Eggers, for one, believes it is too early for many manufacturers to unveil SDTV
product owing to the fact that the industry is "still in the business of selling the wow factor of HDTV.
Going retail rates for SDTV
sets today range from $1,500 to $2,000 per set.
will be in 4 million households by 2003 and capture more than 80 percent of the market by 2008, according to Forrester.
Chief Executive Officer Michael Li commented, ''Following our successful partnership with SDTV
in providing wireless value-added services for the interactive television program 'Beautiful Shandong,' we look forward to establishing this media JV as a new era of media entertainment develops.
will allow broadcasters to transmit HDTV and SDTV
video signals without compression, thereby maintaining video quality in a way that is both more reliable and cost-effective than satellites," said John Legere, chief executive officer of Asia Global Crossing.
TSE:ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) today announced RAGE(TM) SDTV
and RAGE(TM) HDTV, the most highly integrated set-top box video/graphics controllers ever developed.
models, in 27- and 32-inch screen sizes, feature a built-in over-the-air tuner/decoder for digital TV broadcasts, and will receive and display any of the 18 different over-the-air digital TV formats.
The AD8150 X-stream(TM) digital crosspoint switch enables the design of low-cost switching platforms that can make the transition from SDTV
to HDTV without wholesale replacement of rack hardware.
To maximize viewability, the CH7021A includes Chrontel's patented scaling/de-flickering engine, which can fit any PC graphic resolution (up to 1600 x 1200 pixel UXGA) to all SDTV
and all HDTV resolutions.
Terrestrial broadcasters can use their digital (DTV) capacity for either HDTV (High Definition TV) or SDTV
(Standard Definition TV).