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AV Jargon for Dummies?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs Forum' started by gliderpilot925, Apr 2, 2005.

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  1. gliderpilot925

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    I'm looking to replace my CRT TV for a 32" LCD and, in my naivety, thought it would be easy. All I had to do was scan the Forum threads and unpick a few of them. How wrong can you be!
    I am left trailing in the wake of terms like HDMI HDCP (High definition something, I guess?) and I don't know whether HDTV is a "must-have" if you're not a Sky subscriber.
    Can anyone tell me where I can find some Lexicon of Jargon, that is, an AV BOOK FOR DUMMIES, which covers compatibility (e.g. I've got a Panasonic DMRE100 which doesn't seem to want to record Freeview programmes) and connectivity so I can connect my laptop as well as a VHS recorder and Pace set top box as well as the DVDrecorder.
    It would need to be an easy reader because when it comes to technology I try hard but I'm not very good at digital joined-up thinking. ;-)
     
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    Thanks Jimg, I have so much more to be confused about now. I suppose I'll just have to try to take it one step at a time and hope the technology hasn't changed by the time I've finished reading.
    Being cynical, I tend not to trust the "information" tendered by salesmen when they're trying to sell me something; are there any other sources you can suggest?
     
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    Jimg you are an Ace. However did you come across these sites? (That's rhetorical - no reply expected). I should now be able to determine what I need fairly readily, even if it will take a while. Thanks very much, however, I can't guarantee that I wont come back with questions raised by the articles. Thanks again.
     

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