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1080i The number 1080 stands for 1080 lines of vertical resolution, while the letter i stands for interlaced or non-progressive scan.
1080P The number 1080 stands for 1080 lines of vertical resolution[1], while the letter p stands for progressive scan or non-interlaced.
3D Comb Filter In signal processing, a comb filter adds a slightly delayed version of a signal to itself, causing phase cancellations. The frequency response of a comb filter consists of a series of regularly spaced spikes, so that it looks like a comb. This feature comes standard on all Sansui televisions.
480P The p stands for progressive scan, i.e. non-interlaced, while the 480 denotes a vertical resolution of 480 lines.
5.1 Channel Refers to surround sound formats that use five channels ("5" designation) of full frequency sound and one channel (".1" designation) for low frequency effects (LFE). Examples of 5.1-channel surround sound formats are Dolby Digital and DTS.
720P The number 720 stands for 720 lines of vertical resolution, while the letter p stands for progressive scan or non-interlaced.
Analog Audio Connection This is an audio connection that commonly uses RCA specified RED/WHITE or RED/BLACK schemes for transmitting audio from the television or player to an external audio source.
Analog TV Today's TV system using radio frequency waves to transmit and display pictures and sound. Today's TV system using radio frequency waves to transmit and display pictures and sound.
Analog TV Tuner Analog TV tuner will pick out specific channels by specifically concentrating on a specific MHz range of a large broadcast band. By focusing on a specific range it can pick up the video portion of a station in one section and the audio portion in another. It is not possible to transmit high definition via analog signal due to limitations on how much information can be sent with in a given time frame. Analog signals will no longer be used via Antenna after February 17th, 2009. Instead all antenna transmissions with be Digital. Cable directly from cable companies will still be able to provide analog TV signal.
Aspect Ratio Aspect ratio refers to the images height vs. the images width. The current industry standards for this are 4:3 which square and 16:9 which is more of a horizontal rectangle shape. Most all television broadcasts are 4:3 except for high definition broadcasts. Due to the resolutions required for high definition it will always be broadcast in 16:9.
ATSC The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is the group that helped to develop the new digital television standard for the United States, also adopted by Canada, Mexico, and South Korea and being considered by other countries.
Brightness The amount of light emitted from the display, measure in candela per square meter.
BD Live 2.0 BD Live 2.0 is a standard for Blu-Ray players that utilizes an internet connection that allows you download additional content for your BD-Live movie. In order to use this the BD player must be BD-Live enabled and have a connected internet connection plugged into the ethernet port.
Blu-ray Disc Also known as BD, Blu-ray is an optical storage medium designed to supersede the standard DVD format. The main advantage of BD is that it displays in true 720P and 1080P formats, whereas DVD could only output to 480P or up-converted to 720/1080 formats.
Coaxial Audio Connection A digital coaxial audio connection is a wired connection that is used for transferring digital audio signals (such as PCM, Dolby Digital, and DTS) from a source device to an AV receiver or Surround Sound Preamp/Processor. Digital Coaxial Audio Connections use one RCA-style connection plugs.
Closed Caption (CC) Closed captioning (CC) allows deaf and hard of hearing / hearing-impaired people, people learning English as an additional language, people first learning how to read, people in a noisy environment, and others to read a transcript or dialogue of the audio portion of a video, film, or other presentation. As the video plays, text captions are displayed that transcribe, although not always verbatim, what is said and by whom and indicate other relevant sounds.
Color Depth Color depth is used to describe the number of bits used in a single pixel to make up a color. The more bits per the pixel the better the transition from one color to another and help detail different shades of a specific color that are adjacent to one another.
Color Temperature The NTSC and PAL TV norms call for a compliant TV screen to display an electrically "black-and-white" signal (minimal color saturation) at a color temperature of 6500K. On many actual sets however, especially older and/or cheaper ones, there is a very noticeable deviation from this requirement of the standard.
Component video Analog video signals (also called Component Cables) must provide red, green and blue signals to create a television image. The simplest type consists of the three discrete red, green and blue signals sent down three coaxial cables. There are a number of schemes which vary according to how synchronization is handled. If a synchronization signal is sent on the green channel, it is called sync-on-green.
Contrast Ratio The contrast ratio is a metric of a display system, defined as the ratio of the luminosity of the brightest and the darkest color the system is capable of producing. High contrast ratio is a desired aspect of any display, but with the various methods of measurement for a system or its part, remarkably different values can be measured of the same subject.
Digital Audio Digital Audio refers to a digital output connection on the television or video player. For many Sansui televisions a coaxial connection is supported.
Diagonal Size Referred also to "Diagonal Viewing Area", the diagonal size is the size of the screen measured in inches. This would be measured from the bottom left corner to the upper right corner of the screen itself.
