HDTV Converter Helps Convert Signals To Be Compatible With The Needs Of HDTV
The device you need to use when wanting to convert signals is known as a HDTV converter which has now become more of a necessity with the coming of high definition televisions which in turn require transmission of television pictures into higher resolution that are often more than twice those of conventional and analog transmissions and which may also contain surround sound as well.
In-Built Converters Push Up The Prices Of Such HDTV's
It is however normal for most modern day HDTV systems to have in them an in-built HDTV converter though such a facility does push the price up quite a bit making such HDTV's very expensive and thus puts them out of the average buyer's reach. Still, with more and more homes having high definition TVs in them, users need some way to get the maximum enjoyment from their HDTV's and this where a HDTV converter comes in handy since it can be attached to a conventional analog TV to get HDTV pictures and sound.
So, when you attach a HDTV converter you get the capability of transforming your digital signals into analog and so you can enjoy HD pictures on your analog set in a manner such that you may not even be able to differentiate between the quality of pictures so received and those found in HDTV's. Though HDTV sets are more apt for HD viewing, using a HDTV converter does still provide the owner of analog systems a way by which to enjoy HDTV viewing complete with high resolution as well as surround sound albeit maybe not as sharp as is found in dedicated HDTV sets.
The HDTV converter is able to automatically detect the incoming signals that could be in any format including RGBHV, YPbPr or even YCbCr format and then transforms these signals into HD format such as 4801, 480p, and 720p and even 1080i resolution. What's more, there is another function that the HDTV converter can perform and that it that it is able to use 480i component video signals and then decode them so that they can be changed into HDTV resolutions. In case you are wondering about what 'i' and 'p' refer to - well 'i' stands for interlaced while 'p' stands for progressive.
There are other benefits to using a HDTV converter as well, and one of them is that they are very compact and not like your usual television converter and the technology used in them is certainly nothing less than cutting edge. And, now that these devices are more in demand, you can find different makes of HDTV converters to choose from, and they are available in various types as well. So, you can choose from between Philips, JVC and Panasonic and expect to pay anything from one hundred and fifty dollars to three hundred dollars for them.