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Defining Television: Designing for HDTV and Other Advances in the Digital Age

High-definition television may be the wave of the future, but the tide has been awfully long coming in. Japan's NHK broadcasting company launched an HDTV development program more than 25 years ago, but difficulties establishing an international standard and workable transmission system have slowed the switchover from NTSC video broadcast to a crawl in the US. With the target year of 2006 for all-digital HD broadcast over the American airwaves looming, there are still few producers and studios

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