Monday, April 20, 2009

Why Digital is Better

Many people may wonder what is so great about Digital Television, and they may wonder why they have to go through the hassle of obtaining a digital converter when they have been doing perfectly fine with their analog signals. First, it is important to understand the difference between digital and analog. Analog signals are created with magnetic waves that carry both picture and sound to the television set, meaning that interference can be a big problem. Digital actually consists of compressed signals, broadcasted over a bandwidth. In fact, there is a huge difference between digital and analog, and digital is leaps and bounds better than analog. Here are just a few of the reasons why. 

     Clearer and sharper images and sound: digital has a leg up on analog, for it offers clear and crisp images (no snow or double exposures here) and the sound has a strength and smoothness not available in analog. Often, users of analog signals will have problems with sound interference or sounds bleeding from other signals. This can be quite an annoying inconvenience. And, it is an inconvenience that is solved by the switch to digital. Analog picture often includes snow, bleed over from other channels, double exposed images, or other little annoyances that do not exist in digital.
    HDTV is an experience that can only happen with digital signals. High Definition television carries rich, bright and realistic colors that make watching television feel more like you are at the event or on the show or in the movie. Anyone who has ever watched a show in HDTV will find the old signals dull and flat. To get HDTV, you will need to already have a digital signal and television set.
     Everything is going digital. Digital signals offer a large number of channels that analog just cannot handle, so making the transition to the new signal means hundreds and hundreds of other channels as opposed to just a handful. It is like a whole new world of entertainment available to viewers.
     With the world transitioning to digital, analog signals will soon be a thing of the past, and in many ways, this will be a huge improvement for those viewers who have spent their lives watching analog. Plus, a digital television set does not have to be purchased, for converter boxes are available to receive the analog signal and convert it for your television.

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