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How To Find High-Definition Content For Your HDTV Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 July 2006
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How To Find High-Definition Content For Your HDTV
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So, Is HDTV Worth It?
In a word, absolutely. In a few more words, anyone who tells you that there’s not enough content available in HDTV isn’t paying attention. With the exception of reality shows, just about every primetime show on the Big Four networks is broadcast in high-definition. So, too, is every major sporting event and plenty of minor ones. Afternoon soap operas. Late-night talk shows. Nature and history shows galore. Unless you spend all of your time surfing highly specific niche channels, there’s plenty of HDTV content to be found on television.

On the software side of things, a format called D-VHS used to be the only way to watch pre-recorded HD discs, but that’s about to change with the arrival of Blu-ray and HD-DVD players. These players are coming to market in the next few months, with software titles from the major studios soon to follow (or so we’ve been told).

Yes, a time will come – February 2009, if the FCC keeps its promise – when it will be much easier to find HDTV content. That’s when broadcasters will switch to a completely digital system. Until then, you have to do a bit of research in order to make the most of your HDTV. Trust us when we tell you that, once you’ve watched an episode of “CSI” or “Lost” in high definition, you quickly forget the work and simply enjoy the reward.

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