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HDTV for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Publisher Comments:

Designed to demystify the whole concept of HDTV for anybody intrigued by the concept of better quality television, but not yet convinced that they understand what HDTV is all about. The book  includes a primer to HDTV  and the confusing swirl of standards, acronyms, and technical terms consumers face when looking to purchase an HDTV set. There will be instruction on what to look for when  buying any kind of HDTV. In the third part of the book,   readers will learn how to  get the HD signals in their homes. There are several different methods for this, even if HDTV isn't offered in your area.  Finally, the book will  discuss  getting an HDTV connected in the reader’ s home, including  how HDTVs can fit into a whole home network of computers, entertainment gear and more.

Book News Annotation:

The bad news is soon you will have to replace an electronic gadget in your house, The good news is you will not have to buy yet another copy of the White Album in yet another media. HDTV, not to be confused by ADHD, is a vast improvement on the US television broadcast standard NTSC (Never Twice the Same Color). However, getting used to the high quality is not the problem. Getting used to the presently high price is. The authors, encourage you to read up on the technology a bit, shopping very carefully, and getting what you need to make sure yours is a proper HDTV experience. They describe HDTV channels and programs, getting into DVDs and gaming consoles, and the art of developing and actually enjoying sensory overload. For those of us who still cherish the White Album on LPs, the authors include a bit of nostalgia about the pre-HDTV days as well.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

The bad news is soon you will have to replace an electronic gadget in your house, The good news is you will not have to buy yet another copy of the White Album in yet another media. HDTV, not to be confused by ADHD, is a vast improvement on the US television broadcast standard NTSC (Never Twice the Same Color). However, getting used to the high quality is not the problem. Getting used to the presently high price is. The authors, encourage you to read up on the technology a bit, shopping very carefully, and getting what you need to make sure yours is a proper HDTV experience. They describe HDTV channels and programs, getting into DVDs and gaming consoles, and the art of developing and actually enjoying sensory overload. For those of us who still cherish the White Album on LPs, the authors include a bit of nostalgia about the pre-HDTV days as well. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Get HDTV and get connected without getting confused!

Buy wisely, surround yourself with sound, watch your movies in HD, and more

If HDTV looks appealing but the mountain of mumbo-jumbo has you peeling out the door, take heart! Finally, here's a plain-English explanation of what HDTV is and how to choose one, hook it up, locate and access programming sources, and even how to connect your movie machines and Xbox for even more HD fun.

Discover how to

  • Plan your HDTV system and choose the right equipment
  • Connect to programming sources
  • Add A/V entertainment gear and accessories
  • Get HD action on your Xbox®
  • Access HDTV over your home network

Synopsis:

  • Demystifies confusing HDTV acronyms, standards, and technical terms, helping readers select a set, integrate it into a home entertainment system, and sit down to an awesomely crisp, clear picture
  • More than 1.2 million HDTV receivers have been shipped, and all major broadcast networks now offer shows in the HDTV format
  • Shows how to get HDTV signals into a home– through an antenna, dish, or cable– and take home theater systems, DVD viewing, video games, and home networking to the max
  • About the Author

    Danny Briere founded TeleChoice, Inc., a telecommunications consulting company, in 1985 and now serves as CEO of the company. Widely known throughout the telecommunications and networking industry, Danny has written more than one thousand articles about telecommunications topics and has authored or edited ten books, including Internet Telephony For Dummies, Smart Homes For Dummies (now in its second edition), Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 PC For Dummies, and Home Theater For Dummies. He is frequently quoted by leading publications on telecommunications and technology topics and can often be seen on major TV networks, providing analysis on the latest communications news and breakthroughs.

    Pat Hurley is Director of research with TeleChoice, Inc. specializing in emerging telecommunications and digital home technologies, particularly all the latest consumer electronics, access gear, and home technologies, including wireless LANs, DSL, cable modems, satellite services, and home-networking services. Pat frequently consults with the leading telecommunications carriers, equipment vendors, consumer goods manufacturers, and other players in the telecommunications and consumer electronics industries. Pat is the coauthor of Internet Telephony For Dummies, Smart Homes For Dummies, Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 PC For Dummies, and Home Theater For Dummies.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction.

    Part I: HDTV Fundamentals.

    Chapter 1: What the Heck Is HDTV?

    Chapter 2: Shopping Smart.

    Chapter 3: Cables and Connections.

    Part II: Love at First Sight.

    Chapter 4: Hooking Up Your HDTV.

    Chapter 5: Enhancing Your HDTV.

    Chapter 6: Magic Black Boxes.

    Part III: HDTV Channels.

    Chapter 7: Who’s Showing HDTV?

    Chapter 8: Something’s in the Air.

    Chapter 9: The Cable Guy.

    Chapter 10: Rocket Science.

    Part IV: Movie Machines.

    Chapter 11: DVDs.

    Chapter 12: Getting Into DVRs.

    Chapter 13: Taping Time.

    Part V: Monitor Madness.

    Chapter 14: Gaming Consoles.

    Chapter 15: Camcorders.

    Chapter 16: Gadgets.

    Chapter 17: Home Networking.

    Part VI: Sensory Overload.

    Chapter 18: Understanding Audio.

    Chapter 19: Home Theater Audio.

    Chapter 20: Setting the Mood.

    Part VII: Geek Stuff.

    Chapter 21: TV Engineering 101.

    Chapter 22: Projecting a Good Image.

    Chapter 23: Thin Is In.

    Chapter 24: Good Ol’ Tubes.

    Part VIII: The Part of Tens.

    Chapter 25: Ten Places to Buy an HDTV.

    Chapter 26: Ten (or so) HDTV Accessories.

    Index.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780764575860
    Author:
    Briere, Danny
    Publisher:
    For Dummies
    Author:
    Briere, Daniel D.
    Author:
    Hurley, Pat
    Author:
    Hurley
    Subject:
    Television & Video
    Subject:
    High definition television
    Subject:
    Reference
    Subject:
    Reference - General
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    WebSite Associated w/Book
    Series:
    For Dummies
    Publication Date:
    20070529
    Binding:
    Online electronic file accessible through online networks
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    288
    Dimensions:
    9.20x6.22x.60 in. .79 lbs.

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    "Synopsis" by , Get HDTV and get connected without getting confused!

    Buy wisely, surround yourself with sound, watch your movies in HD, and more

    If HDTV looks appealing but the mountain of mumbo-jumbo has you peeling out the door, take heart! Finally, here's a plain-English explanation of what HDTV is and how to choose one, hook it up, locate and access programming sources, and even how to connect your movie machines and Xbox for even more HD fun.

    Discover how to

    • Plan your HDTV system and choose the right equipment
    • Connect to programming sources
    • Add A/V entertainment gear and accessories
    • Get HD action on your Xbox®
    • Access HDTV over your home network

    "Synopsis" by ,
  • Demystifies confusing HDTV acronyms, standards, and technical terms, helping readers select a set, integrate it into a home entertainment system, and sit down to an awesomely crisp, clear picture
  • More than 1.2 million HDTV receivers have been shipped, and all major broadcast networks now offer shows in the HDTV format
  • Shows how to get HDTV signals into a home– through an antenna, dish, or cable– and take home theater systems, DVD viewing, video games, and home networking to the max
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