Digital TV Broadcasting
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Why did Congress mandate this change? Why are we being forced to adopt a new technology? In this section, learn what underlying factors motivated this transition.
- First and foremost, DTV looks and sounds better, and provides not only interactive features, but also such technologies as Digital Rights Management (DRM), which is used by music publishing companies and other industries to limit the number of times you can watch a particular movie, for example, or limit the number of machines on which particular broadcasts may be recorded or viewed.
- To push through this improved technology, economic incentives were created to encourage compliance throughout the industry. A great deal of broadcast bandwidth that is currently taken up by TV signals can now be auctioned off by the government for use by new technologies, particularly mobile phones, wireless computing and medical telemetry devices.
- There’s also some national pride involved here: the United States is trying to achieve a broadcast standard that’s either on trial or already commonplace in several other countries, including Japan and England.
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