Where can I get HDTV?
High Definition Digital Television (HDTV) is here. In fact,
it's been here since 1997. And, in 2006, ALL stations will have
to broadcast digitally as they phase out their analog broadcasts.
The FCC is serious about converting our television system to the
superior quality and enhanced usability of digital television.
By 2006 broadcasters must relinquish the current analog broadcast
spectrum and broadcast only in digital. Stations that aren't ready
may not survive. If you're thinking of buying a new TV in the next
two years, remember that most people keep their main TV set for
about 5-10 years. That means you want a future-proof TV when you
buy one today.
Experience the theatre at home
HDTV will be broadcast in widescreen format, just like movies
HDTV envelops you with Dolby® Digital surround sound using up
to 5.1 channels vs. analog's 2 stereo channels
HDTV more than doubles the number of pixels for superior picture
HDTV is growing fast — on August 20, 2002 there were 455 stations
broadcasting in digital. On August 21, 2002 there were 461. More
are added nearly every day
As of August 21, 2002, digital broadcasts covered 88.54% of US TV
Widescreen is required for the full benefit of HDTV!
All HDTV broadcasts will be in widescreen and
most DVDs and many TV programs are already in widescreen. Without
a widescreen TV, you're still missing one-third the scene, one-third
the action and the best in entertainment.
Digital can transmit much more data than analog, deliver it with
consistent quality, and carry more types of data, paving the way
for interactive television.