Digital TV


Digital television

The term "digital TV" is used in many different ways right now, depending on whom you're talking to. There's also the term "HDTV", which is the most advanced form of digital TV in use in the United States. Here we talk about all kinds of "digital TV" and try to explain what is what in the world of "digital TV".

Digital television is the transmission of audio and video by digital signals in contrast to the analog signals used by analog TV. Countries such as the United States are replacing over-the-air broadcast analog television with digital television to allow other uses of the radio spectrum formerly used for analog TV broadcastings.

On June 12, 2009, television stations in the United States completed the transition from analog to digital broadcasting. Consumers receiving local television signals over analog antennas now must use converter boxes to receive programming on their TVs. This deadline was pushed back several times in the last few years because of both broadcasters' and consumers' inability to meet the FCC's criteria for a successful transition to digital broadcasting but now it's realisation is a fact. For many people this means they are introduced to a new TV system. On this website we will try to explain how the new TV system works. 

Watching digital cable TV on a DTV screen.
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