When you add in digital capture formats (DigiBeta, etc.,) digital online editing, digital storage via video servers, and digital satellite distribution, I'd say that we've been there for several years. I cannot think of one example where the entire chain from capture to final presentation in the home never hits a digital stage (using compression) at some point. Heck, even in 1993 most TV you saw was digital at some point in it's life, if not compressed digital. (Most Frame Sync TBCs were digital by then, as were digital effects units such as the Ampex ADO.) And by 1995 all of PBS had migrated to Digicipher digital satellite delivery of content to member stations. John ----- Original Message ----- From: Ron Economos When I started in the compression industry in 1993, I used to say that "someday, all the TV you see will be digital". 15 years later, we're almost there.