- A standard for the transmission and reception of TV signals with increased resolution and sound quality in comparison to standards such as NTSC or PAL. Such a standard provides for the transmission of a signal providing over 1,000 active lines, a 16:9 aspect ratio, and digital-quality sound. Also called HDTV standard.
- A device, such as a TV receiver, which is compatible with HDTV (1). Such a receiver provides, among other benefits, an image equal to or greater in resolution to that of a movie theater, a wider screen which more closely matches the human field of vision, and a multiple-channel sound format which is digitally encoded. Also called HDTV receiver.
- acronym for high-definition TV
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