Digital television, or DTV, is a new standard for high-definition television broadcasts.
Old tv was a signal transmitted to your house over the air or by cable, but the picture was actually a variable voltage going up and down to tell your tv which picture tube color dot to turn on and how bright. The voltages might vary from say 0 volts up to 1 volt. It does this very fast, there are a lot of dots!!!
With digital tv, the movie camera that takes the pictures (just like the new photo cameras) dont expose film they convert the light images into 1's and 0's, digital binary data, or computer talk. The pictures or movies go into a computer harddrive to be stored. The pictures and sound is set up to be sent to your house. All the 1's and 0's are at the same low voltage.
The tv signal you get at your house is the same computer format. Its all 1's and 0's. Your HDTV can take the data and convert it into pictures to be put on the picture tube. You can get very detailed pictures and all kinds of surround sound type special effects when you go to this kind of tv transmission. Just like all the special effects you get on Video Games and internet sites, these effects could be sent, and they will be in the future.
In the future its not hard to imagine watching say, the home shopping channel, and pointing your remote at the tv to buy a product right off the screen.
No you do not need a digital tv if you have a digital antenna. But you will need a digital to analog converter box if you have an analog tv and a digital antenna.
The signal sent to the TV must be a digital signal as well.
none of my televisions are digital... yet.
Yes it's called Broadcast Digital Television. Does the TV have a built in digital tuner? A Digital Tuner receives Digital Broadcast Television. The menu will show if the TV has a built in Broadcast Digital TV tuner.
All TVS that you can buy are ready for the digital signal. You do not have to buy an HD TV to get a digital signal.
Buy a new digital ready tv, get a digital receiver Sky or Freeview for your analogue tv
Digital TV's are capable of and necessary for processing digital TV broadcasts.
Comcast will provide you with a digital tv box that allows your television to receive the digital signal and therefore you won't need the digital tv antenna.
"Digital" is a very vague term for televisions. A telelvision can be called digital if any part of the signal path uses digital data. Therefore, any plasma or LCD telelvision is digital as they all use digital signals in generating an image. The question probably refers to digital inputs. If it has a digital receiver built in, for terrestrial digital broadcasts (UK Freeview, for example) or has a digital cable decoder, then it can be called digital. In these cases, the manual will point out that it is a digital TV. If the television has HDMI or DVI inputs, both of these are digital inputs and it is therefore a "digital" television. A better definition of "digital" in this question would get a better answer.
It does have a digital tuner built in. This LCD TV has a built in digital tuner,so you can receive all digital broadcast.
The digital standars in the U.S and other parts of the world had digital television in the early 1990's although digital television broadcast did not begin until later on.
Digital switchover refers to the stopping of analog television service and the initiation of digital television service.