Several articles highlighted complaints, as well as the attributes of HDTV.

Surprisingly, HDTV was developed in the 1930's with plans to increase the number of scan lines in order to produce clearer, sharper images (Eckhardt, 1936).

Most respondents agreed to pay premium prices for the present NTSC system, but not for HDTV.

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The arrival of television into American households was delayed in part by World War I and the Great Depression.

Although television was introduced to the public at the World's Fair in New York in 1939, it was not until after World War II, that Clevelanders had their first glimpse of the new medium.

In November of 1999, the top 20 markets will broadcast a digital signal and this includes Cleveland area stations. A review of microfilm was undertaken to examine television advertisements from 1946 through 1980.

The decision behind this transition is based on the United States government's need to be the first in the world to transmit a signal immune to tampering and capable of transmitting multiple applications (U. The first television receiver in 1946 was priced at $800.00.

In addition, Kapler (1998) found certain signals transmitted on either channels three or four, those allocated for cable, will cause problems for cable customers in the form of "ghosting".

But this may be due to the "lousy TV sets" most consumers already own (Kapler, 1998 p.8).

The purpose of this documentary is to educate the public, as this change will affect millions.

An article written by Neuendorf, Atkin and Jeffres (1998) applied Rogers (1995) diffusion of innovations theory, whereby through certain attributes, new products are introduced to consumers in stages prior to acceptance. (1998) drew from Dozier, Valente and Severn's (1986) notion of continuous versus discontinuous innovations toward the above audio innovation.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Dramatic Arts Cleveland State University June, 1997, submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree Master of Applied Communication Theory and Methodology, December, 1998Research on this project began approximately two years ago with the discovery of how little technological information was available on the design and implementation leading to home television receivers.

First conceived in the late 1890's, television was the brain-child of an Englishman named John Logie Baird.

A draft of an article by Dupagne (1998) predicts "HDTV should be viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism" (p.25).