Home Theatre and HDTV
HDTV is probably the most common and affordable major development in TV technology in a long time. It has been succeeded with Internet-enabled TV and Blu-ray indeed, but HDTV is still the least expensive of them all. TV makers keep on pushing the term “high definition” as marketing pitch, and it has worked wonders so far. People are rushing to replace their old-fashioned standard definition TV with newer bigger flatter slimmer HDTV. The problem is that not everybody can take full advantage of their sophisticated TV set. Just because your TV says “high definition” right at the top bezel, it does not mean it can automatically convert standard definition audio/video into better quality. It requires good understanding of how it works, so you get what you pay for.
- Coaxial: often referred to simply as RF, such connection is usually labelled cable or The good thing about RF connection is that it is compatible with almost all modern devices including DVD player, game console, or AVR. Its shortcoming is the transmission quality; RF is the lowest type of video connection between your TV and any compatible source. Although it does work, the picture quality is not as good as you may expect. Instead of using RF, consider other connection types such as HDMI, composite video, S-Video, etc.
- HDMI: with HDMI, you should be able to transmit the signals for both audio and video through a single cable instead of two.
- S-video or Composite video: as the name suggests, either connection type only handles video signals. This means you need to use additional stereo RCA audio connection to the TV.
You can use coaxial cable to connect satellite receiver or cable box to satellite dish. However, it is recommended that you connect your TV with the component by using high-definition connection such as HDMI to get best quality video. Assuming you also want to hear high-quality sounds, you must make digital audio connection from the satellite receiver or cable box to stand-alone stereo speakers. And then depending on the devices you have, either optical or coaxial digital audio connection is used.
If you have not installed or configured a complete set of home theater before, everything does sound a little bit confusing with all the connection types, devices, audio signals, and so on. Regardless of your devices and types of connections they allow, however, Arrow Antennas makes sure that both audio and video signals passing through all the electronics and wires will come out crystal clear at optimum quality and fidelity. Home theater system does not come cheap, so you might as well get professionals’ assistance to configure the devices properly and get quality entertainment worth your money.