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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is HDMI?
A: HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface and is basically a cable used to transmit video and audio in a digital format
from source to your television. HDMI is a two way communication format so matching proper versions with your electronics is
important to insure compatability. HDMI can pass up to 1080p resolution quality.
Q: What is the difference between 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, and 9.1 surround sound?
A: These numbers stand for the number of channels of sound in a surround sound setup. The first number is for the speakers (fronts,
center, rears/sides) and the second is the subwoofer or low frequency effects (LFE) channel. The way the channels are laid out in the
room is the main difference. The addition of a rear center(6.1), rear centers (7.1), and extra rears/sides (9.1) changes the speaker
layout to maximize the sound stage and surround sound steering. Additionally, the digital mix from the source(DVD) can be in
different formats to match equipped systems more readily.
Q: How will the Feburary 2009 digital transition effect me?
A: If you have cable or satellite television you are not effected at all. Only those with rabbit ears or a roof antenna as their only form
of signal and an analog only television will need to add a digital tuner to their TV. Just because you have a HDTV does not mean it is
digital capable, only a small percentage of TV's have off-air digital tuners (ATSC). The goverment has a website to assist you in this
change with information and coupons: www.dtv.gov
Brough Superior can also assist you with hookup if you are uncomfortable with the installation.
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