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  Digital television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Digital television (DTV) is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound by means of digital signals, in contrast to analog signals in analog (traditional) tv.
Some signals carry encryption and specify use conditions (such as "may not be recorded" or "may not be viewed on displays larger than 1m in diagonal measure") backed up with the force of law under the WIPO Copyright Treaty and national legislation implementing it, such as the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
But modern DTV systems are able to provide interaction between the end-user and the broadcaster, through the use of a return path.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Digital_television   (726 words)

 DIGITAL TELEVISION (DTV) Tomorrow's TV Today! — FAQs - Consumer Corner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
DTV allows the same number of stations to broadcast using fewer total channels (less of the broadcast spectrum) which will free up scarce and valuable spectrum for public safety and new wireless services.
DTV technology can also be used to provide interactive video and data services that are not possible with “analog”; technology.
Confirm with your retailer that the DTV receiver or set-top decoder is compatible with the DTV monitor that you are purchasing.
www.dtv.gov /consumercorner.html   (2114 words)

 Define Fast Guide to DTV - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: DTV Guide
Analog transmission is in the form of a constantly variable wave; digital transmission consists of an electrical pulse which has two possibilities: on and off (or positive and negative), which are represented by a one and a zero (this is binary data, the same type of information that a computer understands).
The aspect ratio refers to the screen shape: aspect ratio is defined as the ratio s/h, where s is the length of the longest side of the element and h is the distance to the opposite side - in terms of a rectangular screen, this translates as a width to height ratio.
The FCC's schedule for transition to DTV proposes that everyone in the U.S. should have access to DTV by 2002 and that the switch to digital transmission must be completed either by 2006 or when 85% of the households in a specific area have purchased digital television sets or set-top converters.
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,,sid9_gci339456,00.html   (5306 words)

 DTV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
DTV information is encoded in a different way from the analog television signal and therefore will require a different kind of receiver.
Consumers will not be able to receive this initial DTV programming without a new set-top box, and will only be able to take full advantage of the enhanced digital video and audio quality and ancillary services when they purchase a new DTV-capable receiver.
DTV receiver demonstrations (and some early sales of new sets) already have begun in some retail stores in various parts of the country, some in WSKG's coverage area.
www.wskg.com /DTV.htm   (743 words)

 ATSC FAQ General
In addition, another important benefit of DTV is that it will eventually free up parts of the broadcast spectrum and allow its return to the government for other important uses.
Because the DTV signal is transmitted digitally, it means that the user will not longer experience noise ("snow") or ghosts on their displays.
DTV and analog channels, however, cannot operate on the same channel in the same location at the same time.
www.atsc.org /faq/faq_general.html   (2585 words)

 DTV: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
DTV is a three letter acronym TLA quick summary:
A joystick is a computer peripheral or general control device consisting of a handheld stick that pivots about one end and transmits its angle in two or three dimensions...
Digital television (dtv) uses digital modulation and compression to broadcast video, audio and data signals to television sets....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/dt/dtv2.htm   (171 words)

 - A Guide To Digital TV - DTV - HDTV in Chattanooga TN.
DTV is more than just a new kind of TV set, and more than just high definition (HDTV) programs.
DTV is a new way to broadcast and receive TV that gives you a better picture, better sound and more choices than ever before.
Most DTVs require the addition of a STB because it would be too costly to equip them with tuners and decoders for every type of broadcast.
www.riverhillsmanor.com /_www.DTV.html   (1178 words)

 Technology360: DTV
Perhaps someone is already doing this, but it just dawned on me that a good way for the broadcaster community to demonstrate digital terrestrial television would be to collaborate with their local Habitat for Humanity affiliate as homes are built in their community.
Find out which stations are transmitting DTV and where the towers are located by using AntennaWeb, the foremost authority for OTA information.
In the past, Mark's practice of quoting consumer DTV equipment prices by model number served as "Google flypaper" for people who are looking for consumer information rather than for the information that's the focus of this weblog, but I've since bought more capacity for my account and I'll see how it goes.
technology360.typepad.com /technology360/dtv   (9230 words)

 Digital Television (DTV)
A DTV set-top box must be connected between the antenna and the monitor to receive and display broadcast over-the-air DTV programming.
Confirm with your retailer that the DTV receiver or set-top box is compatible and has the proper connectors to interface with the DTV monitor that you are purchasing.
DTV technology is much more efficient than the current analog technology and will allow the broadcast of more program content using less broadcast spectrum.
www.fcc.gov /cgb/consumerfacts/digitaltv.html   (1319 words)

