Number 1:The promise of 1080p
High definition TVs and high definition TV programming are taking the world by storm as consumers begin to realize how much better they are than traditional standard definition television. In the quest to support this demand for better image quality, many vendors are now offering TVs that offer what, in theory, should be the be-all and end-all of HDTV resolutions-1080p. The real-world benefits of 1080p TVs are limited for most people, however, due to lack of commercial content available in that resolution, technical challenges associated with 1080p displays, and the inability to actually see the resolution enhancements in most viewing environments.
Number 2:The current state of OLED research
The LCD juggernaut hasn't halted advances in organic LEDs for flat-panel displays. OLEDs are increasing in size and diversity and that they are being considered for numerous applications including HDTV screens.
Number 3: Review: EchoStar DISH Network ViP622 HDTV DVR
EchoStar has long been called the other DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite) satellite company by some. Many people these days, however, believe that it might be even better than that other satellite company because of improved image quality overall (especially with local channels), and a line-up of more innovative set-top box satellite receivers as well.
Number 5: Scaling the sea of HD
With all the hype surrounding high definition displays, 1080p and the future of television broadcasting becoming all digital, it's surprising that more consumers don't know the benefits of video scaling. Simply put, scaling in video means the reformatting of the picture through various algorithms, to occupy more or fewer scan lines than it did before without cropping of subject material.
Number 7: Understanding broadband silicon tuners for broadband cable and TV apps: A Tutorial
Video RF tuners are used in a wide variety of consumer products, including televisions, analog and digital set top boxes, digital video recorders, and cable modems. Recently, advances in CMOS technologies have enabled the creation of cost-effective integrated silicon tuners. This article will first provide the reader with a comprehensive tutorial that covers the basics of RF tuners, reviews the performance specifications used in this class of tuners, and discusses how integrated silicon tuners offer improvements over traditional approaches, such as "can" tuners.
Number 8: Tomorrow's TV tuner today
The past decade delivered an unprecedented and multi-front evolution of television broadcasts and receivers - including stereo audio, HDTV, flat-screen technology using LCD and plasma and television receivers integrated into personal computers. TV manufacturers depend on tuners to get the best picture quality.
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