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.
By transmitting the information used to make a TV picture and sound as "data bits," a digital broadcaster can carry more information than is currently possible with analog broadcast technology.
Analog TV Converters, soon to be required for free TV broadcasts after the FCC mandate stops analog broadcast TV signals, have primarily been bought by households already with a paid subscription to TV, high-speed Internet, and extensive consumer electronics, according to the Analog TV Converter Report from MetaFacts, Inc.
In many high volume markets, consumers continue to receive television using traditional analog broadcast reception, either off-air or using cable," said Neil Mitchell, vice-president of marketing at Xceive Corp.
qubo has already found a loyal audience on analog broadcast, and now with its own dedicated channel, is well poised to become a popular destination for children and their parents in the digital age.
The SAA7164E includes two high quality AV decoders, each supporting worldwide analog broadcast (NTSC/PAL/SECAM), TV stereo sound (BTSC, NICAM, Dual FM, EIAJ), and FM radio and RDS decoding.
Many nations have announced an analog broadcast shutoff date, but how they implement this change varies, the high-tech market research firm says.
Built-in dual ATSC and NTSC combination tuners provide convenient viewing of high-definition over-the-air broadcast and cable digital programs and standard analog broadcast and cable channels.
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.