Re: HDTV box
- From: "davidrobinson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <davidrobinson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 11 May 2006 06:22:18 -0700
Apologise if wrong Group but can anyone explain why do we need yet
another box to watch TV. I assume TV's marked HDTV ready are
not really ready at all if you need a separate box. Also anyone explain
why all these box circuitries can't be incorporated inside the TV itself?
Which "circuitry" would you like?
The one for HD digital satellite (Sky HD?) which isn't launching until
later this month and requires proprietary decryption technology?
The one for HD digital terrestrial which only start testing earlier
this week, and won't be a full service until after analogue switch off?
Or the one for HD digital cable which includes the proprietary (and
already out of date) telewest technology, or the currently non existent
(AFAIK) ntl or homechoice technology?
In other words, there isn't a standard to incorporate!
The TVs _are_ HD ready because when you buy an HD DVD player, HD STB,
or whatever, they have the right connections.
Unlike other TVs, not marked HD ready, which may be able to display
some of the HD resolutions, but do not have the necessary connections.
I agree it is confusing though. So many HD ready TVs with integrated
Freeview, none of which will be able to display Freeview HD (if it
happens) without the addition of a STB!
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