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High-definition television (HDTV) and digital television (DTV) are the waves of the future, and they have arrived in Detroit.  I have been watching DTV and HDTV broadcasts in Detroit since November 1999, making me one of the early adopters in the area.

Right now, all eight Detroit-area stations are broadcasting in digital.  The Canadian TV stations in the area will also be moving to digital, though at a slower timetable than the U.S. stations.

HDTV provides a vastly clearer image than standard NTSC television, as well as a widescreen image closer to that found in movie theaters.  You can see HDTV for yourself at an electronics store near you (Best Buy, Circuit City, Walter's, etc.).

Detroit HDTV FAQ (updated November 2008) -- answers to questions like these:

  • What is HDTV?
  • Who's broadcasting HDTV in Detroit?
  • Where can I see or buy HDTV?
  • What can I see on HDTV?
  • What equipment do I need?
  • Can I record HDTV with a VCR?
  • Can I receive HDTV via cable?
  • What about digital cable?
  • Where can I learn more about HDTV and DTV?

Personal Experiences -- keep track of my personal experiences with HDTV in Detroit

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Last Revised11/09/08
Written by Roger Reini
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