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How to Get True 1080p Image for your HDTV

Get the Absolute Most Out of Your Home Entertainment System with a 1080p TV

High definition is common among many of the displays in today’s electronic industry.  Several televisions, computer monitors, and other displays are designed to output high-resolution video, but there is more to receiving high definition than just buying a new HDTV.  There are 3 important parts to getting true 1080p: The source, the connection, and the display.  Each of these is equally important in ensuring that you are seeing the best image possible.

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Part 1: The Source
Your television receives a video signal from a source, such as a Blu-ray player, HD cable box, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, or any other device with a high definition video output. The television can only display the resolution of the input source.  This means if an HDTV capable of displaying 1080p is only receiving a standard broadcast signal of 480i, then the television will only show a 480i picture.  It is best to make sure that the input signal and the televisions maximum resolution are the same.

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Part 2: The Connection
The cables that connect the input source to the television are very important.  Different types of cables are capable of transferring various signal types and qualities.  A 1080p television requires an HDMI cable to display a true 1080p display.  Currently, this is the standard cable for transferring high resolution home audio and video signals.  If you are connecting an HD source to an HDTV with a cable other than HDMI, the image being displayed will not be true 1080p.

Part 3: The Display

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The television, monitor, or other display must be capable of showing a full 1080p image in order for you to truly experience full HD.  Look for a Full HD logo on your display, or see if it has a maximum resolution of 1920×1080 or higher.  If so, then the display is ready to receive a high definition signal.  If the input source is full HD, but the television is not capable of showing a 1080p image,  you will not be viewing true 1080p.

It might sound complicated at first, but the concept is quite simple.  In order to experience a true 1080p display, all three parts listed above must be compatible with 1080p.  Once the three parts are 1080p compatible, then you are ready to experience television, movies, and video games like never before.

Staff writers at Sonic Electronix are experts in their field. In addition to a complete in-house training program, these experts typically have many years of hands-on experience in their specialty. Some come from car audio installer backgrounds, while others come with extensive retail experience.
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