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Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, 15th Edition by Jennifer H. Meadows, August E. Grant

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Digital Television & Video

Peter B. Seel, Ph.D.*

*Professor, Department of Journalism and Media Communication, Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado).

Introduction

With the global transition from analog to digital television broadcasting largely completed by 2016, there are multiple new technological developments on the horizon for the television industry. Television and video displays are simultaneously getting larger and smaller (in flat screens that exceed five feet in diagonal size and, at the other extreme, with head-mounted digital displays such as in the Oculus Rift). There is also improved image resolution at both ends of this visual spectrum. The improvement in video camera quality in mobile phones has led to a global ...

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