Questions on the Orientation of Research in HDTV in the 80's

Author(s): Joseph Polonsky
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 February 1981
Conference Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Conference Date: 6 February 1981
Page(s): 146 - 150
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-911-9
DOI: 10.5594/M00659



It is only during the last two or three years that high definition television has become an international topic and this can probably be attributed to the following points; people have only recently become aware that: (1) Picture quality of domestic reception is far from satisfactory, due to a more critical judgement (2) picture quality could be greatly improved by modern techniques and technology, even within the scope of present-day standards (3) Domestic television will, in the future, have a wider application: no longer a broadcasting corporation monopoly, but tied in to various local and remote video sources (4) These future TV services will not be subject to the present technical restrictions and can envisage much higher resolution (more than 1000 lines) to identify detail in unfamiliar pictures, graphics or data (5) HDTV is already of interest in several professional fields, such as cinema production.