A Giant Leap for Television
Abrahms, Doug, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
High-definition television is being inaugurated today with the launch of Sen. John Glenn into orbit again after 36 years, but few consumers will get a chance to see the new technology.
In fact, most viewers of Mr. Glenn's launch broadcast in HDTV will be perched inside electronics stores - similar to when television was introduced in the late 1940s.
Television stations in many major U.S. cities, including Washington, will start rolling out HDTV broadcasting over the next few weeks. The technology - the first major change in television broadcasting since the switch to color - is expected to reach most of the United States within three years.
Experts predict the major shift in the nation's television infrastructure will take years, since broadcasters, …
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Publication information: Article title: A Giant Leap for Television. Contributors: Abrahms, Doug - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: October 29, 1998. Page number: 1. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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