that it is capable of handling up to 1080i resolution. Normal (non-HD) resolution on this TV is 480i.
So here's my problem: Until recently, I wasn't using the HD settings on this TV because I don't have a set top box, nor do I subscribe to any HD content from my cable provider. However, I just purchased an XBox 360 along with an XBox 360 HD-DVD player (it's an XBox peripheral that works with the game console). The Xbox asks you to choose the resolution output (480i, 720i or 1080i) to match your TV's HD capabilities. When I select 1080i output and change my TV's settings to receive an HD signal, the picture quality is amazing. However, the video signal seems to get lost ocassionally (i.e. TV picture gets scrambled) but then it comes right back. This does not happen when I select a 480i output on the Xbox...but of course, the picture isn't as crisp and clear as a 1080i picture.
I don't know if this is a problem with the TV or with the Xbox. Has anybody else had this problem??