HDTV and Your Phoenix Home Theater

Jul 21, 2014

You probably know that HDTV stands for high-definiton television, but do know know what components are required to view an HDTV broadcast or how HDTV works? For a nuts-and-bolts overview of HDTV that answers these questions and discusses why HDTV should be an essential element of every Phoenix home theater installation design, continue reading below.


What is HDTV?

HDTV signals support a higher and more concentrated volume of pixels than analog signals and cathode ray tube televison sets. This is the short answer for why HDTV is defined by clear, sharp, vivid images that can enhance the home theater viewing experience. Since HDTV is broadcast digitally and can be easily compressed, it requires less bandwidth than analog television in spite of its high resolution picture.

What is Required for HDTV?

Since HDTV is broadcast through the airwaves, it is important that you have an ATSC or DTV tuner. Many HDTV sets have built-in tuners, as do some video game consoles and other home theater accessories. If you intend to have a digital satellite package in your home, you may need additional equipment.Your Phoenix home theater installation professional or cable provideshould be able to help you with this.

How Can I Prepare my Phoenix Home Theater for an HDTV Experience?

An HDTV compatible TV and HDTV tuner are the essential ingredients to an HDTV experience, provided that you have local or satellite access to HDTV broadcasts. In addition to purchasing this essential equipment, you should work closely with your Phoenix home theater installation professional to get the lighting, spacing, and electric wiring just right in your home theater. For an optimal experience, you will also need comfortable home theater seating furnishings and an excellent sound system.

Does HDTV Have Anything to Do with High-Definiton Sound?

Equipping your Phoenix home theater for HDTV does not necessarily mean that you will automatically enjoy high quality sound. For that, you will need state-of-the-art surround sound speakers and installation services carried out by a skilled professional. Having an HDTV setup and high-quality sound will help you to have the best multimedia experience you can have in your Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Mesa home theater. 

Are you looking for a Scottsdale TV and home theater installation specialist who can also handle your home theater speaker installation? To schedule an estimate with a skilled, experienced, and reputable home theater installation and electric wiring professional, call Integrated IO® in Fountain Hills at (855) 494-7338.

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