Are Digital Television (DTV) and High Definition Television (HDTV) the same?
We’ve all heard a lot of talk from many sources about the conversion to to digital television (DTV). To make things even more confusing, High Definition Television (HDTV) comes into the mix. Because DTV and HDTV are often used interchangably, people often think they are one in the same. In fact, they’re two different animals…sometimes. The fact is, all HDTV is DTV, but not all DTV is HDTV. Digital television means just that: it’s TV in a digital form instead of the analog video that we’re all used to. DTV is the same resolution as analog TV, but it has the potential to be sharper with fewer image problems (such as ghosting or “snow”) since it’s an either all or nothing situation. With analog TV, you can still get a fuzzy image with a poor signal. With digital, a poor signal often means no image at all. However, if you get enough a digital signal to produce an image, it will look very good. An HDTV image will look even better. HDTV is higher resolution than regular digital TV. In fact