Do You Believe in Miracles? The History of HDTV

HD Ready TV

We are currently going through a second next-gen TV (r)evolution, from HDTV (2K) to UHD (4K) – and maybe even 8K. Much about this softer transition reminds me of the messy transition to HDTV back in the mid-1990s.

In 2003, I wrote a history of this first transition for the now-defunct DVD Etc. magazine. So, as a point of reference, and since it’s no longer available anywhere else, I’m republishing the story of the miracle that was the development of HDTV here.

Enjoy.

Read the History of HDTV here.

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