|Digital Television Facts At A Glance |
- Date for final transition to digital is February 17, 2009. After that date, stations will only broadcast digital signals.
- Consumers will always be able to connect an inexpensive receiver, a set top box, to their existing analog TV to decode DTV broadcast signals.
- Set top boxes will not convert your analog TV to high-definition.
- Analog TVs will continue to work with cable, satellite, VCRs, DVD players, camcorders, video games consoles and other devices for many years.
- Digital cable or digital satellite does not mean a program is in high-definition.
- Digital pictures will be free from the 'ghosts' and 'snow' that can affect analog transmissions.
- Multicasting is available.
- HDTV is available.
- Data streaming is available.
- High-definition broadcasts offered.
- Best available picture resolution, clarity and color.
- Dolby theatre surround-sound.
- Dolby surround-sound.
- Wide screen 'movie-like' format