HDTV Broadcasts have begun.
The ATSC Digital Television Standard has been ratified by the FCC. The door is now open for people
to create and sell high-resolution video equipment.
- The standard specifies a HDTV format of 1920x1080P (with digital
surround sound, of course).
- HDTV products should be rolling into the market for Christmas
- The FCC mandates that the top 10 markets need to start Digital
TV broadcasts by April 1999.
- DTV must be broadcast in the top 30 markets by October 1999. This
will reach 53% of households with televisions.
- Convential NTSC broadcasting will be fully phased out by 2006.
- NAB2002 Convention will be held between
April 6-11, 2002, in Las Vegas.
- Companies such as Greene Productions and HD VISION are starting to utilize and rent out HDTV equipment to create
This is a growing table of some products that can display real HDTV quality video
New types of high-density DVD disc players will enable movie players to utilize the full potential of HDTVs.
One would no longer have to depend upon the reticent whims of broadcasters nor the non-existent support of cable companies.
- Blue Lasers
are the key to boosting the resolution available on DVDs.
Who needs the FCC?
How HDTV Works