Modern Television Changing Ame

Television; Changing American Standards
The year is 1999 and the entire world is looking toward the United States for leadership in technology. Since the end of the cold war, the nations of the world have agreed that the United States is the leader in defense and freedom, but what about technology in the household? Is it possible for the U.S. to remain the world leader if we fall so far behind other countries when it comes to the issue of advanced household technology? Has Japan become so much more technically advanced than America, that the mere idea of ever catching up seems ludicrous? What about the French and Germans; does America have the educational system in place to keep ...

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for which all television signals could occupy. The FCC had no problem in selecting a frequency at the time, considering the limited amount of signal producing devices that were available to the public. Second, the amount of resolution that the television sets could receive had to be determined. The FCC based this decision on the amount of information that black and white signals transmitted. The amount of resolution that the FCC decided on was and still is 525 lines. These two decisions by the FCC were put into law in the 1950's and all broadcasters who wished to broadcast in the U.S. were required to send 525 lines of resolution on the designated bandwidth to every household across America. It should be noted that in the 1950's the only form of a signal that humankind had invented was called an analog signal (Huering and Pizzello 209).
In the 1950's, the mere idea of television and all of its capabilities was a miracle in itself. People across America couldn't ...

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that it had to be changed in order to meet the new requirements. Sadly, the FCC insisted that the bandwidth remain the same and ordered all manufactures of home television sets to only tune in to the FCC designated bandwidth (Sony Institute of Applied Video Technology 17).

The shock waves that the FCC's decision sent down the hallways of universities and institutions across America are still felt today. It seems that over the past forty years there has been a built in animosity between the engineers and politicians that work for the FCC and every other television engineer in America. Whenever an American television engineer came up with a plan or idea to make the television ...

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