Detroit Public TV Digital Programming
Logo for CDS's HDTV feed, circa 2000
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:
Personal Experiences -- keep track of my personal experiences with HDTV in Detroit