Digital component video The digital component video is sometimes referred to as 4:2:2. This means that for every 4 pixels of luminance (Y) information, only 2 pixels of Pb (Blue Difference), and 2 pixels of Pr (Red difference) are encoded. This is the scheme used for the DVD format. The numbers also represent the relative number of bits (but not the actual number) used to carry the three pieces of information at each pixel. The color information is spread across the pixels it represents
Digital TV (DTV) Television delivered and displayed using radio frequency waves that contain information that is digitally encoded for improved quality and efficiency.
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) The Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video interface standard designed to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices such as flat panel LCD computer displays and digital projectors. It was developed by an industry consortium, the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG).
Dimensions These are the physical dimensions of a product. Height (H) refers to the total physical height of a product. Width (W) refers to the total physical width of a product. Depth (D) refers to the total depth of a product. These measurements will appear "With Stand" or "Without Stand" in cases where the product "Stand" is removable. Please insure adequate space for ventilation to the electronic devices inside.
Dolby Digital A multichannel digital audio standard offering enhanced sonic realism. Dolby Digital is normally associated with 5.1-channel surround sound. Though this channel configuration is common, it is only one of several possible variations - a "Dolby Digital" soundtrack can mean anything from 1 to 5.1 channels. Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtracks will in most cases provide the most satisfying sound quality for a home theater system. It is referred to as a 5.1-channel system because it offers five full-bandwidth channels (including true stereo surrounds), plus a "low frequency effects" subwoofer channel.
DTS (Digital Theater Systems) DTS is a well-established multichannel audio format in movie theaters, but not as common in home theater applications. Like Dolby Digital, DTS is primarily a 5.1 channel format. The compression scheme used in DTS "throws away" significantly less audio data than Dolby Digital, so theoretically it should sound better, but so far, side-by-side comparisons have been inconclusive.
Firmware Software (programs or data) that has been written onto read-only memory (ROM). Firmware is a combination of software and hardware. ROMs, PROMs and EPROMs that have data or programs recorded on them are firmware.
HDTV High-Definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. Except for early analog formats in Europe and Japan, HDTV is broadcast digitally, and therefore its introduction sometimes coincides with the introduction of digital television (DTV): this technology was first introduced in the USA during the 1990s, by the Digital HDTV Grand Alliance (grouping together AT&T, General Instrument, MIT, Philips, Sarnoff, Thomson, and Zenith). HDTV is defined as 1080 active lines, 16 : 9 aspect ratio in ITU-R BT.709. However, in the ATSC broadcast standard used in the United States and other countries, any ATSC resolution with 720 or more active lines is considered HDTV.
HDTV Ready An HDTV Ready device is immediately capable of receiving and displaying any high-definition signal sent to it.
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a form of digital rights management (DRM) developed by the Intel Corporation to control digital audio and video content as it travels across Digital Visual Interface (DVI) or High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connections. The HDCP specification is proprietary and an implementation of HDCP requires a license.
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. The advantage to a HDMI interface is that carries all video and audio signals in one chord so you save space and clutter.
HDMI Deep Color HDMI 1.3 supports 10-bit, 12-bit and 16-bit (RGB or YCbCr) color depths, up from the 8-bit depths in previous versions of the HDMI specification, for stunning rendering of over one billion colors in unprecedented detail.
Inputs Video and Audio inputs designed for use with HDTV products so that you can display video from external devices such as DVD players, Blu-ray players, PCs, etc. Inputs include: HDMI, Component, Composite, S-Video, Digital Audio, PC Monitor, and Optical Digital Audio.
LCD Abbreviation of liquid crystal display, a type of display used in digital watches and many portable computers. LCD displays utilize two sheets of polarizing material with a liquid crystal solution between them. An electric current passed through the liquid causes the crystals to align so that light cannot pass through them. Each crystal, therefore, is like a shutter, either allowing light to pass through or blocking the light.
LED Light Emitting Diode. A semiconductor diode that converts applied voltage to light and is used in digital displays, as of a calculator.
MP3 MPEG is the acronym for Moving Picture Experts Group. This group has developed compression systems used for video data. For example, DVD movies, HDTV broadcasts and DSS satellite systems use MPEG compression to fit video and movie data into smaller spaces. The MPEG compression system includes a subsystem to compress sound, called MPEG audio Layer-3. We know it by its abbreviation, MP3.
MPEG-2 MPEG-2 is typically used to encode audio and video for broadcast signals, including direct broadcast satellite and Cable TV. MPEG-2, with some modifications, is also the coding format used by standard commercial DVD movies.
NTSC NTSC is the analog television system in use in Korea, Japan, United States, Canada and certain other places, mostly in the Americas. It is named for the National Television System(s) Committee, the industry wide standardization body that created it.