 Participatory Culture Foundation - HYPE
I'm pleased to support DTV, because it will enable, for the first time, a large-scale Internet video creation and distribution platform which, because it is based on open standards and open source software, will be available to everyone.
Creative Commons was made with projects like DTV in mind: to support independent voices with flexible copyright licenses.
DTV is a perfect environment for the spread of CC licenses.
participatoryculture.org /hype   (339 words)

 Current Briefing: Public TV goes digital and high-definition
DTV sets will be able to display terrific wide-screen, high-definition pictures with 720 or 1080 scanning lines, compared to about 480 visible lines in the old NTSC analog standard, plus up to six channels of Dolby sound.
Though the interactive side of DTV developing more slowly than expected, public TV producers are still developing prototypes of the "enhancements" that will be broadcast along with PBS programs in the future.
Until DTV audiences and services develop, Milwaukee's public TV station demonstrated multicasting by using a channel to follow a season in the life of an eagle family in northern Wisconsin.
www.current.org /dtv   (2668 words)

 Understanding the Requirements forDTV Construction Permit Application
Broadcasters may assume that a DTV facility can operate at the ERP specified in the DTV-TA provided that the DTV antenna’s pattern is essentially the same as that of their NTSC antenna’s.
The resulting DTV contour is now inside the new Grade B contour with a match point near the coast line at the 150-degree azimuth.
Similarly, stations that wish to provide maximum DTV service by installing a DTV antenna on top of a present NTSC antenna are required to submit interference analysis simply because the radiation center of the DTV antenna may be higher than that of the NTSC antenna (the height specified in the table).
www.afcce.org /understa.htm   (1434 words)

 DTV consumer access economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is instructive to compare the cost of providing DTV service via DBS as a benchmark for comparison since this is a preestablished digital television system in widespread usage in North America and other countries.
In the case of COFDM DTV service a rotor is not required in the City and Grade A contour, which enjoy high signal strength, as the system operates effectively with omnidirectional outdoor antennae and with indoor antennae over a very wide angular swathe.
The total 8VSB DTV incremental consumer access costs, in the over-the-air broadcast tv market sector for all television sets, is therefore around $12900 million, or $215 for each 8VSB DTV connected television set.
www.hdtvmagazine.com /archives/DTVconecon.html   (3757 words)

 Current.org | DTV channels finally assigned, February 1998
She plans to build a low-power, inexpensive DTV set-up and hopes to be able to re-use the equipment by moving to an upper-UHF channel when another station surrenders their old analog channel.
Though the FCC is hoping not to switch around any more DTV channels, it will let stations boost their power, raise their antennas or move their transmitters to improve coverage if the change doesn't add interference for too many viewers.
His DTV signal in Coeur D'Alene, as a result, will be inside the core on Channel 45, instead of the previously proposed 56.
www.current.org /tech/tech804c.html   (1404 words)

 Dtv at Cool Satellite
DTV gives viewers a better picture than analog - the standard for television broadcasting since its inception in the...
Advertisement: DTV and HDTV Comparison Chart Digital television, or DTV, is the new industry standard for broadcasting picture and sound using digital signals, allowing for dramatic improvements in...
The Dtv links presented on Cool Satellite are for the use of discrimating web visitors who are looking for information and special offers.
www.coolsatellite.us /satcom/Dtv.php   (3611 words)

Smoky Hills Public Television's weekly DTV schedule is currently not available, but please check back often as we develop a new way of delivering this schedule information to you.
But with so many new terms, like DTV, HDTV, multicasting, and datacasting, it can be confusing.
Digital television, or DTV, will significantly improve the quality of the picture and sound, referred to at high definition television (HDTV).
www.pbs.org /shptv/dtv.html   (244 words)

 Define digital television - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: DTV
However, since DTV technology is ideally suited for HDTV, it is likely that the names of the two technologies will continue to be used interchangeably.
DTV will become the industry standard within a few years.
In the United States, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has mandated that analog transmissions will stop in 2006, as long as 85% of households in the country have purchased digital sets or set-top converters.
searchsmb.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid44_gci213899,00.html   (294 words)

 FCC Strategic Goals: Media - Digital Television (DTV)
DTV is a new type of broadcasting technology that will transform television as we now know it.
DTV technology will allow broadcasters to offer television with movie-quality picture and CD-quality sound, along with a variety of other enhancements.
DTV technology can also be used to transmit large amounts of other data into the home, which may be accessible by using your computer or television set.
www.fcc.gov /dtv   (1269 words)

