Friday, December 30, 2011

High Definition Television

High definition television are becoming more and more popular, many people are getting a HDTV because they believe that this is turning out to be the next standard in television sets, there is no wonder to this belief since the transmission quality is definitely superior to anything that came before it. The most common thing you can hear is that someone that just got a HDTV set says that he would not have believed how fast he would get used to this phenomenal quality.

In fact, most of the HDTV users say they don’t understand how they watched television “the old way”, and that they can not stand to watch a regular television because of its poor quality, this is even worst for sport addicts who confess that HDTV is almost a necessity for those football games.

It is not surprising then that this is not only an American trend, this HDTV madness is on a global scale, and like any other market rules this suggests that high definition will indeed become a very accessible purchase in a few year, the demand is predicted to grow in the next few years and as more television stations start transmitting in high definition more users are expected to join the market.

The companies that make the high definition television sets say that this started as a slow and gradual excitement, much of it because many people got used to the standard television broadcast, and no one thought that there will be any advancement on the level of transmission quality, most people had thought of the DVD markets and the digital signal gadgets but not about improving the actual result that you see on screen.

The result is that slowly, but surly, many are giving the high definition television a chance and once they watch it, they are hooked, and there are high chances that they will ultimately go for the high definition.

One product that has been linked most of all to the high definition transmission quality is the plasma screen, most users say that one simply can not exists without the other, that the plasma executes what the high definition enables, and while this may be very true the costs of both are still very high and not everyone can afford to purchase a plasma television set, but experts say that like all other things, this too will change in the next few years as the standards in the television market change completely, in other words they say that most people will be surprised at how quickly they will be sitting in front of their own plasma screen at home.

Anyone looking to get a high definition television set, or a plasma screen , is strongly advised to research this market before he buys anything, this market is known for its prices fluctuations and rapid changes, so make sure you buy a good product and that you are properly covered for maintenance and guarantee. Once you decide make sure you know how to install everything properly and take good care of your electronic equipment so you can use it and enjoy it for many years.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Alternatives To Television

It is quite easy to spend several hours a day glued to the screen of a television set. It is estimated that on average an individual watches approximately two full months worth of television over the course of a year. Some suggest that this fascination with television has contributed immensely to the obesity problem in North America. Finding an alternative to watching hours of television a day may pose a difficult task for some people who simply cannot miss a particular show that they watch on a regular basis. However, despite the temptation television creates, there are far more enjoyable activities one can participate in during those few hours regularly spent in front on the small screen.

Since television is a major contributor to weight problems, exercising seems like a logical thing to do as opposed to viewing hours of sitcoms. Not only is exercising an enjoyable way to kill a few hours it is also a great way to burn a few calories. Simply getting outside and going for a brisk walk not only helps one avoid the enticement that is television but also has a profusion of health benefits. Along with assisting one with weight loss, exercising can also increase the ability of the heart and lungs to function more efficiently and moreover help an individual feel better both inside and out.

Picking up a hobby is another excellent substitute for television. An individual can perhaps learn and develop a new skill, such as knitting or darts for example, or perhaps start a collection of something, which may even become a lifelong leisure pursuit for them. Reading is yet another fantastic option to aid with the evasion of television. Reading not only allows one to be imaginative but it also permits the expansion of the mind and promotes mental health.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Awful Truth About Television: Fake News and other reasons not to watch TV news

DO touch that dial to avoid fake news

Government agencies, corporations, industry groups, and other large organizations contaminate the airwaves with fake news. These organizations produce pre-packaged news segments called VNRs, or Video News Releases. These segments look like real news. In fact, VNRs are little more that propaganda pieces for their producers. Stations have routinely used these fake news segments since at least the 1980s, usually without disclosing their source.

There is nothing inherently wrong with the government and other social actors creating interesting audio or video pieces to communicate with the public. The problem is that these propaganda pieces do not properly identify the source. They are made to look and feel like independent news casts with government/corporate actors pretending to be reporters.

Government attempts to regulate fake news

There have been a few efforts to control this phenomenon. The Government Accountability Office ruled in February 2005 that government-sponsored TV "news" reports are covert propaganda, unless their source is apparent to viewers. The Senate introduced the Truth in Broadcasting Act (S. 967) in 2005 into committee. This act would require all pre-packaged, government-produced audio and video news releases to include a clear disclaimer that the government was the original source. This act would not apply to VNRs produced by corporations, industry groups, or charitable foundations. As of this writing, the full Senate has yet to vote on the bill and the no one has introduced a companion bill in the House of Representatives.

Media is controlled by only FIVE corporations

Looking at the amount of programming available, you might think that there is a wide variety of choice. There are literally hundreds of TV stations with options to choose from sports, news, cartoons, history, painting, and more. On the surface, the amount of options appears staggering. However, only five major corporations control the majority of the media. These five huge corporations—Disney, Time Warner, Bertelsmann of Germany, Murdoch's News Corporation, and Viacom (formerly CBS)—own not only most of the television stations, but now own most of the newspapers, magazines, books, and radio stations in the United States as well.

Television puts your logical brain to sleep

There is a reason people's eyes glaze over and they assume a zombie-like stare, when they are watching TV. Their brains are in a hynotic, alpha brainwave state.

In the Mulholland experiment, 10 children watched their favorite television program, while the researchers monitored their brainwave patterns. The researchers expected that the children would show a preponderance of beta waves. This would indicate that they were involved and responding to their favorite programs. Instead, they stayed in alpha. “They just sat back. They stayed almost the whole time in alpha. That meant that while they were watching they were not reacting, not orienting, not focusing, just spaced out,” said Dr. Eric Peper.

Similarly, in the early 1980’s, researchers in Australia found that the left-brain "sort of went to sleep" once TV was switched on, but the right brain was busy "storing information in its memory bank."

What these studies show is that the right side of the brain may be dutifully absorbing all the images from your television screen, but the left side is lulled into a stupor by the television’s flicker. This makes analysis of the images difficult. It also makes it difficult to remember exactly what you have been watching. Furthermore, the research suggests that the left side of the brain may remain in a stupor even after you turn the TV off.

What is a concerned citizen to do? How to dig for real news

1) The first step is to start reading, instead of watching, your news. Television generally takes a lot of time to get across a little bit of information. With reading you can absorb information much faster. A five minute story on the news can be read online or in the newspaper generally in less than a minute. The spare time can be used to analyze the story.

2) The next step in developing a good picture of the world is to get several good news sources. Begin with a mainstream newspaper or website to simply get an idea of the basic issues that are at stake.

Then, select a couple of alternative news sources outside the mainstream. I am not going to recommend a particular source, because I do not wish to become engaged in liberal/conservative partisan discussions. These distinctions start to fall away once you start to analyze the news for yourself anyway.

3) The next step is simply to start critically viewing the material that you read. Does it make logical sense? Are there inconsistencies? Does the story change from one day to the next? Are there any patterns to events? This step is essential. Put that left brain into hyper-drive. Question the news you read, whatever the source.

4) Finally, if there are inconsistencies or notable patterns, it is time to start researching. Whenever possible it is best to go to the source of an issue. For example, if the government passes a new law about security, don’t waste time watching or reading the petty analyses of pundits. Find a copy of the law! Do not rely on someone else to give an interpretation. The internet makes it much easier to find source documents.

In short, the good news is that you do not need TV news to become informed about the world.

About 'The Awful Truth About Television' Series:
What happens when the average American spends 4 hours 32 minutes every day watching television? Trash Your TV's 'The Awful Truth About Television' Series explores the multifaceted problems with TV in eleven hard-hitting articles. Read the full series and you will never look at your television set the same way again.

