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DTV vs. EDTV vs. HDTV

I’M SO CONFUSED! For those of you who may be confused, or not completely clear on different broadcast standards, here is a good explanation, direct from the dtv.gov website.

  • Standard Definition TV (SDTV)
    SDTV is the basic level of quality display and resolution for both
    analog and digital. Transmission of SDTV may be in either the
    traditional (4:3) or widescreen (16:9) format.

  • Enhanced Definition TV (EDTV)
    EDTV is a step up from Analog Television. EDTV comes in 480p widescreen
    (16:9) or traditional (4:3) format and provides better picture quality
    than SDTV, but not as high as HDTV.

  • High Definition TV (HDTV)
    HDTV in widescreen format (16:9) provides the highest resolution and
    picture quality of all digital broadcast formats. Combined with
    digitally enhanced sound technology, HDTV sets new standards for sound
    and picture quality in television. (Note: HDTV and digital TV are not
    the same thing — HDTV is one format of digital TV.)

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