High Definition Television and Desktop Computing


Multimedia seeks to engage people through interfaces that provide visual and aural richness. Providing a rich visual environment demands a lot of pixels and a high refresh rate. HDTV represents the state of the art of image quality in motion image capture, recording, processing and electronic distribution, and so will be important to high-end multimedia applications.

This article outlines the background of HDTV, describes the basic parameters of the 1125/60 production standard, discusses the features of proposed ATV systems, outlines potential application areas, and briefly describes standardization issues currently under discussion.

I presented this paper at International Technical Workshop on Multimedia Technologies in the HDTV Age, IEEE CES Tokyo Chapter, July 20, 1993. It was published in the Proceedings from the meeting.

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