Bill Hayes has been Iowa Public Television's Engineering Director since 1999, and is responsible for Iowa Public Television's transition to digital television. In a little more than a year, analog television will be shut off, and we’ll all be watching television a little differently. Visit this page frequently to get answers to your digital television questions and to read about the industry and IPTV’s transition.
Friday, January 9, 2009
2009 Consumer Electronics Show - Day 1
Primarily there are four specific issues. First is recording over-the-air digital television. Many peopl who have purchased converter boxes have discovered that they make using existing VCR's very difficult. I am looking at what items are available to replace the analog VCR. The second area is indoor antennas. Although I am not a fan of indoor antennas because of the problems associated with indoor reception it is clear that many people want to continue to use them. I will be reporting on what is happpening on this front.
The third issue is about what is happening in display development. There are some exciting new technologies being unveiled at this year's conference. Many people are looking at new televisions and want to be sure that what they are purchasing is the right choice for them.
The fourth issue is audio. You don't have to watch too much digital television to recognize that there are some unresolved audio concerns. Audio/video synchronization is an issue and a number of vendors are offering the consumer some options for correcting these problems. And if you change channels you'll notice the other issue which is loudness or more precisely the inconsistent audio levels between channels. I will be reporting on what is happening on this front as well.
I will be filing my first report later today.
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