Digital Television (DTV) is an advanced broadcasting technology that has transformed your television viewing experience. DTV has enable broadcasters to offer television with better picture and sound quality. Digital broadcast builds on considerably expanded viewing options delivered through cable or satellite.
Digital television is changing the way individuals engage with the the media, offering a more interactive and viewer centered approach to the television watching experience. Along with satellite television, the introduction of digital television has revolutionized the entire TV industry, and has had profound affects on a number of other industries too.
Digital television is an expression of postmodern culture, which directs the communality of digital television. Traditionally the media endeavour to produce audiences. Digital television is a method of sending television program broadcasts from the broadcasters to your television sets. It works by converting the pictures and sounds into small pieces of data which are compressed and sent from the broadcaster to your television set.
Digital television is a new, interesting, and has a rich platform for developing next generation multimedia services. One of the key digital television standards is Multimedia Home Platform (MHP) which includes hardware devices and software architecture. Digital television is a multibillion-dollar industry with commercial systems now being deployed worldwide.
DTV will expand broadcasting capabilities to include three formats: HDTV, multicasting, and datacasting. The highest quality will be HDTV, providing an image far superior to that available on analog sets. DTV information will require a different kind of receiver than standard television signals. Manufacturers have developed converter boxes that will allow viewers to receive DTV programs on their regular TV sets.
HDTV is also capable of displaying the rectangular widescreen view familiar to moviegoers, a view called the 16:9 ratio. Conventional TV displays have a 4:3 ratio. HDTV offers us a new way of looking at the world. Just as color TV transformed the medium when it became popular during the 1960s, digital television represents another wave of the future.
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