High-definition televisions (HDTVs) offer a much higher resolution than standard televisions, creating a more crisp and vivid picture. Although there are some drawbacks to HDTV, anyone shopping for a new television should consider purchasing one, CNET Reviews recommends.
HDTV provides a much more clear picture than regular TV, especially when displaying high-definition television. DVDs also look sharper and more colorful on an HDTV than a regular TV, according to CNET Reviews. Since more and more people, and television shows, are switching to HDTV, having a high-definition television means you won’t have to update your technology as quickly.
Regular TV Advantages
Non-HD televisions are less expensive than HDTVs. In addition, if you mostly watch shows that aren’t available in high-definition, the difference in image quality between TVs is more equitable. Regular TVs only require a cable or cable box to access television shows. HDTVs require HD satellite or cable boxes and access to HD programming, which may cost more than regular cable.
Digital broadcasting is not the same as HDTV, although it does enable improved image and sound quality. If you use an analog TV, you will need a digital-to-analog converter to watch shows digitally. U.S. television switched to all-digital broadcasting on June 13, 2009.