 Technical Knowledcenter of Denmark
The 101-Databar and the University Library in building 101 will not be accessible from June 7th - August 20th 2006, but the Library on the web is still open.
DTV's reference collection is temporarily in storage - all electronic resources are still available
Due to renovation of the ground floor, DTV's reference collection is temporarily in storage.
www.dtv.dk /English.aspx   (146 words)

 NAB2003 - DTV Drafthouse: Technology On Tap!
Amidst a bar setting no DTV enthusiast could resist, a multitude of manufacturers will display the latest integrated televisions, monitors utilizing various display technologies, receivers/set-top boxes, PC solutions, antennas and more in the DTV Drafthouse, which will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center's Central Grand Lobby.
The three organizations previously showcased DTV through the popular "DTV Store" concept, which drew enthusiastic crowds and praise at the past two NAB conventions.
He added, "we will also demonstrate the capabilities of some of the latest ATSC and CEA DTV Standards." A list of Drafthouse sponsors, as well as products and DTV programs to be showcased in the DTV Drafthouse will be announced in late March.
www.nab.org /conventions/nab2003/dtvdrafthouse.asp   (418 words)

 Doug Lung's DTV Reference Page
Finally, we address the importance of DTV system design studies to assist the broadcaster in evaluating the implications of the "Table".
The proposed DTV Channel Allotment Table and stations' requests for studies and changes are among those available now.
Comments on potential DTV interference to adjacent channel operations, concerns about co-channel assignments in Southern California, Puerto Rico DTV allotments and methodology, LPTV displacement and possible solutions, and ERP calculations for antennas with large amounts of beam tilt.
www.transmitter.com /dtvref.html   (1967 words)

 Telecom Act and DTV 1022-97
A 50% simulcasting obligation arises in year six, increases to 75% in year seven, and then to 100% in year eight and each subsequent year until the analog channel is terminated and returned for reallocation.
Those services must be subject to the same FCC regulations that apply to analogous services offered by non-broadcast providers (excluding "must carry" and the program access requirements of section 628 of the Communications Act).
It required all broadcasters that offer ancillary services to demonstrate, during any license renewal, that all of their programming services are in the public interest.
www.ntia.doc.gov /pubintadvcom/octmtg/tatalk.htm   (960 words)

 DTV Plus : Partners
WRAZ-DT was the second station to sign on as a DTV Plus partner.
DTV Plus Triveni Digital have partnered in the development of the hardware and software needed to power the DTV Plus network.
DTV Plus is utilizing Microspace's satellite network as the backbone of our distribution network.
www.dtvplus.com /partners.html   (301 words)

 Technorati Tag: dtv   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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www.technorati.com /tags/dtv   (492 words)

 DTV Sales To Grow Fourfold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In a report released late Wednesday, the firm predicted that DTV shipments will reach 86.6 million units in 2008, rising at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 44.5 percent from 19.9 million units in 2004.
Worldwide DTV shipment revenue will double by 2008, reaching $62.8 billion in 2008, up from $31.4 billion in 2004, the firm said.
The majority of DTV shipments are classified as "DTV-ready", or lacking DTV tuners but able to accept them in the future.
www.extremetech.com /article2/0,1558,1729433,00.asp?kc=ETRSS02129TX1K0000532   (549 words)

 Future Looks: Digital Living Today
An interim solution for those of us on a budget is the so-called "high-resolution" DTVs (delivering up to 930-lines), such as RCA's MM36100 (under $1,600 on the street).
The MM36100 has received favorable reviews and is one of the better DTV bargains on the market.
Feel free to do DTV research online, but don't buy a set, no matter how highly recommended, until you see and hear it.
www.digitallivingtoday.com /futurelooks/slacktime/dtv/index.html   (723 words)

 The Other DTV Page 1 - Talkbacks - Digital Trends
The great unwashed who make that assumption probably also see DTV as some kind of technocratic plot to part them from their hard-earned dollars for something only golden-eyed elitists could appreciate.
But it’s still a form of DTV, and therefore not to be underestimated.
Has your cable operator talked you into buying one of those DTV packages with “hundreds of channels?” Odds are good that the vast majority of those channels are DTV all right—but SDTV, not HDTV.
news.digitaltrends.com /talkback51.html   (515 words)

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