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 High-definition television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Historically, the term high-definition television was also used to refer to television standards developed in the 1930s to replace the early experimental systems, although, not so long afterwards, Philo T. Farnsworth, John Logie Baird and Vladimir Zworykin had each developed competing TV systems but resolution was not the issue that separated their substantially different technologies.
When shown on television in countries using PAL, film must be converted to 25 frames per second by speeding it up by 4,1%.
Within television studios and other production and distribution facilities, HD-SDI SMPTE 292M interconnect standard (a nominally 1.485 Gbit/s, 75-ohm serial digital interface) is used to route uncompressed HDTV signals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/High_definition_television   (6160 words)

 High Definition TeleVision
High definition, seen on such high quality, wide screen displays, is expected to create an entirely new viewing experience for the home, the classroom, and the theatre.
This ITU standard is based on a high definition "Common Image Format" (HD-CIF) of 1920 pixels-per-line at an aspect ratio of 16:9 with 1080 lines-per-picture progressively scanned at 24, 25, and 30 frames-per-second and both interlaced and progressively scanned at 50, and 60 pictures-per-second.
In sports, the high definition and the wide screen enable the whole field of play to be presented and offers the viewer a better perspective of the event than that at the stadium itself.
www.itu.int /itunews/issue/2001/02/hdtv.html   (2235 words)

 Television - Wikiquote
Television is simultaneously blamed, often by the same people, for worsening the world and for being powerless to change it.
Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home.
Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/High-definition_television   (854 words)

 HD Pictures: High Definition Television (HDTV) Information
HDTV (high definition television) is the new standard in television technology which provides wide-screen picture quality similar to 35mm film along with compact disc (CD) sound quality.
Standard television aspect ratio is 4:3 (four units wide, three units high) - the HDTV aspect ratio is 16:9.
Compared to standard television (NTSC), the true HDTV image has twice the luminance definition - vertically and horizontally - and is twenty-five percent wider.
www.hdpictures.com /hdtv.htm   (333 words)

 High-Definition Television
High-definition television (HDTV) is an arbitrary term that applies to any television production, transmission, or reception technology with a scanning rate that exceeds the 525 lines of the present U.S. NTSC standard or the 625 lines of the PAL or SECAM standards.
Advanced television sets will have the capability to be linked into the same digital networks as personal computers for accession of global services such as the Internet.
When viewed on a large television tube or projected on a screen, HDTV images are demonstrably brighter and sharper than those of present video systems.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/H/htmlH/high-definiti/high-definiti.htm   (484 words)

 Define HDTV - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: HDTV, high definition television
HDTV (high definition television) is a television display technology that provides picture quality similar to 35 mm.
HDTV and standard definition television (SDTV) are the two categories of display formats for digital television (DTV) transmissions, which are becoming the standard.
New television sets will be either HDTV-capable or SDTV-capable, with receivers that can convert the signal to their native display format.
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 High definition television is here
High definition television or HDTV is being heralded by some as the waive of the future.
Make sure your high definition satellite receiver is fully compatible with your high definition television set.
To use these signals, consumers will need compatible televisions or if you would like to continue using your analog television set, you will be able to purchase a converter box that will change the digital signal to an analog format.
www.dawsonpower.com /Satellite/hdtv.htm   (377 words)

 Dish Network Model 6000U High Definition Television Receiver - Al's TV Antenna & Satellites, Dunnellon, Florida
Model 6000U receivers can be used for viewing standard or high definition television programming, and they offer 5 different methods for displaying non-HD 4:3 images on 16:9 HDTV screens.
High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) content can be viewed from the HD video outputs (SD content is upconverted to the selected HD resolution).
Standard and High Definition content can be viewed on a Standard Definition TV using the SD (composite and S-Video) outputs (HD content is downconverted to the SD 480i resolution).
www.alstvdish.com /als_DN6000.html   (408 words)

 High Definition Television
HDTV refers to the new era of high definition television with a wider viewing picture (Aspect Ratio), resolution and picture quality at least 3 times clearer than presently available, and surround sound encoding derived from movie theater sound systems.
Simply stated, television has begun to show its age and in the realm of the digital world, a television makeover is in order.
A HDTV Ready television is a set which is designed to be used with today’s analog signals, but possesses additional inputs, which when used with a special converter, allows the television to display HDTV.
home.columbus.rr.com /jimkoenig/high_definition_television.htm   (3645 words)

 High Definition Television
Popularly known as high-definition television or HDTV, this is a system of transmitting and viewing images (and hearing audio) vastly different from the old NTSC system we've come to know and love over the past 50 years.
Its goal was to come up with both a higher resolution and widescreen version of television, and they've done that in several different ways that leave the ultimate standard defining to the producers and broadcasters who buy the equipment.
Unless you've been marooned on a desert island for the past few years, you've surely heard the hype about the new television standard to be phased in over the next ten years or so.
svconline.com /mag/avinstall_high_definition_television/index.html   (1600 words)