Mander, Jerry. Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television. Morrrow Quill Paperbacks: New York. p. 210

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Has Television Made Us Fat?

What is the most popular activity on the face of the Earth, no holds barred? Why, it's TV of course!

No other activity even comes close to the popularity of TV. We watch it, talk about it, pattern our behavior after it, laugh and cry because of it, and have it in nearly every household in America.

Ponder a few of the following facts about TV:

The average TV viewer will see an estimated 20,000 commercials every year. That's about 55 commercials each day. All the while we watch TV our perceptions about self-image, a healthy lifestyle and human behavior are being slowly and systematically changed, and in some cases, distorted.

American youth watch an average of 1,023 hours of TV yearly, while they only spend about 900 hours in school.

In year 2000, a National Assessment of Educational Progress report found that students who watch TV the most also suffer the most academically.

According to a year 2000 National Institute on the Media and the Family report, a child can develop brand loyalty by age 2. This seems incredibly disturbing.

A 1999 Senate Judiciary Committee Staff Report found that by age 18, the average American has seen 200,000 acts of violence on TV, including 16,000 murders.

Much of television advertising targets children because promoters know they are less discerning and more easily influenced than adults. And not surprising, children often insist that their parents purchase what they see advertised on TV.

The food industry spends billions of dollars on TV advertising because they know it produces results. When we see and hear the advertisements often enough, we eventually buy the products.

Even dinnertime, the traditional family catchup period, has been transformed by TV, with many families opting to dine on fast food and take-out, rather than home cooked meals.

I am not saying everything about television is detrimental, but it seems to do more harm than good.

Life beyond the filtered screen seems much more educational, interesting and entertaining.

The good news is, that any environmental or behavioral influence (including TV) on a persons habits can be changed, but it takes determination and work.

Just for fun, see if any of the following apply to YOU!

We fall asleep doing it.
We do it first thing in the mourning.
We are challenged by it.
We are isolated by it.
We eat while doing it.
We eat because of it.
We ignore other people while we are doing it.
We laugh at it.
We cry at it.
We get angry at it.
We are bored by it.
We are entertained by it.
We pay to do it.
We must have the latest technical equipment to do it.
We use it to relax.
We use it as a babysitter.
We consciously pattern our behavior after it.
We are subconsciously influenced by it.
We do it whenever, wherever, and however we want.
We bring sex and violence into our homes while we do it.
We use it to keep us company when we are alone.
We are misled by it.
We are lead by it.
We envy other people we see while doing it.
We argue about it.
We do other things while we listen to it in the background.
We do it to educate ourselves.
We do it to introduce ourselves to far away places.
We do it to stay informed.
We brag about doing it.
We complain about doing it.
We gossip about it.
We talk about it everywhere.
We become addicted to it.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Deal Or No Deal - Great Television!

Game show lovers gather around the television once a week for NBC's runaway hit show Deal or No Deal. This extremely popular and exciting hour long show is hosted by none other than Howie Mandel, the loveable stand up comedian who offers average citizens the chance to strike it rich.

Mandel's likeable nature and comical banter combined with the enthusiasm shown by contestants would make for good TV in itself. The real hook of the show though is the way the tension builds as deals are cut with the mysterious banker up in the shadows.

The game of Deal or No Deal does require some strategy, but ultimately it comes down to luck. The game involves trying to choose the case which contains 1 million dollars out of 26 cases which hold various dollar amounts. The cases are held and opened by 26 of the loveliest ladies on television. After selecting the case and placing it on the contestant’s table, then comes the process of eliminating the remaining cases and negotiating with the banker in hopes of walking away with the biggest pot possible.

When it is time to talk to the banker, Mandel picks up the phone and calls a shadowy figure in a glass booth. The banker will offer the contestant a dollar amount he can walk away with if he stops game play at the end of the call. The dollar amount offered depends on how many high dollar cases have been flushed out before the call. These calls create tension among the audience as everyone waits to see what choice the contestant makes. Some choices are good ones and earn money for the contestant and everyone is happy. Other times, the contestant will make the wrong choice and will walk away with a pot much smaller than he could have

Deal or No Deal takes the audience and TV viewers through the gauntlet of emotions: anticipation, indecision, the thrill of the win, and the disappointment of defeat.

NBC has created magic with their wildly popular game show Deal or No Deal. Interestingly, Deal or No Deal is a popular television game show in many other countries as well, each with their own version of the game. The game is suspenseful and the formula the show follows allows for the audience to bond right away with the contestant. The audience becomes drawn in and cheers and experiences anxious moments right along with the player. While winning the top prize does not happen very often, contestants can still walk away with a nice lump sum of cash and that is the ultimate goal of Deal or No Deal, and that is why millions of viewers turn in each week.

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Basics of Plasma Televisions

Are you thinking about investing in a plasma television for your home? Plasma televisions can provide an excellent television viewing experience, and are becoming increasingly popular among those when want to enjoy a high quality home theater experience.

As with most technology purchases, there are advantages and drawbacks associated with investing in this type of television. Before investing in your next television set, it's important to understand the basics of plasma televisions.

Image Quality

One of the primary reasons that plasma televisions are so popular is their high quality image displays. These types of televisions offer very high resolution images with sharp details and true to life color.

Convenient Display

Plasma television sets can easily blend into the design of just about any room. These television sets are tiny when compared with analog units, and can allow you to better utilize the square footage of your home. Instead of taking up a significant amount of floor space, plasma televisions can be hung directly on the wall or placed on a compact stand.


Plasma televisions are not the most durable or long lasting television sets available. These types of television sets are difficult, if not impossible to repair. They generally last about seven years with normal usage. However, they are fragile and subject to irreparable damage when being moved from one location to another.


Plasma televisions are priced at the mid range of television technology. They are less expensive than LCD television sets, but cost significantly more than analog sets.

Is a Plasma Television Right for You?

If you want to enjoy an affordable, high quality television viewing experience, a plasma television set can be a good choice for you. However, if you're looking for a set that will last for a decade or more, and can stand up to the rigors of frequently moves, you may want to choose a different types of television set.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Camera Operators Filming Television Programs Motion Pictures May Travel To Film

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Awful Truth About Television: "Heavy" TV watchers are twice as likely to be obese

Studies show: TV makes you fat

This large amount of time spent motionlessly staring at a screen is also hazardous to your health and girth. Numerous studies show a relationship between TV watching and obesity. The most striking were several studies published in The American Journal of Public Health. These studies found that people who watched three or more hours of television per day were almost twice as likely to be obese than people who watched less than one hour per day. Men, women, and children all had similar results. The waistlines of men, women, and children are all victims of their TV-watching habit.

40 studies found children's TV watching was related to weight

Reviewing 40 recent studies involving TV and childhood obesity, a Kaiser Permanente study found a definite link between the amount of time children watch TV and their weight. The review also found that interventions that reduce children’s media time resulted in weight loss.

It is common sense that TV will likely make you heavier

This issue, however, does not need the benefit of numerous studies. It is common sense to expect that people who watch a lot of TV are more likely to be heavier. Almost any other activity burns more calories than watching TV. Only sleep burns fewer calories. Talking on the phone, reading a book, doing the dishes—all burn more calories than watching television. With the national average of four and a half hours per day, the extra calories burned just by turning off the TV can add up quickly.

Commercials sabotage diets

Then, there are those nefarious junk food commercials. The mouthwatering hamburgers, candy bars, or luscious desserts practically beg you to consume them from the screen. There are approximately 32 commercials on every hour-long TV show. A significant portion of these commercials is for fast food and junk food. What healthy diet could stand the onslaught of these sinister, mouthwatering, commercials?

