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    trucklover Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 29, 2010, 06:59 PM
    Who invented the HD TV?
    I was sitting watching my HD TV and was just thinking of who invented it and what was the first brand that made it.
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    ebaines Posts: 12,130, Reputation: 1307

    Feb 24, 2011, 10:38 AM

    HD TV was not "invented" by any one individual, but rather was the work of several companies who came together in the early 90's under the auspices of the FCC to develop a single standard for high def TV signals. Those early contributors incuded Zenith, Philips, General Instruments, AT&T Labs, Sarnoff Labs, and MIT, all of whom had done preliminary work using various technologies.

    Most modern digital advances come about this way, through collaboration between players who meet to develop a common set of standards based on preliminary work done separately. Examples include WiFi, BlueTooth, and interface connectors such as USB and HDMI.
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    Feb 24, 2011, 10:52 AM
    It's really a technological extension of computer LCD screens.
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    ebaines Posts: 12,130, Reputation: 1307

    Feb 24, 2011, 11:25 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by NeedKarma View Post
    It's really a technological extension of computer LCD screens.
    It's a LOT more than that. It's like saying that Compact Discs are a technological extension of vinyl records. I assume you're referring to progressive scanning (used with PC displays) - but remember that HDTV encompasses interlace as well as progessive scannning, and at several different resolutions, and encompasses both analog and digital transmission schemes.

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