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what is EDTV?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by ethan_l, Jan 3, 2003.

  1. ethan_l

    ethan_l Stunt Coordinator

    Oct 25, 2002
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    being hearing this term pop up now and then
    is this a new format?
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    It stands for Enhanced Definition TV. Typically I see it when Fox broadcasts in 480p (p = progressive). SDTV is 480i (i = interlaced). For EDTV, the lowest number of active scan lines is 480p or higher. There is no specified aspect ratio(so it could be 4:3 or 16x9).
    But it's not HDTV (minimum of 720p or 1080i or higher in terms of vertical scan lines, with a specified aspect ratio of 16x9).
    Here's a good link that defines some of the terms for DTV.

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