HD and Digital TV: What's the story? Video
HD and Digital TV: What's the story? Video Transcript
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>> There's a lot of confusion around HDTV and digital TV, and how they relate. Let me explain. In February 2009, all over the air TV broadcasts in the US become digital TV. Your old analog television is going to need to a converter like this, or you may just want to buy a new digital TV, which will probably be an HDTV. But remember, a digital TV signal is not necessarily a hi-def signal. There will be lots of standard definition stuff being broadcast on digital TV. So just because you have an HDTV doesn't mean you'll suddenly see everything in hi-def starting February '09. Digital TV and HDTV happily co-exist on the same television, but one looks a lot better than the other. All HDTVs with tuners have digital tuners. Now, in practicality, most TVs, except for some little tiny kitchen and bathroom size sets are HDTVs with these digital tuners. So when you go buy a new TV today, you're typically taking care of both the HD and the digital switch. ^M00:01:07 [ Music ]
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