The History of Digital TV

The History of Digital TVEven though digital TV isn’t exactly a new technology, there are many people who feel so since it only became popular around 2009. Digital TV uses computer technology for transmitting television programs to your TV sets and converts images and sounds to computer data. While they may not make sense to many, there are quite a few benefits offered by digital TV programming.

One of the first benefits is that the picture is very clear. This is because of the digital tuner which receives transmissions, cleans up any interference, and then converts it to images and sounds.

The next benefit is that it has on-screen program guides which lets you see what’s on all the channels without having to change the channel. These interactive listing also provide descriptions of the programs which make it easier for viewers to choose their programs.

One more less visible benefit is it can be compressed so that it consumes less bandwidth. This means you will be getting more channels over the same network. This may not be helpful for regular transmissions, but as far as cable TV providers are concerned, this really helps them expand on the channels they provide without replacing cables. It is great for those looking to deliver HDTV programming too.

As far as inconveniences are concerned, one thing that people may not like is that Digital TV is a sort of all or nothing deal. Either you get all the programs, or you get none. There’s very little flexibility on offer. But considering how cheap digital TV is today and how convenient it makes everything, you won’t really have too much trouble.

Over all, HD pictures and increased choices should be more than enough to convince you that digital TV is what you need. So, don’t hesitate to make the switch today.


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