Posted by Kidzworld on June 18th, 2009
Maybe mom and dad just got a new Digital TV. Maybe you’ve seen the messages across the bottom of the TV screen during the NBA Finals. Whatever it is, you’ve probably figured out that in the United States TV stations will only be broadcasting in digital signals from now on. Whatever that means.
Just what is the deal with this conversion to digital TV? Well, it used to be analog signals were used by broadcasters such as CBS to beam sports programs to your TV. Then a few countries in Europe made the switch to digital and the U.S. decided to follow suit. It really is great if you like to watch sports on TV. I mean how good are the high def images you get of an NBA dunk? You can practically see the leather of the basketball shudder after Kobe throws down.
Digital broadcasters can now provide more digital channels, high definition service as well as all kinds of cool sports-related multimedia (much of it yet to be released) right to your house.