DTV

By Mr. Normac

Intro

Having trouble hearing and seeing your TV because the signals bad? Well not to worry any more because thereŐs a new thing called DTV that the whole country will be using. In this repot I will talk about what is it, how it works and the some cool questions!

What is it?

This paragraph is about what DTV is. According to DTV.gov, DTV is a signal that is better than your old analog TV. DTV doesnŐt do the same as HDTV because it is just a signal not the TV.   

How it works.

       This paragraph is about, if the signal affects your cable wire if you have cable. According to DTV.gov, no. If you subscribe to cable service, the DTV transition should not affect any TV sets that are connected to your cable services. The DTV transition applies only to full-power broadcast television stations – stations that use the public airwaves to transmit their programming to viewers through a broadcast antenna.

 

Cool questions.

       What will DTV do to help use? DTV. Gov says, DTV technology is more flexible and efficient than the current analog system. The switch to digital broadcasting will allow television stations to offer crystal-clear pictures and sound, plus more channels and programming – all for free. The government requires full-power television stations to turn off their analog channels by June 12, 2009 and begin broadcasting just in a digital format.

 

       Are other countries doing the same? According to DTV.gov, yes other countries are doing the same. It is to free up lower vhf and upper UHF for emergency communications and the use of Wireless phone services.

       Can I still use my old TV? DTV.gov says, your analog TV set will not be obsolete once the transition to DTV is completed, but there are some steps you must take to be able to continue to use it. To ensure continued use of your analog set.

Why the switch

This paragraph is one of the many reasons for the switch.   According to Chris Pollete one reason for the switch is to free up space for police, fire and other public safety communications. The remaining portion of the broadcast signal will be available to consumers for wireless services.

       When the switch.

         By law, full-power television stations nationwide must begin broadcasting exclusively in a digital format by June 12, 2009. The U.S. Congress approved an extension of the deadline, which was originally set for February 17.

Digital television, known as DTV, is an innovative type of broadcasting technology that provides crystal-clear pictures and sound, and more programming choices than ever before.

And just because the date has changed doesn't mean you have to wait to start enjoying all the benefits of DTV - it's available now.

While the benefits of digital television are remarkable, millions of households risk losing television reception unless they take the easy steps to receive a digital signal. We're here to help you make a smooth transition.

Conclusion

So once your TV sounds better and looks better that will be DTV doing its work. Remember that DTV is the signal not the TV screen. Remember what it is, how it works and all those cool questions I gave you. I think DTV will be great for all the football fans or any sports fans.