Where did that bag of chips go?

Finally, many people snack in front of the TV, usually with junk food such as potato chips, soda pop, or candy. In the zombie state that people usually fall into while watching TV, it is very easy to consume large amounts of food, simultaneously absorbing both the images and the food. “Where did that bag of potato chips go?” bewildered viewers ask.

Push a button and lose weight

The conclusion to this is obvious. Turn off your TV if you are trying to lose weight. It is the first step to a healthier, happier lifestyle. Turn off your TV and go outside. Turn off your TV and follow that exercise routine you started last New Year's.* Turn off your TV and do something fun with your friends or family. Turn off your TV and enjoy the rest of your life.

About 'The Awful Truth About Television' Series:
What happens when the average American spends 4 hours 32 minutes every day watching television? Trash Your TV's 'The Awful Truth About Television' Series explores the multifaceted problems with TV in eleven hard-hitting articles. Read the full series and you will never look at your television set the same way again.

*Check with your doctor before beginning any strenuous exercise program. Individual weight loss results will obviously depend on diet, exercise, and other factors.

Thomas N. Robinson, MD, MPH “Reducing Children's Television Viewing to Prevent Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Trial” JAMA, Oct 1999; 282: 1561 - 1567.
LA Tucker and M Bagwell. “Television viewing and obesity in adult females.” Am J Public Health, Jul 1991; 81: 908 - 911.
LA Tucker and GM Friedman. “Television viewing and obesity in adult males.” Am J Public Health, Vol 79, Issue 4 516-518.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Classic Television DVDs Bring Rodney Dangerfield Back to the Small Screen

He was recognized by his trademark phrase - “I don’t get no respect.”

Born on November 22, 1921 in Babylon, New York, Rodney Dangerfield began writing jokes at age 15 and performing his comedy by his late teens. For ten years, he struggled as a stand up comedian and worked as a singing waiter to make ends meet. When his comedy career failed to really take off, Dangerfield, who had been working in entertainment as Jack Roy, left show business for a regular job. He spent the 1950’s selling aluminum siding in New Jersey while supporting his first wife and two children.

He took another chance at show business after his divorce in 1961 and became known for the rest of his life as Rodney Dangerfield. By this time, he was approaching his fortieth birthday. His big break came when he appeared as a guest on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” He did what few people were able to do – he made Ed Sullivan laugh. During the 1960’s he made the rounds of many of the most popular variety shows. He performed his standup on “The Joey Bishop Show,” “The Merv Griffin Show” and “The Jackie Gleason Show.” In 1969 he made his first of 35 appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” In addition to his gigs on television, he spent his time making the rounds of comedy clubs throughout the country.

In 1969, the comedian opened his own standup comedy club, Dangerfield’s in New York City. From its inception, it has been one of the most popular comedy clubs in America, receiving rave reviews by top newspapers and entertainment guides. Since Dangerfield’s opened its doors almost 40 years ago it has seen the likes of Jay Leno, Jim Carey, Chris Rock, Andrew Dice Clay, Tim Allen and Jerry Seinfeld grace its stage. Many of the comedy club’s biggest draws find themselves as guests on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” or “Late Night With David Letterman.”

Having cemented his place in stand up comedy history, Dangerfield turned his attention to acting. He had his first movie role in the 1971 film The Projectionist and had a role on the television show “Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover” later in the decade. The acting roles came slowly but in 1980 he landed a role that made him a household name. He starred as the obnoxious real estate developer Al Czervik in the comedy smash Caddy Shack. Suddenly people who didn’t know much about comedians knew all about Rodney Dangerfield.

He followed Caddy Shack with two other 1980’s comedies, Easy Money and Back To School. In 1991, he made the animated movie Rover Dangerfield, the story of a dog that gets no respect. Throughout his career, his line about getting no respect was his trademark.

Dangerfield branched out into a serious role next. He played the abusive father to Juliette Lewis’ character in the controversial film Natural Born Killers. It has been reported that Dangerfield was allowed to write his own lines for the role. This was to be his only serious film role. He followed it with more comedies like Meet Wally Sparks and The Godson. In 2000, the almost 80-year-old comedian starred alongside Adam Sandler in Little Nicky

His very last acting role was that of God in 2005’s Angels with Angels. It was released posthumously. Dangerfield died on October 5, 2004. He had fallen into a coma after heart surgery and never regained consciousness. His tombstone reflects his comedy. It reads “Rodney Dangerfield – There Goes the Neighborhood.

His comedy career spanned over 60 years. In addition to all of his stage and screen accomplishments during those years, he also won two awards for his achievements. In 1981 he won a Grammy Award for his comedy recording titled No Respect. In 1995 the American Comedy Awards honored him with a Creative Achievement Award.

One of his lesser-known achievements was that he was the first entertainment personality to have his own website. In 1995 he created, which is still in existence today

During Rodney Dangerfield’s career he had success on the comedy stage, in film, and on the television. He gave countless other comedians the chance to show their stuff on the stage at his own comedy club. His trademark line, “I don’t get no respect” will forever be associated with the comedian who in spite of his onstage persona was loved and respected by millions of fans.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Watch Satellite Television On The Computer

Modern technology is just getting better and better and everything is becoming more and more convenient. When different tasks are combined into one place it is so much easier to do what you want and to do it whenever you want to instead of waiting and timing what you want to do around things that you can't control.

The internet has become such a vital aspect of our lives that it is hard to imagine doing anything without it. The speed of being online and the way we can network with millions of people get news, weather reports, do research, and stay in touch with all our acquaintances is truly amazing.

Research has been taking place over the past few years to make the internet even more useful for us so that we can combine our tasks even more and more. Now, after seven years of research including three years of intense testing and tweaking you can watch television on your personal computer or even right on your portable laptop. This makes everything really easy because the laptop can go anywhere you want it to and you have essentially portable shows for wherever.

The other great thing that everybody loves is that this is actually pretty cheap right now especially when compared to other cable services that are out there for you regular television set. Right now not a lot of people know about this amazing development in television viewing so you can be one of the lucky ones to get in on it first and for the lowest price. Once you get this you will never go back to your old habits of watching television because you will be blown away by how amazing this is. It is really there to just make your life easier and more enjoyable. You can get exclusive channels that you can never get anywhere else even if you pay extra money to other cable companies. You can get channels is a variety of languages and from all different countries so that you can actually have a really cultural experience just by sitting down to watch a little bit of TV for a few minutes like everyone does to relax and take a break from their stressful day. You can get sports channels, family channels, shopping channels, local channels, and all the major TV stations that you need on a daily basis. There are over three thousand channels that you can choose from to watch every time you want to be entertained.

You can turn your computer into a super TV with three thousand channels for a small fee. So why pay up to or maybe even over ninety dollars a month for regular cable when you can have so much more and make everything so much easier for yourself at the same time. Sometimes people make everything a little bit cheaper by combining internet, cable, and phone service, but with this cheap price right now it is not necessary to do this and you can have such a great TV viewing experience every single day.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Enjoy free TV show on the internet

Television is a very important place in entertainment world and it has been entertaining us from past many decades. But now that television has dumbed us down, will Internet TV weird us out?

Internet has a very important place in today’s era. With the help of free TV show on the internet we are able to view our favorite television shows on internet fro free. Numbers of online sites have aims to be the online version of public television with a nonprofit Internet channel anyone can use to distribute video. The Internet gives you the freedom to do what you actually envisioned.

