Tag Archives: dtv

What is NTSC?

Jun 11th, 2011by dvdxplayer 9,852 views |1 Comments

NTSC, named for the National Television System Committee, is the analog television system that is used in most of North America, most of South America (except Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and French Guiana), Burma, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, and some Pacific island nations and territories (see map). The first NTSC standard was developed in 1941 and had no provision for color television. Read More »

Does DVD Support HDTV (DTV)? Will HDTV Make DVD Obsolete?

Dec 17th, 2009by dvdxplayer 2,994 views |Comments Off

Short answers: Partially. No.

First, some quick definitions: HDTV (high-definition TV) encompasses both analog and digital televisions that have a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio and approximately 5 times the resolution of standard TV (double vertical, double horizontal, wider aspect). DTV (digital TV) applies to digital broadcasts in general and to the U.S. Read More »