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HDTV Magazine Articles Archive (October, 2008)

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Digital (DTV) Transition

DTV Transition - Can YOU Help? (Part 3) - TVs vs. Households

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Oct 27 2008, 4:58pm

Part 3 of the series has the objective of helping the reader get a general picture of the adoption of digital TVs; the growing of the DTV installed base, household coverage, the combined conditions of both to meet the deadline of the DTV Transition and a projection for the eventual replacement of the full inventory of analog TVs within the US.

Over recent years some of the figures tossed by...

Digital (DTV) Transition

DTV Transition - Can YOU Help? (Part 2) - A Technical View

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Oct 23 2008, 4:18pm

Part 2 is dedicated to some technical aspects and benefits brought by the DTV implementation.

DTV includes HDTV and SDTV, HDTV is a major improvement having 9 times the image quality of analog just in resolution terms, and SD is efficient enough to be able to broadcast 4-6 SD channels over the same bandwidth reserved for one HD channel (or one analog channel) in areas where that line up is needed.

DTV also allows for the simultaneous broadcasting of both HD and SD, whereby SD uses part of the bandwidth required for HD on the same channel slot, which could be a good benefit, but could possibly harm the quality of the parallel HD program if overused. DTV also has...

Digital (DTV) Transition

DTV Transition - Can YOU Help? (Part 1) - Transition, Reception, and Help

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Oct 20 2008, 6:25pm

The purpose of this series of articles is to help the public and the industry with the Digital Television (DTV) transition, and to motivate you to help others.

Due to the imminent DTV transition deadline of February 17, 2009, and because the subject is complicated to many in the public, it deserves to be explained in detail, so I will cover the topic in several articles within the series of "DTV Transition - Can YOU Help?"

If you are interested in a more in-depth analysis of the evolution of the DTV implementation...