Over-the-Air DTV Broadcast All current Sansui Televisions come equipped with a digital tuner which allows you to receive digital TV signals over an antenna. This also allows you to view HDTV signals via an antenna as opposed to having to sign-up for cable or dish network TV. For more information please see http://www.dtv.gov/
Pixel Dot Pitch Pixel/Dot Pitch is a specification for a television display panel (HDTV or Computer monitor) describing the distance between LCD cells or pixels of the same color.
Progressive Scan Progressive or non-interlaced scanning is any method for displaying, storing or transmitting moving images in which the lines of each frame are drawn in sequence.
QAM Quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) is a modulation scheme which conveys data by changing (modulating) the amplitude of two carrier waves. These two waves, usually sinusoids, are out of phase with each other by 90° and are thus called quadrature carriers - hence the name of the scheme.
Resolution Applies to fixed-pixel-array displays such as flat-panel plasmas (PDPs), LCDs, front and rear projectors using LCD, DLP or similar technologies and is simply the physical number of columns and rows of pixels creating the display (eg, 1366 x 768, 1920 x 1080 etc).
Response Time Response time is a measurement whereby how quickly a pixel can change colors. Typically listed in milliseconds (ms), the faster the response time (listed as a lower value ms response time) the smoother the image will appear.
SAP Secondary Audio Program A secondary audio program (SAP) carries alongside a television channel. This is an alternative to the standard audio that accompanies the video portion of a television broadcast or video program.
Stand Each Sansui television comes with a stand. The stand allows for stable placement of the television. In most cases, the stand is removable for wall mounting purposes. When removing the stand, please refer to the documentation instructions on removal. Please keep all necessary hardware after removal.
Universal remote A Universal Remote is a Remote Control that can be programmed to operate various brands of one or more types of consumer electronics devices (i.e. TV, VCR, DVD, Cable/Satellite Box, etc.). Low end universal remotes can only control a set number of devices determine by their manufacturer while mid and high end universal remotes allow the user to program in new controls codes to the remote. Many remotes sold with various electronic devices these days include a universal remote capabilities for other types of devices to allow the remote to control other devices (of various brands) beyond the device it came with (i.e. A VCR remote that can be programmed to operate various brands of televisions).
UPC Short for Universal Product Code, a unique 12-digit number assigned to retail merchandise that identifies both the product and the vendor that sells the product. The UPC on a product typically appears adjacent to its bar code, the machine-readable representation of the UPC. The first six digits of the UPC are the vendor?s unique identification number. All of the products that one vendor sells will have the same first six digits in their UPCs. The next five digits are the product?s unique reference number that identifies the product within any one vendor?s line of products. The last number is called the check digit that is used to verify that the UPC for that specific product is correct.
VESA Mount Vesa is a family of standards defined by the Video Electronics Standards Association for mounting flat panel monitors, TVs, and other displays to stands or wall mounts. There are different standard sets such as 100, 200, 300 or 400. If you are looking to mount your TV on a wall please be sure to look at the model online
V-Chip V-chip is a generic term used for a feature of television receivers allowing the blocking of programs based on their ratings category. It is intended for use by parents to manage their children's television viewing. All 13-inch and larger televisions manufactured for the U.S. market since January 1, 2000 are required to have the V-chip technology.
Viewing Angle Viewing angle listed in the Horizontal and Vertical values is the deepest viewing angle possible of a given flat panel television
Voltage Range Voltage range is that range approved for use with your television. Use of voltage exceeding or lower than that approved for use could result in damage of your equipment and is not covered by warranty.
Weight The unit weight refers to the unit with stand outside of the carton and the carton weight refers to the weight of the unit plus the packaging.
Widescreen A widescreen image is a film or television image with a wider aspect ratio than the standard Academy frame developed during the classical Hollywood cinema era.
YcbCr YCbCr is a family of color spaces used in video systems. Y is the luma component and Cb and Cr the chroma components. It is often confused with the YUV color space, and typically the terms YCbCr and YUV are used interchangeably, leading to confusion. In fact, when referring to signals in digital form, the term "YUV" probably really means "YCbCr" more often than not. YCbCr is sometimes abbreviated to YCC.
YpbPr YPbPr (also referred to as "YPrPb", "PrPbY", and "PbPrY") is a color space used in video electronics. It is numerically equivalent to the YCbCr color space, but is designed for use in analogue systems whereas YCbCr is intended for digital video. On Sansui televisions this input is labeled as Component or Analog HD.
Zoom Zoom is a method of zooming on a the television either by increasing the size of the pixels in the image or by interpolating between them. The image doesn't physically get any closer and no extra information is collected.