If you have missed out any serial or program with internet TV you can see all, so now you don’t have to worry if you can’t take out time from your busy schedule to watch program according to their telecast timing. Just enjoy your programs and serials according to your time preference.

There is no need of TV tuner card in your pc for watching your television shows on internet as you directly get connected to internet. You will be able to view pictures more clearly and hear clear voice if your internet speed is good.

Enjoy your favorite show with the help of Free TV show on the internet which allows you to enjoy your missed out show with good picture and sound. Today only get your internet connected if you really wish to enjoy your shows at home.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Classic Television Show DVD Popularity On The Rise

In recent years, it has become a growing trend to buy and watch classic television shows on DVD for your family entertainment. The availability of some of the all-time favorite classic TV shows on DVD and video has become pervasive throughout the U.S. This allows families to not only catch up on the past seasons of the television shows that they might have missed, but to go back to the classics that we and our parents grew up watching. It is now easier than ever to find seasons of shows that were produced 30 or 40 years ago, right alongside the DVDs of the television shows that are currently on the air. America seems to have become infatuated with remembering the characters and situations produced during the early years of television. What are the reasons for the increased popularity of classic television shows?

Classic television enthusiasts represent a large market of consumers. There were many classic sitcoms and variety shows that were aired between the 50s, 60s and 70s, that represent not only a large generation of viewers but a very powerful time in American history. They speak for the events of that age and include social and political commentary that goes right along with when they were made. Therefore, they are nostalgic entertainment and fun to relive. For those that watched these shows when they originally aired, classic TV DVDs allow them to relive that time in their life. For those that were too young to watch them when they first ran, DVDs allow them to appreciate the classics as new entertainment.

Classic television shows now available on DVD and video have created a new way to ensure that these memories are not lost. As more and more popular televisions shows became available on DVD in the 90s, there became a growing interest to see older television sitcoms on DVD as well. Shows like ER, Star Trek and The Simpsons were being sold at a tremendous rate which led to more and more people asking what happened to the other shows they once loved. Few television networks are able to show classic television programs which left a large gap of potential entertainment untapped and potentially gone forever. Without the DVD releases of these shows, the newer generations would have little knowledge about the early time in television history. But by allowing the distribution of these old sitcoms and variety shows through DVD, all generations can watch and love some of the classic shows and entertainers. Sonny and Cher, Donny and Marie and the comedic genius of Bob Hope can now be watched, remembered and cherished by those that remember when they were the stars of television.

In general, home entertainment and the purchase of DVDs has become one of the most popular entertainment expenditures for the American home. With televisions and DVD players become more sophisticated and movie tickets become more expensive, homes are opting to outfit their home to take on the task of keeping the family entertained. This means that more and more shows and movies to watch are also necessary. There is no shortage of network television to watch but there is a shortage on time to watch them all. When families know that they can purchase an entire season of a television shows on DVD in three to six months, they will do so. More and more we are finding families picking up classic television DVDs to watch because they weren’t able to watch them when they aired originally. With the television DVD market, it is now possible to follow the storylines of television shows that are on at exactly the same time. This is something that wasn't possible even ten years ago.

Classic television shows are put onto DVDs so that a whole new generation of fans can watch them. Imagine a company that can make money off of a television series even twenty years after it aired. It no longer matters if a television show is currently on the air or not. With the new trend for putting classic television DVDs in consumers’ hands, classic shows are able to have a second chance at life. Some viewers can find shows from their childhood and enjoy the nostalgia that goes along with them, or they can teach their own children about the shows that they used to love. In the past, once a television show was no longer on the air, there was no way to see it again. However, now shows can be enjoyed over and over again. These shows are important to many viewers in lots of different ways and by putting these classic television shows on video and DVD, they can be popular for years to come.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

How to Get Free Movie Downloads

Movies are a big business and the internet is helping them along quite well. Thanks to the new technology that allows movies to be played on the computer you are easily capable of having an entire movie collection right on your desktop providing you have the right type of computer. The free movie download is something that entices a good many people to make the change to the internet format of movies and all that comes with it. Barring any unforeseen circumstances in the near future, people will spend a fair amount of time downloading their favorite films right onto their computers and then playing them on the DVD players and such that grace their entertainment centers. But there is the matter of copyright and piracy laws that you should be aware of. There is not always the legal right to be downloading a movie and you should be very careful of the people who offer them for nothing.

A free movie download can be gotten legally through a good many channels. That means that the download of the movie is free but not the site in general. Most often you will see that many of the sites that offer the free movie download do so by offering unlimited downloading for a flat monthly fee. This is opposed to the sites that charge per download and allow for you to rack up quite the large bill in the meantime. This is truly the only legal way to get a free movie download because the sites are required to pay a certain percentage of the money they take in to royalties. So that way they do not violate the many copyright laws that govern the whole movie industry.

There is a set fee for the free movie download sites and you can manage to get some of the sites for free if you know what you are doing. Many of these places will offer the first month for free and then require you to pay from there on out. So if you can manage to get all of the movies that you want in the first month then cancel the subscription then you will actually have gotten a free movie download. Not all of the sites allow for this though. Many of them have minimum times that you must be a member to get the free month. You should read all of the fine print before signing up for anything.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Television-Which Would You Buy LCD/Plasma/Regular?

There are a huge number of people looking to buy a decent television. Myself included! We have to bang on the top of my television whenever it decides to go snowy.

We call her Betsy and it seems like she has a mind of her own. Betsy only seems to mess up when our best shows are on.

Even my seven year old grandson knows the drill. We get a real kick out of watching him trek across the living room floor to give her the good ole one two.

Seems to me like flat screen televisions are the way to go. They seem to be able to do unusual things. However, believe it or not the regular televisions sets are enjoying increased sales. I thought that was great news.

Everyone felt for sure that those fancy LCD’s and Plasma televisions were going to leave the regulars in the dust. But not so! The reason for this is probably two fold.

The fancy ones cost too much. That’s a no-brainer. I admit I have been under pressure of late to replace Betsy. I don’t know what all the fuss is about. My grandson and I don’t mind giving Betsy a whack every now and then.

Anyway, my point is this. I went shopping for a newbie. I thought that while I was there, I would ask the price of a fancy LCD/Plasma. When they told me, it only confirmed what I already knew. I was in the wrong aisle.

Secondly, the quality of the regulars has increased dramatically. So people are still buying them up. It’s amazing. The small regulars are crystal clear. You have to be careful though. They have programmed some of the regulars to do some fancy footwork. As a consequence some of the regular televisions can set you back quite a few paces.

When shopping for a television it's important to consider the space that you have allotted for it. You would smile at the number of people who come home with a television that is obviously way too big for their living room.

Do you have a stand for it already? Or do you have a cabinet were the doors swing shut? Make sure the cabinet is deep enough for the backside of the set.

How about color schemes? They come in so many colors, shapes and sizes. While quality is important size and color are equally important. I prefer a floor model wood grained television. They’re like Cadillac’s in your living room.

My grown children like to hang things from the walls. They mount wall televisions and even their stereos and speakers. I get a bad neck holding my head up looking at their wall mount television sets.

They tell me the trick is to lie down with the remote and watch television. First of all, I’m not accustomed to lying all over anyone else’s couch. Even if it is my daughters couch.

