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It doesn't matter how much you spend on your TV ... if you don't know how to use it, it doesn't do you much good.
My goal when setting up your TV and components is to have the simplest operation with the least amount of wires.
For those with cable, all your channels will stay the same and your recorded shows will still be there. I will program your cable remote to your new TV so you can keep using the remote you're familiar with.
- Connecting your Blu-ray, DVD, VCR, games, speakers
- Programming your cable remote to your new TV
- Testing your TV to ensure everything works
- Walking you though using your new TV
- Mounting your TV
- Concealing the cables
- Delivering your new TV
- Hauling Away your old TV
What’s the difference between ‘Digital TV’ and ‘HD TV’?
In the simplest of terms, both are digital (not analog) but HD is better quality. Think of digital TV as “regular quality”, and HD TV as “higher quality”.
Why doesn't the picture on my new TV look as good as it did in the store?
Most likely within the connections & setup of your TV, cable box, DVD player, and wiring, there is something that is analog, or not HD. The store is using all HD products within their TV setup to show what the TV is capable of, if everything including the wiring is up-to-date.
What do I need in order to get a full ‘High Definition’ picture?
You must have an HD television, and also an HD cable or satellite box, and also the TV show or program must have been filmed in HD. For movies on a disc, you'll need a Blu-Ray player. Everything must be plugged into the TV with HD cables such as an HDMI cable.
Another lesser known option, is using an antenna to pull in local channels in HD. For this, plug in an antenna or 'rabbit ears' into your HD television, and tune to a local channel broadcasting in high definition. This does work as I use an antenna in my own home.
What’s the difference between a DVD player and a Blu-Ray player?
Think of a Blu-Ray player as a high definition DVD player. The way it operates is exactly the same. Also, like a DVD player, Blu-Ray players can also play movies on DVD's, and music on CD's as well.
Why does my TV have black bars on either the top-and-bottom, or left-and-right?
The bars come from the source of your signal. Your TV is only displaying the image that it was sent. These are the most common possibilities that may be causing the bars:
- If the camera used to film the program wasn't a widescreen camera, your picture will have bars on left-and-right.
- Even if the camera was widescreen, your cable provider may not be transmitting the picture to you in widescreen, resulting again with sidebars.
- If your program was originally formatted to fit a theater screen with a 21:9 ratio, which is wider than your 16:9 wide TV, you will have bars on top-and-bottom.
Most TV manufacturers give you the option to stretch the picture to fill the entire screen with a button on the remote control. This button has many names, but is commonly one of the following: 'Pic Size', 'P. Size', 'Wide' or 'format', etc...
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