DTV will change the way you watch and interact with your television. Some of the reasons you may find appealing are:
Crystal Clear Widescreen Pictures
The picture quality truly has to be seen to be believed. DTV can be up to 6 times better quality than analog signals with none of the common video problems such as video noise and ghosting. No more grainy, fuzzy, ugly pictures to contend with. The dramatic improvement in resolution is best described as the difference between your current NTSC TV picture and looking out a window. The realism, focus, sharpness, depth and color detail are simply indescribable.
Dolby Digital Surround Sound
DTV also gives you multi-channel audio. In addition to stereo sound (2-channels)
a DTV broadcast signal can contain audio in the 5.1 channel Dolby Digital surround sound format. Instead of multi-channel surround audio, the multiple audio channels can also be used with new audio features of the ATSC standard to enable new television features such as programs in multiple languages, audio enhancements for the visually impaired and more.
Watch TV the Way YOU Want To
One of the most exciting abilities of DTV is something called multicasting, that is sending multiple programs at the same time giving you more program choices. In the case of KSL Television, this will be a technological breakthrough. Presently, KSL must pre-empt NBC's programming schedule in order to bring you events of local interest such as, BYU Cougar Football, LDS Conference, local High School Match-ups etc. Through Multicasting, KSL plans to transmit these events on one channel while broadcasting the NBC network on another. This will enable the viewer to watch, or record, one or the other!
Access to a wealth of Digital Data Information
With Digital Television, broadcasters can send information along with the program signal. This is called Datacasting. Datacasting enables you to use your TV, rather than a computer to receive and use information.
A few possibilities with DTV:
You are watching a football game and the statistics regarding a particular player pop up along with team standings, etc.
The history surrounding the documentary you are watching appears, filling in the info the program doesn't cover.
Biographies about your favorite actors, recipes on the cooking channel, blueprints or plans on the home improvement channel, instant access to product information during commercials etc. etc. etc.