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Part I: Digital Cable Television > Why Digital Television?

Chapter 1. Why Digital Television?

Television pictures live in an analog world—with infinite possibilities of hue and color—which is exactly what the human eye requires for a realistic and satisfying viewing experience. What's more, television as we know it is now 60 years old and enjoys nearly 100% penetration in 100 million U.S. households.

Given that, does the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" axiom apply? Not exactly. Although the shift to digital television will require serious engineering attention and capital expenditures, the resultant product will add greatly to quality and new service opportunities. How and why did digital television evolve and what is driving digital television into our homes?


  

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