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New guide on Afterdawn: Getting Started With HDTV

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 24 Dec 2007 6:41 User comments (2)

New guide on Afterdawn: Getting Started With HDTV If you've been thinking about getting your first HDTV but haven't been able to decipher the wide array of technology and marketing terms well enough to decide what to look at you should take a look at our new guide Title Getting Started With HDTV.
From LCD to plasma, and Progressive to interlaced it gives you a tour through the technology, highlighting what you need to know.

You can find the new guide, along with others on a variety of topics in our Guides section.

If you want to evaluate different models of HDTV don't forget about our Hardware section, where you can find and add descriptions and reviews of flat panel TVs.

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2 user comments

124.12.2007 11:58
nobrainer
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Does it include information about the DRM that the MPAA has forced on us all HDCP, if your screen is not HDCP compliant or the DRM "handshake" takes a little too long you will be blocked from viewing any Hi-Def content?

Then there is the UK issue of the government sell off of the airwaves so after the digital switch over you will not get a single Hi-Def channel via free view, even the BBC HD channels that are funded by us, will only be available via Sky or Cable premium rate subscriptions so the mass populous get to enjoy a 480 picture stretched to 1080, that's gotta be worth 800+ to get a worse quality picture!

American Studios' Secret Plan to Lock Down European TV Devices

Originally posted by link FTA::
Hollywood's desire to force DRM on TV fans doesn't stop at the U.S. border -- an international consortium of television and technology companies is devising draconian anti-consumer restrictions for the next generation of TVs in Europe and beyond, at the behest of American entertainment giants.

EFF is the only public interest group to have gained entrance into the secretive meetings of the Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB), a group that creates the television and video specifications used in Europe, Australia, and much of Asia and Africa. In a report released today, we show how U.S. movie and television companies have convinced DVB to create new technical specifications that would build digital rights management technologies into televisions. These specifications are designed to give content providers a veto over innovation and take away consumers' rights to make legitimate uses of lawfully acquired digital television content.
BTW when they say Hollywood they mean the MPAA.


This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Dec 2007 @ 12:03

228.12.2007 19:32

I love this guides this will make jobs for us in the forums easier. I feel that we do have a lot of questions that are being asked that this would at least deal with and make it easier for everyone on aD.

Good Job.

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