 High Definition Television
Also known as advanced television (ATV), extended-definition television (EDTV), and improved-definition television (IDTV), HDTV is an improved television system with at least double the horizontal and vertical resolution, wider aspect ratio, and superior audio when compared to the current television broadcast standards, e.g., NTSC and PAL.
For years, broadcast television has used 35mm film as its acquisition format and as a source for transfer to NTSC video for post-production and distribution.
Broadcasters and cable operators are similarly concerned that the introduction of fiber optics by cable television and phone companies may allow the delivery of additional and competing services into the home.
faculty.colostate-pueblo.edu /samuel.ebersole/handbook/hdtv.html   (3799 words)

 HDTV - High Definition Television FAQ by Richard Gillmann
The cable companies offer something they call digital cable, but this is not high definition, and buying their box won't get you true HDTV.
HDTV is a new digital standard for television, one with a higher resolution picture and a wider aspect ratio (the ratio of width to height of the screen).
DTV (Digital Television) is actually a whole collection of formats, including 480i, so that it is backwards compatible with regular TV.
www.nwfolk.com /hdtv.html   (2501 words)

 HDTV and The Digital TV Transition
However, while High Definition TV (HDTV) is “digital” TV, it’s NOT at all the same as SDTV.
Television in the Twenty-First Century is a hallmark to certain of these changes.
At the same time that we are witnessing the passing of analog television, an evolution in television technology is occurring.
www.hdtvinfoport.com   (1149 words)

 Howstuffworks "How HDTV Works"
When the first high-definition television (HDTV) sets hit the market in 1998, movie buffs, sports fans and tech aficionados got pretty excited, and for good reason.
Broadcasters get to decide which of these formats they will use and whether they will broadcast in high definition - many are already using digital and high-definition signals.
However, even though a digital signal is better quality than an analog signal, it isn't necessarily high definition.
electronics.howstuffworks.com /hdtv.htm   (1312 words)

If you have a high definition television you need High Definition service from Bright House Networks.
High Definition SmartBox -- for Digital Cable subscribers -- provides High Definition programming
Record and play back High Definition programs with stunning resolution, with the HD DVR, you don't need to choose between two shows you love that are on at the same time.
cfl.mybrighthouse.com /services/hdtv   (395 words)

 HDTVs — High Definition TVs, Televisions - Consumer Search
The latest plasma televisions are estimated to last 25,000 to 35,000 hours before losing half of their brightness; the expected lifetime of LCD TVs and conventional TVs is about twice as long.
See our separate reports on plasma TV, flat-panel LCD TV, rear-projection TV and tube-based televisions for detailed data on which models were chosen most often by experts as the best of their kind.
If you watch analog TV on a widescreen television set (which has a 16:9 aspect ratio), you get black bars on the sides of the picture unless you use a special stretch or zoom feature on the TV (called aspect-ratio control).
www.consumersearch.com /www/electronics/hdtv/fullstory.html   (4042 words)

 HDTV High Definition Digital Television Technology
This equipment can be as uncomplicated and relatively inexpensive as a converter box (approximately $400) that lets you continue to use your current television or as complex and costly as a new high-end television set capable of displaying high-definition television with picture quality, screen shape, and multi-channel audio that rivals a cinema experience.
HDTV (high-definition television) is one of two types of ATSC digital television.
The other type is SDTV (standard definition television), which has a relatively lower resolution.
cms.3m.com /cms/US/en/2-196/kuRzlFZ/view.jhtml   (914 words)

 Rowdy HD - High Definition Television
Enjoy high definition television in our lobby and a full stocked kitchen along with catered lunches during your production.
Rowdy HD offers full and complete turn key production in high definition and standard definition with veteran film and television producer, John McCalmont.
For your next production, even if you’re going to finish in standard definition, HD is the way to archive all of your production for high definition use in the future.
www.rowdyhd.com /rowdyhd/servicesOffered.cfm?pageID=04   (264 words)

 High-Definition Television (HDTV)
The first is called Digital TV, or 480p, Enhanced Definition TV is 720p, and High-Definition TV is 1080i.
Color NTSC television signal debuted in the 1950s, and this was the last time the format of television signals were changed.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the industry worked out what the format of HDTV would be, and eventually decided upon a standard in the late 1990s.
segment7.net /stuff/electronics/HDTV.html   (769 words)

