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Discussion in 'Home Theater Lounge' started by NathanP, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. NathanP

    NathanP New Member

    What is digital television and how does it differ from current (analog) TV technology?

    When will digital television become the official standard in the United States?

    When will analog television broadcasts be stopped in the United States?

    What does the impending switchover mean for consumers?

    What is the state of digital television in other countries?
     
  2. NathanP

    NathanP New Member

    I just learned these in school..want to nkow if you guys are up to snuff
     
  3. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    1) Uhm, its digital? Well, its NOT HD which is what some people keep implying.
    2) Never? Is this a trick question or in concert with #3. The point is that analog broadcast will stop whenever this goes into effect. This will have ZERO practical impact on cable or satellite users, another point that people misrepresent.
    3) see #2
    4) See #2. It depends. If you have cable or satellite which represents 86%+ of the population, it means practically nothing.
    5) don't know.
     
  4. Ken McDaniel

    Ken McDaniel Active Member War Zone Member

    All those answers were real, ummm, helpful. Of course I don't know the answers off the top of my head either.
     
  5. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member

    I think CJ is planning to enter politics.
     
  6. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    LOL, I think I know the point of the questions is what I was getting at. DTV will go into effect in 2009 I THINK, whatever the bill says. However, the point is 1) DTV has NOTHING to do with HDTV. DTV need not be 16:9 nor high def. Also this all impacts broadcast television only so it has no direct impact whatsoever on 86% of the population with cable or sat. That's all I'm sayin'
     
  7. Eric

    Eric Active Member

    What is digital television and how does it differ from current (analog) TV technology?
    A digital broadcast specification mandated by the FCC to free up some RF frequency range currently allotted to analog broadcasts.

    When will digital television become the official standard in the United States?
    [lawyer speak]Technically, ATSC is the official standard of digital TV broadcasts, so you could say it's already the standard[/lawyer speak]

    When will analog television broadcasts be stopped in the United States?
    Depends on who you ask. It has been pushed back a half a dozen times (originally it was supposed to happen in 1997 or something, currently the deadline is set for Feb. 18, 2009)

    What does the impending switchover mean for consumers?
    For those consumers who receive their television via antenna, a digital receiver box is going to be necessary to continue to receive it, unless they have a digital TV capable of receiving the digital signals.

    What is the state of digital television in other countries?
    I have no idea.
     
  8. Ken McDaniel

    Ken McDaniel Active Member War Zone Member

    Translated into political answers:

    1. Digital television represents a revolutionary technology that will bring the best broadcast picture and sound to all Americans.
    2. We must make sure that before we commit ourselves to unrealistic and dangerous deadlines that we set goals that are inclusive for all Americans, rich and poor.
    3. Again, we cannot at this time commit to any deadlines which would have the effect of disenfranchising any American from their Constitutionally protected right to quality entertainment.
    4. Again, we cannot at this time commit to any deadlines which would have the effect of disenfranchising any American from their Constitutionally protected right to quality entertainment.
    5. American must be a leader in the implementation of digital television. Comparing our current state to that of citizens in foriegn states does not do justice to those who would be otherwise disenfranchised by any so-called or otherwise unfair comparisons.

    Thank you, that's all for today.
     
  9. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member

    Dude, that was great!!!!! :)
     
  10. NathanP

    NathanP New Member

    Eric is right.

    He was the only one to get #3
     
  11. Eric

    Eric Active Member

    Of course, I think I'm the only one to give a 'real' answer. I'll take my prize anyway. What is it? ;)
     
  12. Chris White

    Chris White New Member

    Ken: :lol:
     
  13. NathanP

    NathanP New Member


    Uh.. How 'bout a hug? :)
     
  14. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member

    Free HTL membership. ;)
     
  15. Eric

    Eric Active Member

    Hmm, a hug or a free HTL membership.....I think I'd be willing to pay for my HTL membership before accepting the hug. :?
     
  16. NathanP

    NathanP New Member

    Hey, it's a friendly hug. nothin wrong with two men enjoying a hug. :)
     
  17. Jason Lorette

    Jason Lorette Active Member

    Wow...this thread veared in a direction that I didn't expect....
     
  18. Dan S.

    Dan S. New Member

    Wait till Colton finds it....
     

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