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EDTV

(Enhanced Definition TV) A set of digital television (DTV) standards with 480 lines of resolution. All EDTV formats are progressive scan (480p) and provide a sharper picture than SDTV (Standard Definition TV), but not as good as HDTV (High Definition TV). EDTV sets have screens with the traditional 4:3 aspect ratio (more square) rather than wide screen 16:9.

EDTV Vs. ED
"EDTV" may refer to the format or to a TV set that supports it; however, "ED" refers only to the format. See DTV for all the SD/ED/HD specifications.

EDTV sets upconvert DVD, cable and satellite broadcasts that are transmitted at the standard 480i resolution to the higher 480p resolution. They fill in the missing lines using sophisticated algorithms. See interlace, HDTV and SDTV.
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The better of the two is EDtv, Ron Howard's affectionate The Truman Show-lite media satire about a 31-year-old San Francisco slacker and video store clerk (Matthew McConaughey in an aw-shucks-sexy, audience-pleasing performance) who unwittingly agrees to have his life filmed 24 hours a day by True TV, a reality-programming channel.
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Directed with skill and humanity by the Fonz's ultra-square sidekick, the stars pool their talents to make EDtv a real sparkler.
Haier got its feet wet in the flat-panel arena at the 2004 CES, in which it displayed a 42- and 46-inch plasma EDTV.
Studios have sent in films such as Matthew McConaughey's EDtv, which has already opened in the States to mixed reviews; Limbo, with David Strathairn as a haunted Alaskan fisherman who finds love with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio; and Tim Robbins' The Cradle Will Rock, a period piece about New York theatre in the 30s with a large ensemble cast that includes John and Joan Cusack, Bill Murray and Susan Sarandon.
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MediaStack is offered on three new Sanyo models, including a 42-inch EDTV plasma display with integrated analog/digital tuner (DP42545), a 28-inch HDTV with dual integrated analog/digital tuners (HT28745), and a 27-inch HDTV with dual integrated analog/digital tuners (HT27745).
For consumers seeking to buy an EDTV plasma without breaking the $2,000 mark, they will be in luck this season, Baker said, noting that he expects to see prices as low as $1,499, thanks to tier-two brands produced by low-cost Asian manufacturers, including Westinghouse, Maxent and Daewoo.
The single is also the prime track for the soundtrack of EDtv, the new Ron Howard film.
Last night, she was in Hollywood for the premiere of her latest film, EDtv, about a shop assistant who allows TV to film his life.
Circuit City: ESA 42-inch Widescreen Plasma EDTV, $1,999.