The technology used to produce the HDTV image.
The approximate measurement in inches of the viewable area of the HDTV screen
The amount of detail that a HDTV can display. Three standards are currently
defined by the International Telecommunication Union for widespread use. The
standards (best to worse) are 1080p, 1080i and 720p.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price.
Typical price of the HDTV in a store or from an online retailer.
A calculation of the cost per square inch of the HDTV screen. Computed by
dividing the area of the screen (height x width), by the "Street Price".
- An ATSC tuner allows for reception of over-the-air digital television (DTV)
signals with an antenna, in North America.
- An NTSC tuner allows for the reception of legacy analog NTSC broadcasts.
Currently February 17, 2009 is the scheduled mandatory shut off date for all
NTSC broadcasts in North America.
- A QAM tuner allows for direct reception of unscrambled digital cable channels
without the use of a set-top box.
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a framework to allow consumers to
easily and conveniently enjoy digital content using diverse devices from any
location in their home. The framework utilizes a home IP Network, whether that
network is wired, Wi-Fi or a mix of wired and Wi-Fi topology, to allow an
exchange of data between digital devices.
Remote control units that are packaged with HDTVs fall in to 3 distinct groups.
From best to worse they are:
- “Multi-Brand Learning” remotes have a pre-programmed code library of commands
for other manufacturer’s equipment, and also have the ability to learn commands
not programmed in the library so you can use one remote for all of your
- “Multi-Brand” remotes have a built-in code library of commands for other
manufacturer’s equipment, allowing you to control the basic functions of other
equipment with one remote.
- “Basic” remotes will control only the HDTV set, and perhaps other equipment
produced by the same manufacturer.
Standard manufacturer’s warranty, when the HDTV is purchased from an authorized