[opendtv] Re: News: Will local stations pull plug on cable?

  • From: Mark Schubin <tvmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 15:26:12 -0500

Mark Aitken wrote:

>Did I miss something? I thought that Gary Shapiro had made HDTV the "Law 
>of the Land"!
>HaH!    :^)
In case any of you have missed it, here's what I have found in recent 
ads for TVs:

- "HDTV Built-In" - This means the TV has an ATSC receiver/decoder, even 
if the TV, itself, is 4:3 (or even narrower) and has no more than 640 x 
480 resolution.

- "HDTV Compatible" and "HDTV Supported" - This, when it it used 
meaningfully, appears to mean you can stick an HDTV signal into the TV 
even if all you'll get will be seen on a 4:3 (or narrower) screen with 
no more than 640 x 480 resolution.

- "HDTV Ready" - This seems to be the only reasonably reliable indicator 
of an HDTV display, but it means no ATSC receiver/decoder.


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