I’ll have to replace old Betsy soon. That television set is ancient, but has served us well. On the last trip to the service department the technician told me in no uncertain terms not to bring Betsy back. He doesn’t have anymore parts to fix her. They don’t make them like Betsy anymore. My grandson and I will miss her.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Types Of High Definition Television (HDTV)

High-definition television (HDTV) became popular at the end of the 1900’s. They were in essence super TV’s boasting digital surround sound, hi-tech resolution, widescreen-compatible for old-time movie formats. But amid the different types that have popped up, there can be confusion for consumers, so let’s take a look at what’s out there today.


An analog television receives signals via satellite, over the air or through a cable; whereas older (standard) televisions accepted signals from radio waves transformed into sounds and screen images.


Digital television (DTV) converts signals for DVD players to analog. However, limited pixels limit resolution for viewers, affecting quality imaging on the television screen.

Reportedly U.S. broadcasts are moving in the direction of DTV transmission, transmitting video and sound data zeros and ones over wave transmissions, basically using the UHF spectrum over the air with a 6 MHz bandwidth, similar to analog transmitting.

Features and benefits of DTV include

• Better quality image.
• Better resolution with big screen TVs
• Better video graphic imaging.
• Multicasting.
• Interactive content can be transmitted.
• High-definition (HDTV) compatibility.

Bad news: older standard analog televisions cannot show DTV productions. So you may still need two TVs at this time, depending upon cable and how late you stay up and want good content, etc.


HDTV is part of DTV. It carries the highest standards for DTV, as set forth by the Advanced Television Standards Committee (ATSC) for digital television.

Of the18 digital broadcast formats for video, the top tier for HDTV needs to reflect the following over analog and other lower standards with respect to:
Aspect ratio - HDTV must have a 16:9 aspect ratio; standard TV only needs a 4:3.

Resolution - HDTV needs high resolution, like up to 1920 x 1080 pixels; standard TV only needs 704 x 480 pixels.

Frame rate – HDTV needs the highest frame rate (like screen speed), at least 60 frames per second. Standard TV is under 24.

The mains things to note with high-definition visual and sound are twofold. Number one, the television station needs to be transmitting high-definition signals. Without that much, no need to continue. And number two, you need to have the right television equipment to receive and view the high-definition transmissions.

So get informed and check out your systems and equipment! It’ll make upgrading to HDTV that much easier – and enjoyable for your family.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Reality Bites Of Television

Everyone loves to reminisce about the “good old days:” the movies and shows we watched, the things we did. We tell the younger generations about our all-time favorite TV shows and films and scoff when they don’t have a clue what we’re talking about. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could play them a few episodes of that old-time show or cherished movie? Now, with Rare TV, you have the chance to!

Rare TV specializes in finding and reproducing rare television shows, films, games, and music. With hundreds of DVDs already restored and in stock, there’s no doubt that Rare TV will continue to increase its inventory. Currently, the company has music DVDs, pilot episode DVDs, full television season DVDs, and just about any movie you can think of on DVD.

The shocking truth is that many actors are struggling and finding it difficult to pay their rent let alone live up to the 'stereo typical' fantasy lifestyle that most people perceive. Acting is a very hard game to master and if your sole purpose is to come into this profession just for the money then I urge you to think again because unless you have a true passion for this craft, you may find yourself banging your head against a brick wall waiting for the next part to arrive that will pay you the mega dollars that you've been yearning for.

Simply, how much any particular actor does make will be determined by many factors, such as: what level the play or film is considered to be, how many roles they have already been in, and for stage acting, the length of time spent in a said role.

In the first instance, the level of the play is decided by the professional quality of the said theater. For instance, everyone knows of Broadway, it’s the first thing that comes to mind when a person thinks about theatre and making it big on stage. This is probably the highest level where the actor would make the most money. Stepping down from there is off-Broadway, followed by off-off Broadway. Though all are professional theaters, with each progressive step down, is a bet that the salary will decrease. In addition to theatre, film also has levels, from television stars, to television movie stars, to the big screen and again each progressive step will be followed by a different actors salary.

Television or what they call “boob tube” evolved in the early 1930’s. There has been a lot of development as the years passed. Currently the most talked about when it comes to televisions are the so called “Plasma TV”.

Now, what exactly is a Plasma TV? Maybe some of you would just say that it is a wide slim TV that you can hang around in your room where you want it or when you want it. Now, the bottom line is this, Plasma TV is not just your ordinary TV. The display that you will actually see is made up of thousand cells. These cells are glass compartments infused with a certain gas called “neon-xenon gas”. This gas is now plasma suspended.

So what now is plasma? Plasma is a matter that contains number of particles that are electrically charged. When the neon –xenon gases are then electrically charged, it will give phosphors of different colors, such as red, blue and green. These colored elements are the pixels that are contained in the Plasma TV.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

A Guide To Plasma Televisions

One of the newest additions in television technology, Plasma Televisions are the 21st century display devices which are fast becoming a popular choice among television viewers. Plasma televisions have higher resolution and quality performance than other conventional televisions; they guarantee crisp and clear images, and superior quality.

Plasma televisions became a reality after the successful invention of the plasma display panel in 1964, by Donald L. Bitzer and H. Gene Slottow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Embracing a unique technology, Plasma televisions produce pictures from a combination of inert gases such as xenon and neon. When the gas is charged using electrodes, the atoms collide with each other and release energy in the form of invisible ultra violet (UV) light. The light is then focused on the three phosphors (red, green, and blue) and a brilliant picture is produced.

Plasma televisions come as Enhanced Definition TV (EDTV) with a resolution of 852x480 and the Higher Definition TV (HDTV) featuring a native resolution of 1024x768. Plasma televisions have a high widescreen aspect ratio - the ratio between the width and height of the screen. As plasma televisions do not use any electron beams like the conventional ones, they are immune to the effects of magnetic fields. They offer a wider viewing angle and accurate image reproduction. Plasma televisions are slim and space-saving and can even be hung on a wall. Moreover, most of the plasma televisions come with a flat screen which eliminates edge distortion.

Plasma televisions can be used in meeting rooms, corporate offices, and network control rooms. They are ideal choices for home-theater enthusiasts. On account of quality performance in ambient light, plasma televisions are widely opted for teleconferencing.

A countless number of retail and online stores specialize in plasma television sale. Due to their inherent merits, plasma televisions are becoming the most demanded alternative to the standard CRT and projection televisions.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Purchasing A Plasma Television Console

Finding the perfect complementary plasma television console for your living room or den can be stressful. But with plasma television sets becoming so popular today, there are more options than ever before.
Why A Plasma Television Console?

A plasma television console can be a more forgiving piece of furniture to have in your living room if you have a lot clutter that you need to hide, such as a gaming console, a ton of movies, a DVD player and maybe a stereo system. It’s just not feasible to have one of those cute shelf-like systems that will display your clutter and make your hot streamline television look like the flag atop a pile of rubble.

A plasma television console comes is in wood or a nice metal finish would be the perfect addition to set off your new TV set. This type of set up offers a wide area to display your new Plasma and plenty of storage space underneath for your video game console and DVD player. This is a popular choice among owners because it has a contemporary feel to it that still follows suit with the sleek design of the plasma.

There are wider versions of the credenza style and narrower ones that are just wide enough to cover the width of your new TV. This variety gives you ample flexibility no matter how large or small a space you have available. Not everyone can pull of the look of a strategically wall mounted television set; we need the furniture!

A new plasma television console will open up the area you are show casing, making an otherwise cramped space seem inviting and comfortable. Especially when you’re used to having a huge “entertainment system” taking up an entire wall of your living room, going to a wall mount can be too much of a culture shock.

The stream line look of the plasma TV and the plasma television console are the contemporary design that everyone is going for these days. The idea of “classic furniture” now even has a taste of contemporary mixed in. The plasma television console is a nice transition piece even for those that still have a more classic air to their homes. It will blend the two styles perfectly.

