Missourisnowflakes wrote:I have a HD television but I do not have HD signal going into it. The picture is still really good though. If we decided to go HD in our satellite programming would I need to get different cables? Also would a HD DVD still be HD in a regular DVD player?
It's dependent on how your TV connects to the satelite box. What cable are you using for that at the moment?
And no an HD-DVD would not produce HD in a regular DVD player. I'm guessing you're talking about those HD-DVD's that have both formats on a single disc right?
They can put both formats on one DVD? We did not have an HD television before so I never even bothered looking at the HD DVD's before.
We have not upgraded our cables at all so we are using the ones the satellite installer brought with him when we got they system a couple of years ago.
Autobot032 wrote:Depending on the model of your TV and the Satellite tuner, there are two ways you can connect the two devices to receive the HD signals through the TV.
1.) Component Video Cables (Red, Blue, Green.) This is known as Analog, but can support video signals from 480i (SDTV) up through 1080p (True HD). Most likely, your TV will only do 1080i as the maximum resolution.
2.) HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) This is digital and it handles both Audio and Video through a single cable. This will handle all formats running from 480p (EDTV Enhanced Definition. Better than SD, not quite as good as HD.) all the way through to 1080p. (Again, depending on the set, most likely your TV can only go as high 1080i)
Make sure your Satellite receiver has either one of those capabilities and you'll be able to receive the High Definition signal and content through your TV.
If you want HD froma DVD signal (which also uses HDMI) you'll need an upconvert DVD player, or a Blu-Ray Player. (I won't recommend HD-DVD because it's no longer going to be made or supported.)
A standard definition DVD player will only play standard discs. It cannot play Blu-Ray or HD-DVD discs as they are physically different than a standard DVD disc.
Also, Upconvert DVD players cannot play HD or Blu-Ray discs. They only play standard definition discs. (The player and the tv upconvert the signal together, makes it look HD.)
If you've got any questions, PM me. I'll try and walk you through it.
A Blu-Ray player will not play a regular DVD? I wonder if that will change now that HD is getting discontinued.
I am not entirely sure what the resolution is on the TV. The picture looked the same as all of the other TV's there. I do notice that the picture is not as clear as it was in the store. I am assuming that the store used an HD signal.