 NBC.com > HDTV
Traditional televisions use a 4 by 3 aspect ratio, which means the screens are 4 units wide by 3 units high.
There are two high definition formats: 720p and 1080i.
In 1992, we performed the world's first simultaneous transmission of digital HDTV and analog television from our TV station in Washington, D.C. We later participated in establishing the final technical standard, and we hosted an industry testbed for digital HDTV broadcasting, again at our station in Washington.
www.nbc.com /nbc/footer/HDTV.shtml   (1117 words)

 CTV.ca High Definition Television
CTV is profoundly interested in the growth of High Definition in Canada.
CTV is adding to this mix and has confirmed that its Canadian dramatic scripted slate will be presented in High Definition.
On conventional television in Canada, virtually all prime-time programming is available in HD from U.S. sources or through Canadian broadcasters.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/show/CTVShows/1069256347830_64665391   (734 words)

 HDTV . Net - Your High Definition Shopping Source!
High Defintion Television, HDTV, is six of those 18 DTV formats that has a resolution of at least 720p and has an aspect ratio of 16x9.
This site has recently undergone ownership and we will be working to provide those interested in high definition with the information they need to to make the transition to this great and wonderful format!
Digital Television, DTV, is a set of 18 different formats for broadcasting televison in a digital format put out by the ATSC.
www.hdtv.net   (305 words)

 HDTV - High Definition Television
High Definition Television (HDTV) brings deep, brilliant colors, the highest resolution picture available and Dolby Digital surround sound into your home.
If you have an interest in a High Definition DVR and would like us to contact you when they are available click here.
The reason the quality seems to have degraded is the higher resolution reveals the inherent flaws of standard broadcast television, analog and digital.
www.twcnebraska.com /cable/hdtv.shtml   (912 words)

 HDTV, High Definition, High Definition Television - Keohi HDTV - Your Friendly HDTV Tips Site
The basic concept behind high-definition television is actually not to increase the definition per unit area...
Early in the 1980s, movie producers were offered a high-definition television system developed by Sony and NHK in the late 70s.
An important and critical consideration is whether the new HDTV standard should be compatible with the existing color TV standards, supplant the existing standards, or be simultaneously broadcast with the existing standards (with the understanding that the existing standards would be faded out over time).
www.keohi.com /keohihdtv   (4166 words)

 KCTS/Seattle: The Public Network Digital TV High Definition Television (HDTV)
High-definition television (HDTV) takes full advantage of all the benefits of digital television.
By using the entire digital signal, HDTV brings you unparalleled visual clarity with more than twice the resolution of standard television, a wide-screen format (16 x 9 instead of the regular 4 x 3), and six-channel CD-quality "surround sound." In other words, HDTV viewers are able to enjoy a true home theater experience.
KCTS has pioneered the use of HDTV, broadcasting our first digital signal in 1997.
www.kcts.org /digital/hdtv/index.asp   (156 words)

 Find :: Boon :: Uk Web Directory
A Society to preserve, for present and future generations, the oral and written history of the pioneers who inaugurated the world's first, regular, public high-definition television service from Alexandra Palace, North London, in 1936.
Provide outside broadcast HDTV package including high definition and widescreen formats.
Great deals on televisions at Kelkoo, the online shopping price comparison search engine that saves you time and money.
www.boon.co.uk /advertisers/find/high_definition_television   (218 words)

 PCWorld.com - HDTV
Having a 1080p high-definition television is no guarantee of being able to play 1080p content when such content arrives.
The world of high-definition television can be as confusing as it is alluring.
Though this 1080p LCoS TV offers high resolution, it doesn't accept 1080p sources.
www.pcworld.com /resource/browse/0,cat,1191,sortIdx,1,00.asp   (537 words)

 High-definition television
PARIS -- When Germany kicks off the World Cup as host nation in summer 2006, television coverage of the planet's biggest sporting event could, for the first time, be beamed throughout Europe in high-definition.
"It's worth waiting six months for the television standard of the next 30 years; if digital terrestrial doesn't involve high-definition, then I can't see the interest for consumers."
Despite such slow consumer uptake, some of the continent's major broadcast groups seem determined to get in on the next technological revolution in television -- one that is comparable, some say, to the switch from black-and-white to color.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/international/feature_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000642977   (1372 words)

 High Definition TV, HDTV Programming, High Definition Television, HD TV. Charter Communications
And with Dolby Digital 5.1™ surround sound and incredible vivid pictures up to five times sharper than standard television, Charter HDTV is leading the way in high-definition entertainment.
High Definition TV, HDTV Programming, High Definition Television, HD TV.
Experience the remarkable features of high definition for yourself – check out our HDTV demo to see how Charter will change the way you watch TV.
www.charter.com /products/hdtv/hdtv.aspx   (427 words)

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