These devices give the illusion of streamline cleanliness, making your room give off a more professional feeling. Over all, there are a lot of choices similar to the ever familiar “entertainment center” out there to accompany your new purchase, it’s just a matter of knowing what suits your style.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

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Free online internet TV is good. Internet TV is an internet television tuner program which allows you to watch and enjoy 1000’s of television channels on your personal computer.

For free online internet you don’t have to buy any TV tuner card you can watch all the television show online. With free online internet TV you receive many online channels which are daily broadcasted form all over the world. With online TV you can watch all the channels from different countries which I quit interesting than old television set.

Free internet TV is a program which allows you to watch TV shows on internet. Although good internet connection is adequate, a high speed internet connection will deliver you good and superior audio and video quality.

Free internet TV allows you to watch your daily show and programs in regular and full mode as it is adjustable according to your choice. It comes with free automatic update so it will never be out of date.

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HDTV - High Definition Television

Television, one of the greatest entertainment devices ever created.

Back in the day, people were outstanded by the capability of being able to watch broadcasts in black & white.

People were amazed by the technology of being able to watch live broadcasts from across the world, films and sports all whilst not having to leave their homes.

Then came along colour!

Obviously, we have come a long way since then, what with the capabilities of computers and the internet, video calling and other technological advances, having colour television all seems a bit primitive.

Since colour television there also have been some more advances for our viewing pleasure.

There was the VCR, giving people the choice of recording their programmes or buying video’s for their kids.

Then came along DVD. DVD produced improved quality in audio and visual a normal VCR cassette couldn’t compete with, as well as separating the films into scenes and sections, and adding extras.

Now with digital television widely becoming the standard, we have LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) & Plasma screens, again improving picture quality whilst saving space. But it doesn’t stop there.

The new technology that again, will improve the viewing pleasure is ‘High Definition TV’ or HDTV for short.

So, what is HDTV?

HDTV is the latest generation of digital TV, providing life-like picture quality, at least four times superior to current standards. It will provide extremely clear and fine picture detail with richer colours, improving the visual experience.

At launch, HDTV is thought to be available from BSkyB. In order to view programmes broadcast in 'High Definition', a soon to be released HDTV Sky Receiver with Sky+ technology will be required. In addition, the benefit of High Definition will only be apparent through a HDTV television (ideally plasma or LCD).

Please note, not all Plasma & LCD televisions currently available are HDTV compatible. It is expected to become available in the first quarter of 2006.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

HDTV – The High Resolution Television

The expansion of hdtv is High-definition television. The hdtv means television signals broadcast with a higher resolution than traditional formats like NTSC, SÉCAM, PAL. The hdtv is broadcasted digitally, except for early analog formats in Europe and Japan.

Historically, the term high-definition television was also used to refer to television standards developed in the 1930s to replace the early experimental systems, although, not so long afterwards, Philo T. Farnsworth, John Logie Baird and Vladimir Zworkin had each developed competing TV systems but resolution was not the issue that separated their substantially different technologies. It was patent interference lawsuits and deployment issues given the tumultuous financial climate of the late 20's and 30's. Most patents were expiring by the end of WW2 leaving the market wide open and no worldwide standard for television agreed upon. The world used analog PAL, NTSC, SECAM and other standards for over half a century.

The terms HD ready and HD compatible are being used around the industrial world for marketing purposes. They indicate that a TV or display is able to accept video over an HDMI connection, using a new connector design, the main purpose of which seems to be to ensure that digital video is only passed over an interface which, by agreement, incorporates copyright protection. Even HD-ready sets do not necessarily have enough pixels to display video to the 1080-line (1920x1080) or 720-line (1280x720) HD standards in full resolution without interpolation, and HD-compatible sets are often just standard-definition sets with an HDMI input. This is a confusing use of the terms HD and hdtv.

MPEG-2 is most commonly used as the compression codec for digital hdtv broadcasts. The hdtv is capable of "theater quality" audio because it uses the Dolby Digital (AC-3) format to support "5.1" surround sound.

Japan has the earliest working hdtv system still in use, with design efforts going back to 1979. Japan began broadcasting analog hdtv signals in the early 1990s using an interlaced resolution of 1035 lines (1035i). The Japanese MUSE (Multiple sub-nyquist sampling Encoding) system, developed by NHK Science and Technical Research Laboratories (STRL) in the 1980s, employed filtering tricks to reduce the original source signal to decrease bandwidth utilization.

Japan is forerunner of hdtv in the world. Japan terrestrial broadcast of HD via ISDB-T started in December 2003.

The hdtv transmission in Europe started in 2004. Euro1080 is the pioneer in hdtv transmission in Europe. Australia started HD broadcasting in January 2001.

CHUM Limited's Citytv in Toronto was the first hdtv broadcaster in Canada and CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) officially launched hdtv programming on March 5, 2005.

Mexican Television company Televisa experimented hdtv broadcasts in the early 1990s, in collaboration with Japan's NHK.

The hdtv specifications are defined by the ATSC in the United States. An hdtv-compatible TV usually uses a 16:9 aspect ratio display with an integrated ATSC tuner. Lower resolution sources like regular DVDs may be upscaled to the native resolution of the TV.

The hdtv services were made available in the Republic of Korea in 2005 and Brazil is expected to go for it in 2006.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

All Along the Watch Tower - Interactive TV

What's so cool about interactive TV? It puts you in (almost) total control of your viewing experience. You can the change camera angles on sports events, games and order food. In its broadest sense - promoted by the interactive industry - interactive TV is anything that allows consumers to have more control over their televisions such as video on demand to watch your favorite movies whenever you want.

Lean Back & Relax - Interactive TV

You sit at your computer all day that gives you a stiff neck. Interactive TV is a "lean back" or should we say "lay back" and relax viewing experience. Ever wonder what makes Interactive television work? Software, what else? The interactive elements are controlled by the set-top box on your TV set for Interactive capabilities like T-commerce, tickers, overlays, games, email, news, etc.

Clouds in my coffee - Interactive TV

While Interactive TV has the potential as a staple in the offerings of cable TV operators, there are some hurdles to overcome on the way to Interactive TV heaven. For example, interoperability is major issue related the set-top boxes on your television. They control which Interactive TV programs you watch and shut out other cable TV operators. The advantage of complete interoperability is to own one set-top box that let's you see all the Interactive TV shows.

Consumer Viewing Habits - Interactive TV

In its broadest sense - the one promoted by the interactive industry - Interactive TV includes anything that allows consumers to have more control over their televisions. Video on demand, for example, lets users order up movies whenever they want, rather than wait for set start times. In the general sense, Interactive TV can mean any kind of interaction with the TV,
whether through program guides, video on demand and more.

Changing Viewing Habits - Interactive TV

Interactive TV has changed viewer habits by giving them more control over their television set. viewing day and night. These can include games, shopping applications, tickets, weather reports and the like. Digital video recorders are also considered interactive TV. They digitally record shows and may be programmed to select programs you might like to watch…. Imagine that! Your TV set now chooses shows for you to watch based on your viewing habits. What will they think of next?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Samsung 42 Plasma -- Samsung HP-P4271 42in HDTV Ready Plasma Television

The new fourth-generation Samsung 42 plasma is out, offering state-of-the-art high performance high-definition display and resolution.

As opposed to the liquid crystal type display technology, plasmas create their stunningly life-like pictures through a complicated gas-based system. The plasma display idea has been around since 1964, but is only now coming into its own for practicality.

