Hard as it may be to believe, Americans have been content to watch the same technology for the last fifty years or so. With the exception of color, television hasn’t changed much, but it’s about to, maybe. The venerable National Television System Committee (NTSC) standard first proposed in 1941 is finally giving way to HDTV. However, not content to foist one technological paradigm shift at a time, the FCC, spurred to action by Congress, has set deadlines for the adoption of Digital TV. The requirements have changed again.
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