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Understanding Digital Television by Lars-Ingemar Lundstrom

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12

HDTV and the Future of Television

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The Home Cinema is the latest contribution on the road towards an improved way of storytelling. Having a cinema with multi-channel sound and a large screen at home provides a very strong television experience.

TV media has evolved in two directions since its inception. The first is an increased number of channels, provided by satellites and other improved distribution media. Both the quantity of content and the geographical coverage of the channels have increased considerably. In recent years, television development has focused on quality. The change has been toward providing a larger and stronger presence and experience to the viewer.

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Since the dawn of television the goal ...

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