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enhanced definition television (EDTV)

Enhanced Definition Television (EDTV) is a quality standard for digital TV that is studio quality with resolutions of

704 x 480 pixels. There is a version with a lower resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

Standardized TV formats for EDTV

Standardized TV formats for EDTV

EDTV is standardized with different frame rates and with aspect ratios

of16:9 and 4:3. The EDTV standard was defined by the ITU-R and is the successor of D2-MAC. EDTV is available with interlaced and progressive scan as 24p, 30p, 60i and 60p, i.e. with 24 Hz, 30 Hz and 60 Hz refresh rates. Depending on the version, the number of transmitted pixels

ranges from 8.1 MPixel/s to 20.3 MPixel/s. Thetransmission rate for EDTV is specified in the recommendation ITUBT.601 between 6 Mbit/s

and 8 Mbit/s. The image resolution of EDTV is higher than that of Standard Definition Television (SDTV), but lower than that of High Definition Television (HDTV).

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Englisch: enhanced definition television - EDTV
Updated at: 16.08.2017
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