What is DTV?

What is DTV and why has the government mandated that all broadcaster’s switch to this new technology?

Digital television (DTV) is type of technology that allows broadcasters to broadcast higher quality of pictures and sound to your television. This upgrade will also allow for more programming and information services such as on demand TV Guides with a press of a button.

Broadcasters throughout the U.S. are making the transition to digital transmissions on February 17, 2009. After that day, all analog signal broadcasts will be shut off.