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HDTV Magazine Articles Archive (May, 2010)

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Digital (DTV) Transition

DTV Around the World - The US DTV System, Not so Popular Around the World (Part 1)

By Rodolfo La Maestra • May 26 2010, 3:34pm

This is a series of articles about how terrestrial broadcast digital TV is being implemented around the world. In this first part in the series, I offer an overall view. Part 2 will cover an interview with a colleague TV engineer that is currently testing the new DTV system in Argentina (ISDB-T), with whom I collaborated over the past few years. Parts 3 and 4 will cover the technical aspects of that system, which is a better choice for Argentina and several other countries than the US system, although the selection was not technically guided.

Most of the rest of the world is not adopting DTV’s ATSC standard...