Brightening the spotlight on SDTV
is the fact that prices of HDTV sets will not fall as quickly as many have speculated, Knox said.
With a Greenfield advantage and the financial clout to employ experts and partner with proven global operators, the YahLive team is putting together a premium package of 60 to 70 most-watched channels in the Middle East -- all in HD or HD quality as the upscaled SDTV
According to the simulation results, the proposed HNRVQA algorithm is able to measure SDTV
quality correctly and has a higher correlation with the subjective VQ score than the existing FR and NR VQA algorithms.
In any event, even among men, more than half -- 56 percent -- did not know the meaning of HDTV, and 90 percent did not know SDTV
Forrester concluded that SDTV
's affordability will attract the viewers the industry needs to make digital television a reality in the U.S.
Forrester, for its "HDTV Dreams, SDTV
Realities" report, spoke with cable and satellite operators, TV manufacturers and retailers, among other involved companies.
However, the DTV standard will give broadcasters the ability to provide new and innovative services to viewers via SDTV
The set, which upconverts analog and SDTV
to 1080i, is shipping now.
The alternative is to use the new 6 megahertz TV spectrum to broadcast up to five digital channels (in SDTV
, or standard definition television) and other services instead of a single HDTV channel.
At the event, Panasonic showcased a host of digital TV products, including an HDTV projection monitor, SDTV
Plasma display panel, and Tau series 34-inch HDTV monitor.