By: MooFuze ZangaX 

The Game

Say that the biggest Football game this year is on TV.  You are so excited and you invite all your friends over. When the teams are tied, youÕre literally biting your nails. When Payton Manning is about to make a touch down, he gets tackled. But, he is so close to the touchdown line that they have to replay it. All of a sudden, your screen goes fuzzy and you canÕt see his foot. Everybody is freaking out but you donÕt know how to fix it! But, there is a TV that could solve ALL of those problems. Sound interesting? Keep reading to find out. This report will talk about what HDTV is, how it gets a clear picture, when it was introduced to the world, when it was invented, what the prices are, the first name of it, why they are so popular, who invented it, and a few surprises!

What is the solution?

Describing what HDTV is, is like chewing gum—it has different kinds (flavors).  According to Mary Bellis, an HDTV is a TV that has a very clear picture. HDTV could solve a ton of problems! High definition television is the highest form of digital television. It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is the same as a movie theater screen. This is probably HDÕs biggest selling point. High definition is the best available picture on a television. It comes in three different kinds, just like gum: 720p, 1080i and 1080p. (

What does the H in HDTV stand for? Hit, Help, Hide, History, ect? According to Mary Bellis, again, HDTV stands for H-high D-definition TV-television.  For those of you who donÕt know what HIGH DEFINITION means, it just means a clear picture. You may have heard of HD iPod.  This simply means it is a high-definition iPod.  Many people shorted high definition to high-def.


How in the world does HDTV get such a clear picture?

How does the HDTV make that giraffe look like its popping out of my TV screen?!  Pixels are the main thing that makes the picture clear. They are tiny dots of light.  According to Mr. Welch, the regular TV has only about 337,920 pixels. If you think that is a ton of pixels, think again.  HDTV has about 2 million pixels!!!! That is a ton of pixels for a TV! HDTV is basically just a ton of pixels.

Pixels? What about the color? If the HDTV needs pixels, they certainly need wires for color. One of them is for red, one for blue, and one for green color information. There are less connectors on a HDTV on an average TV. Without the connectors, the HDTV wouldnÕt have such a detailed picture.

When did the world know about HDTV?

Look! ItÕs a new baby HDTV! But, the birth date of it is just around the corner!  The HDTV was introduced in Moscow, Russia on November 4, 1998.  According to Dale Cripps, it was introduced in the year 1998.

When was the great grandpa of the newest HDTV invented?

         These few, but long, sentences will talk about when the pretty long time line of HDTV was.  The HDTV was invented from 1968: JapanÕs NHK initiates a project to develop a new standard in television, 1970-1980: An HDTV prototype is developed in Japan called the MUSE system, early 80Õs: Movie producers are offered a high-definition television system developed by Sony and the NHK. This high-definition system allowed producers to record, play, and edit immediately and then transfer to film so that production time was considerably shortened, ect. Those are only a few of the many timelines. 

How much doe to get the clearest info?

         Looking at the prices to find a dog? Think again and look at the great prices of HDTV! This combination of efficiency and competition has roughly halved the average street prices of 32-inch LCDs in the past year, according to Display Search.  Still, prices continue to vary a good deal between brand name and budget offerings. For example, U.S market leader SharpÕs LC-32GA5U model has a price of about $ 1700, while the Olivia LT32HVE from relative newcomer Syntax goes for about $1100!

What was the SyntaxÕs great grandpas name?

         NAMES, NAMES, NAMES!!! According to, the first HDTV was called the MUSE.  It was a HDTV prototype invented in Japan. 


Why would I get an HDTV when I could get a cheaper, fuzzier picture on a regular TV?

 This awesome paragraph will tell you why people prefer HDTV to a regular TV.  According to Mr. Welch, more people prefer HDTV because it has a much clearer picture. Because it has more pixels, more people like it.  A regular TV has a fuzzier picture. As to a HDTV, the picture is almost realistic! That is why people prefer HDTV.

Who watches more HDTV when sports are on? Football fans v.s Soccer fans.  Sports are much more clearer on a HDTV. Because of that, more sports fans watch. Soccer is the most popular sport watched on a HDTV. Unlike a regular TV, you can see the players kick the soccer ball up close! When you watch this up close, you may learn a few basic strategies that the player has. Spots fans watch more TV on a HDTV than they would on a regular TV. Ding, ding, we have a winner! GO SOCCER!




       Birthday Parties are just like HDTV. There is so many surprises! SURPRISE!!! This might sound unbelievable, but you could carry around full-length HD movies on your iPod! When you go to someone's house that has HDTV, you could hook your iPod up to their TV and watch a fully functional high-definition movie. Wow! That is a surprise!


Who is the mastermind behind HDTV?

         This piece of technology is geniuse! Who is the mastermind behind it?  According to, High Definition Television, as we know it today, was created by a Grand Alliance of companies working together to create the next generation of television. Members of the Grand alliance included General Instrument, Zenith, Sarnoff Labs (RCA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and AT&T Labs and Philips. The Grand Alliance was formed in May of 1993 under the auspices of the FCC and was tasked with producing a single set of standards that would allow HDTV transmission to be phased into use in the United States.


       Now you know how to solve your football problems. You know how HDTV works, what it does, surprises, when it was introduced, and more! Get out there and buy yourself a nice HDTV! Football is more detailed than ever before.