18-899 Seminar Proposal
Jon Nedel, Bengliang Koh
Mar 30, 1998

Topic: ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) and HDTV (high definition television)

NEW! Powerpoint presentation!

NEWER!! Answers to questions raised during the seminar!

The seminar presentation will be divided into two parts:


  1. History of the ATSC
  2. Organizational Structure
  3. Achievements/Standards


  1. Analog HDTV Japanese/European developments
  2. Standards development competing standards and backward compatibility
  3. FCC/industrial involvement/problems

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Research Links

ATSC's homepage

FCC approves HDTV channels

Fine-tuning HDTV

Public TV and the transition to digital broadcasting

Analog2Digital - the online resource for digital TV transition issues

NAB Daily - reports from NAB conference '98

Sparring continues on DTV Formats... (ee times) local copy

RF Current weekly newsmagazine

FCC - agreement on DTV Standard, using ATSC A/53

National Association of Broadcasters

DVB - Digital Video Broadcasting (Europe)

Consumer and Professional Digital Video Recording and Data Formats

Information about FCC's v-chip from the horse's mouth

Information about mpeg2 audio from Philips

Consumer products in general, from a course at U. Washington