HDTV or High-definition television is a digital TV broadcasting system with a higher resolution than traditional formats such PAL, NTSC, and PAL. Because of its clear and sharp picture, HD TV has become very popular in recent years. It offers theater-quality audio because it uses the Dolby Digital format to support 5.1 surround sound. To get the full benefits that HD TV offers, you need an HD ready television and you must also get special receivers to get HDTV.
You need a High-Definition (HD) satellite receiver to receive High Definition programming from DISH Network.
The Dish Network HD VIP 211 Receiver
The Dish Network 211 satellite TV high definition receiver HD VIP 211 features clear and vivid picture that is five times sharper than standard television. The Dish Network 211 supports one HDTV and also supports TV display resolutions 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i. It uses Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and features a widescreen electronic program guide with easy search features. With the DishHOME Interactive TV, you can watch six screens at once. You can also access on demand entertainment, games, shopping, news, sports, weather and customer service. The Dish Network HD VIP 211 receiver offers good HD technology with rich color and picture clarity.
DISH Network ViP622 DVR DTV Receiver
The ViP622 DVR is DISH Network’s top-of-the-line high-definition receiver and Digital Video Recorder. It allows you to Pause, rewind and record TV programs. Unlike the Dish 211 receiver which only supports one HDTV, the Vip 622 provides the ability to view independent programming on two televisions. It is an advanced MPEG-4 dual-tuner high definition satellite receiver and integrated digital video recorder (DVR). You can even record a live program while watching a pre-recorded program. As with the Dish Network HD VIP 211 Receiver, the ViP622 DVR also supports Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound when available. It’s often promoted as the first HD satellite DVR that can record MPEG-4. Although some cable companies charge a fee for the DVR service, Dish Network currently offers it for free.
Source by Bridget Mwape