At a slim and trim 3.4 inches in depth, the flat-screened plasma takes up virtually no space in your room, making it the screen of choice for both home and office. This plasma's high-end display resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels gives a picture quality and depth of color that are outstanding.

The Samsung plasma television screen under discussion is 42 inches, measured diagonally. Plasmas range in sizes from 32" up to the gigantic 63" screen. A 42" plasma screen is best viewed from ten to fourteen feet away, and has a high-end 160 degree viewing angle that is completely uniform, due to its perfectly flat screen.

The "Virtual Surround" audio system for this Samsung plasma TV simulates multiple-channel surround sound using fewer speakers. It has SAP/MTS stereo which enables three-channel audio encoding, an audio leveler which evens out sudden volume changes such as commercials, and Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) which allows reception of more than one soundtrack simultaneously.

Samsung plasma televisions are built from scratch in the factory. The HP-P4271 has almost twice as many pixels as EDTV plasmas, resulting in a clearer, sharper image. A great investment in your home entertainment center.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The History of the Television to Today’s Plasma TV

For the average person, even a regular television set is something of a technological marvel that becomes almost unbelievable when considering today’s latest and greatest advances, including the plasma TV. Take a brief look at the history of the technology that we now take for granted.

As early as the 1950s, people were beginning to have television sets in their homes, though the practice of a home television set wouldn’t become widespread until the 1960s. Suddenly, the average person could be a bystander for historic events, catch the latest news and spend hours being entertained.

In those early days of television, an analog signal transmitted the audio and video that would become a picture on the home television set. The early home sets used a tube technology – it took ages to warm up sufficiently to produce a picture. The analog signal was prone to fuzzy pictures that could fade out completely with various conditions. A home typically had an antenna, either on top of the television set itself or standing outside the house. Adjusting that antenna could help the reception of the picture.

Many things have changed since those early days of television. Analog signals are still used, though high definition digital signals are becoming more common.

Remarkably, there have always been experiments and advances in the works, many appearing on the drawing boards long before they’re introduced to the public. In the case of plasma TVs, the idea has been around almost as long as the video technology. The first plasma screen was actually constructed by a college professor and his student as early as 1964. The idea was sound, but the high-end television set simply wasn’t practical for the signal technology of the day. After all, there was little need for a screen that could produce a better picture than the television stations could send!

The reason for that early development wasn’t aimed at the television industry, but was to be used for displaying information in an educational setting. When the television industry started looking at newer, better technology for the tube-type television sets commonly being used in the 1960s, plasma was actually considered, though only briefly. In the end, the more practical idea became the liquid display screen television screens and it would be many more years before the plasma TV option was again considered.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Get That Plasma Television At A Cheap Price

Plasma Television is certainly the latest craze in television technology. Its patrons have grown into a great number that manufacturers have been receiving many orders from them. Since the demand for the unit has turned into an enormous number it is very likely that prices will be go down.

Plasma TVs are the new type of display that uses technology that is different from other television models. Although it is an innovation that was formulated decades ago, it was only in recent times that the technology has been manufactured in cheap price.

Plasma Television has been on the market for quite sometime now and it had enthralled many home viewer aficionados because of their size and weight, but the first ones were very pricey and lacked picture quality unlike the ones that are manufactured today.

However, with the help of technological advancements, manufacturers were able to generate the same type of display but definitely far way superior than the first releases.

Cheap plasma televisions are now out in the market with a variety of sizes as well as with larger displays. There has also been a remarkable enhancement on the part of picture quality like the sharpness, black, levels, and brightness.

Aside form these developments, it should also be noted that prices have come down enormously that many shoppers consider it cheaper to buy than other displays that are out in the market.

However, we must not be overwhelmed with this fact. Oftentimes, cheaper prices get the attention of the buyers that they tend to forget the quality of the product that they are planning to buy.

To help you look for one that is of high quality but it is definitely economical, here are some tips that you should always take note of:

• Online retailers are just a click away. With these, you will be offered with many alternatives in buying lone. You can seek for their help in looking for cheap plasma televisions but with great quality. You may also the reviews about the items that you are viewing to guide you in choosing where to venture our penny.

• Some prices may be too good to be true so better make some inquiries about the product through its retailer before you close a deal.

• Almost all Plasma TV manufacturers sell through their authorized dealers, so make it sure that your unit is from a certified one. These retailers may have better prices than what others may have, but there customer support system is not good enough, and it is not very likely for manufacturers to accept or honor warranties of units which are bought through an illegitimate traders.

• You can also check out great prices on auction sites, but be very cautious because although auction traders may appear to be good, there are still some out there who pretends to be real sellers but are actually swindlers.

Purchasing a television before used to be so easy since there are only small considerations to think about like the screen size and other stuff.

However, as time progressed and technology constantly advances it turned out to be a bit intricate. Because of the sophistications brought by these changes, it had already changed the concept of home entertainment specifically television presentation.

To think, looking for an item that is definitely cheap yet guaranteed good is not really that complicated. The above-mentioned tips may guide you in looking for one. Try it to so that your can prove it by yourself.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

All About Plasma Televisions

Plasma televisions have flooded the market, but there are some important facts you should know first. They are a premium price but they offer one of the best combinations of features for a High Definition television today. Plasma screens offer a flat screen of 4” thick that have one of the best pictures available. The newest televisions have resolution capabilities of up to 1080p. This is a huge leap in resolution compared to DVD which only has capabilities of 480i. This means that HD capable plasma televisions can produce more than twice the resolution of a DVD.

The reason that a plasma television can produce such images in a thin layer is the technology that was actually created about 35 years ago. Plasma technology starts with two thin pieces of glass that are filled with xenon and neon gas. The chamber contains all of the pixels which can reach into the millions. This chamber is filled with electric current and it illuminates the pixels that also fill the chamber. This process creates a brilliant picture that is almost unmatched by any other screen. Plasma screens offer very high resolution that is bright and has a wide viewable range. You can view the screen within a 160 degree range with no loss in quality.

To incorporate most of the advantages of a plasma television, you must make sure that it has the features that are most up to date. The most up to date features of plasma televisions is that they have 1080p resolution. You also need multiple HDMI connections because you will be connecting more than just one HD component. DVD players, cable boxes and game consoles all have HDMI capability that makes the best use of your television. Make certain that your plasma television can handle at least two HDMI connections, or it is out of date. Component video is still a great second option, but it will not create as good results. Remember that your plasma television is a center piece for your technology and it should be capable of everything that you own.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Movies Delivered To Your Door

In today's society, convenience is clearly a driving force for consumers. And now more than ever before, Americans are using the Internet to get what they want, when they want it.

In fact, in 2004 American consumers racked up $117 billion in online spending, with a fair share of that amount spent on entertainment and entertainment news.

One of the latest entertainment options - Blockbuster Online - is a new, easy-to-use online DVD rental service that can bring the movie store right to your door with just a few clicks of a computer mouse. With more than 30,000 titles to choose from, movie lovers can rent all the movies they want, from the hottest new releases to independent, special interest and hard-to-find films.

For less than $15 a month, Blockbuster Online users can rent up to three movies at a time and return them at their convenience with the provided pre-paid postage envelope. After a DVD is returned, the next title from the subscriber's online movie queue is mailed, and will usually arrive within one to two days.

"By combining the power of the Internet, the magic of the movies and the trusted Blockbuster name, we're offering the ultimate in home entertainment convenience at an incredible value," said Shane Evangelist, senior vice president of Blockbuster Inc. and general manager of Blockbuster Online. "And for those times when you can't wait for a movie to arrive in your mailbox, we offer the flexibility to rent movies and games at our stores."

