HDTV Progress Report and HDTV Links
I am teaching a course on emerging new media focusing on interactive television and other emerging new media. This week we will examing the current status of HDTV in the United States. Because HDTV, like iTV, is a fluid topic, the links to content that is regularly updated will be the best way to use this post today and in the coming months.
I beg, plead and cajole my students to use the new research tools available to them. These include:
- commununity bulletin boards specifically on HDTV
- Podcasts you can listen to while folding laundry (or actually in your iPod)
- Newsgroups now owned by Google and lumped into groups.google.com
History of HDTV
A chronology of HDTV
Internet 2 guarantees HDTV video services on demand (better get on board the train rather than get run over by it)
American ABC Network HDTV Explanation
http://engadget.com/ Today's (21 February 2006) issue knocks my socks off. If this is typical, this site is worth checking and/or adding to your RSS newsreader
Display Company Web Sites
Texas Instruments DLP invented in 1987!
Thanks to http://www.audioholics.com/ for the following
These were based on 2004 specs (Tele 4450 class: hint, hint, hint, hint, hint, hint, hint, hint.)
Digital Light Processing (DLP) Television and Projectors
Liquid Crystal Diode (LCD) Televisions
Televisions & Displays
Liquid Crystal On Silicon (LCOS) Rear Projection Televisions
High Temperature Poly-Silicon (HTPS) LCD Projection
Drive Image Light Amplifier (D-ILA) LCOS Projection
Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Direct View and RPTV
You may use this content (better still, argue with me!), but please cite my ideas as © 2006, Dr. Bruce Klopfenstein. Must be viewed in Firefox thanks to Microsoft going its own way.