analog broadcast


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analog broadcast

Generally refers to transmitting analog TV signals over the air or via cable and satellite. Contrast with digital broadcast. See NTSC and DTV.
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2 million people were without television signals once the analog broadcasts stopped.
Because digital signals travel differently than analog ones, antennas that produced a poor but watchable picture with an analog broadcast may get nothing at all on digital, or a picture that freezes now and then.
Therefore, the Bush administration should now issue an executive order creating an independent commission charged with developing alternative solutions, including the one cited above, for clearing analog broadcast spectrum.
Meanwhile, one looming problem has not even begun to be addressed: In-the-field tests of television sets equipped with digital tuners suggest that DTV reception--at least under the technical standard digital broadcasters are currently required to use, dubbed 8VSB--is not as reliable as analog broadcast reception.
14 Kyodo The chief of an advisory panel to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications on Tuesday called for the ministry to tolerate some delay in its plan to have television stations replace their analog broadcast facilities with land-based digital facilities by around 2010.