The new online DVD rental service is especially convenient for people who live in rural areas, since online access means there's no need to drive long distances to the rental store. Busy parents and on-the-go professionals - or anyone starved for time - also have easy access to the latest and greatest releases, plus many of the classics.

"We've designed a service that really delivers for our subscribers," said Evangelist. "There are no due dates, no late fees, unlimited DVDs at your disposal, and we're the only online DVD rental service that gives each subscriber two free in-store rentals each month, good for movies or games."

Thursday, September 22, 2011

What Is High Definition Television

If you love visual entertainment on the cutting edge, HDTV – or High Definition Television gives you a preview of the future; images and sound that is so real it takes you into the experience. High-definition television takes digital television or DTV to the next level. Or least that is what we have been promised. When the first HDTV announcement was made in 1998, high-tech fans along with movie buffs anxiously awaited its release. But several years have passed since the introduction of this technology for many people it has failed to live up to their expectations.

Part of the problem is that HDTV, analog and digital terms have a lot of people confused. As the United States broadcasters move closer to the date where their signals must be converted from analog to digital in 2009, consumers should be aware that purchasing an analog television should include DTV or digital television signal capability so that they can continue to receive television programming.

As United States broadcasters work through the conversion period from analog to digital television, the signal transmits the information for the video and sound in binary code instead of a wave; using the UHF portion of the radio spectrum with a 6 MHz bandwidth, the same as analog TV signals. Digital television or DTV provides the viewer with several advantages:

• Smaller sized televisions receive pictures and sound with better quality
• Larger television screens benefit from digital signals ability to deliver higher resolution
• Television stations can broadcast several signals using the same bandwidth
• Interactive content or additional information can be broadcast along with the DTV signa
• Digital TV supports high-definition television broadcasting

When the conversion from analog to digital broadcasting is completed, without a DTV decoder in your analog television set you will need cable or satellite service to be able to watch television programming. HDTV is just one part of the digital conversion from analog broadcasting.

But to fully experience HDTV you will need more than just your television; the broadcaster must use a high-definition signal and beside the HDTV set, you will need a receiver and an antenna to receive the signal. DTV uses MPEG-2 encoding, the industry standard for DVDs. As you begin to shop for a high-definition television set you will have several options

An HDTV ready set which is also called an HDTV Monitor. This type of set will not have an HDTV tuner instead they use an NTSC tuner so that you can continue receiving analog television programming.

An integrated HDTV which includes a digital tuner (also known as an ATS tuner) built in to the set itself. You will be able to watch high-definition television broadcasting by attaching an antenna to the set.

HDTV sets have either one or two native resolutions in order to scale the signal to match its resolution capability. It is good idea to consider what type of programming you watch most to select the best native resolution; movie fans should look for television sets with the highest resolution display while sports action fans should choose the highest progression frame rate.

High Definition Television is simply the highest level of digital television available; as more broadcasters convert from analog to digital television, having the right equipment is what will make the difference in your television viewing experience.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Buying The Best Plasma Television

The Internet the best place to buy the right plasma TV. There one can shop with confidence at the world's leading plasma television dealers. Whether it's needed for home or business, the Internet carries all the major brand names, the best pictures, and at the best prices with the fastest delivery.

But rushing out to buy a brand-new plasma television there are many questions that must be answered first. Here are just a few of the things that need to be considered.

What makes plasma TVs so much better?

Plasma TV offers an enormous, flat, bright, sharp, flicker-free display that projects rich, life-like color. Most plasma screens are only a few inches deep, so they require far less space than a CRT television of the same screen size. In fact, most plasma TVs can even be wall-mounted. Many people use them to display their digital photos as art!

Unlike many other methods of producing large, thin screens, plasma TVs have a wide viewing angle and suffer little glare. The whole family or the entire boardroom will have a great view from wherever they are sitting. There is no need to worry about whether each seat is centered in front of the television.

A plasma TV is also not prone to electromagnetic interference. This means that electronics that produce powerful electromagnetic fields, such as large speaker, will not mar the picture quality in the slightest by being placed nearby to the screen. Plasma televisions even have lower power consumption compared to a conventional CRT television.

What features should a plasma TV have?

Some plasma TVs require a built-in electric fan for cooling purposes, much the same way as a desktop or laptop computer does. If the model of television being considered is like this, make certain the fan is not noisy enough to detract from the viewing experience. An increasing number of modern plasma TVs are being designed without the need for a fan.

Consider whether or not the television has a TV tuner built-in. Some plasma TVs function solely as monitors, and do not a TV tuner. Such a unit would require an external video signal be supplied, such as from an entertainment system.

The ideal plasma TV has a built-in TV tuner or comes with a separate multimedia box that contains the TV tuner. A plasma TV will need to have an analog TV tuner in order for it to receive and display an analog TV signal like the local broadcast networks. Having a digital tuner allows it to receive digital signals such as digital cable or freeview. The plasma TV would not need to have a digital TV tuner included if a converter box is already owned.

New plasma televisions should have a set of speakers attached on both sides of the screen. A good set of quality speakers is required for listening in stereo without poor sound quality making it hard to enjoy the show.

Generally, it will not be important for the plasma TV to have a built in amplifier for sound. If external speakers, such as a surround sound audio system, are to be used with the television an external multi-speaker home cinema system will yield the best results.

How should a plasma TV's picture quality be evaluated?

There are two easy criteria to determine which plasma TV screen quality is the best. First, simply compare the peak panel brightness with other plasma screens. The higher the peak brightness, the better. Then examine the contrast ratio. Having a 1000:1 ratio is highly respectable and again, larger ratios are better than smaller ones.

How long does a plasma TV screen last?

Average plasma TV screen have a life expectancy of approximately ten years. This should provide more than enough years to justify the outlay of money a plasma TV requires.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Four Easy Steps to Buy a Plasma Flat Screen Television

If you’re looking to purchase your first plasma flat screen television, there are 4 simple steps to insure a pleasant shopping experience.

First, you must decide how much money you want to spend. Take an inventory of your financial situation, and think about what you really want. If you’re on a budget and can’t afford to spend $2,000, you should begin your search with the lower priced models in the 37”- 42” range. Conversely, if you can afford more than $2,000 your screen choice is unlimited.

Second, decide the screen size and manufacturer you like. Plasma monitors are measured diagonally across the screen, as are other television sets and monitors. Plasma screens start at 32" and increase in size up to 103". The most typical sizes are: 37", 42", 43", 50", 61", and 63". The best selling plasma televisions are made by Panasonic, Pioneer, Sony, and Samsung.

Third, you should consider buying a plasma television from an online e-tailer. Here are some reasons to buy online:

• Convenience. No need to stand on line, or spend time talking to a sales person.

• Price savings. You save money by not having to pay sales taxes and we’re priced below big box retailers.

• Exclusives. They have a wider selection of plasma models to choose from all the major manufacturers.

Fourth, decide where to mount the plasma television. One of the major benefits of plasma TV is the flexibility they afford in mounting and installation options. Here are a few you might consider:

Flat Wall Mounts are the most common mounting option for Plasma TVs for home or business use. This option is the least expensive and allows the plasma monitor to remain closest to the wall, adding less than 2 inches to the depth.

Tilt Wall Mount is used when placing the plasma TV higher than the desired eye level. A tilt wall mount typically allows 15 to 20 of tilt, depending upon the brand.

Conclusion, buying a plasma television can be an exciting experience that will bring thousand of hours of entertainment if you follow these four simple steps.

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