It was not too many years ago that your choices for television consisted of the
three major networks, public television and maybe, just maybe, a local
independent. Times sure have changed!
Digital Television (DTV)
Digital Television (DTV) is a revolution in television,
combining the traditional characteristics of television with the interactivity
of the desktop computer. It's an over-the-air system that maintains our
tradition of universal access to public service television.
If you have looked at television sets at any of the big electronics retailers
lately, you know that digital TV, or DTV, is a BIG deal right now
in the United States. Most stores have whole areas devoted to digital TV sets.
You are also hearing a lot about four other topics:
- HDTV and HDTV
- Digital cable
- DVDs and DVD
Unless you are in the small group of people in the United
States who have purchased a DTV set, what you have in your living room is a
normal analog TV that seems to be working just fine despite all the hype.
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