A: Apart from a BD participant, you may probably need an HDTV, to get the complete quality and widescreen impact. (When watched on a older, normal-shaped tube set, the picture is severely letterboxed with dark bands above and beneath.) Earlier than buying a Blu-ray player to connect to an older TV, check the participant’s again panel: Not all have the kinds of outputs wanted to hook up with older sets. Most gamers send audio and video to newer TVs and displays through a single cable referred to as HDMI. And do not get caught up in the varied flavors of HDTV – 720p, 1080i and 1080p – as a result of Blu-ray gamers can ship an HD sign to any of them. As for display measurement, most viewers will not get a lot profit, Bracke says, except it’s at least forty inches (diagonally).