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DVB

(Digital Video Broadcasting) An international digital TV standard that is the European and Far Eastern counterpart of the North American ATSC standard. Administered by the DVB Project within the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the first DVB programs were broadcast in the U.K. in 1998, while many other countries followed in the 2000s. See ATSC.

DVB uses MPEG-2 for video compression and MPEG-2 and Dolby Digital for audio. It is transmitted in a 6 to 8 MHz channel via traditional terrestrial broadcast (DVB-T), satellite (DVB-S) and cable (DVB-C). A version for handhelds (DVB-H) is also provided (see mobile TV), and a Java-based platform is part of the DVB Project (see DVB-MHP). For more information, visit www.dvb.org.
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NXT6000 has more features such as full DVB-T and NorDig compliance as well as programmable adjacent channel and adaptive co-channel interference cancellation.
The NXT6000 not only supports all modes of the DVB-T standards as defined by ETS 300 744, but also meets the mandatory requirements of the NorDig Receiver Specification that defines a set of requirements for high-performance terrestrial receiver solutions.
DVB-T is a very mature standard; it has been implemented in numerous countries and therefore is well understood as well as supported by a wide range of equipment.
With the cost of demodulators continuing to decrease, very soon the price difference between DVB-T and DVB-T2 receiver equipment will be so minimal that only DVB-T2-capable equipment will be on the market in these countries.