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Dancin’ in the Digital Domain

Mitsubishi Digital Television Series

Remember when you used to get your school grades on a punch card? The great Digital Deity was lurking in the shadows even then. As pretty much everyone who uses a telephone knows, the world has been boiled down to a series of ones and zeros. And consumer electronics is certainly no exception.

The compact disc player was introduced in the U.S. in 1982, and that set the precedent for a whole new digital foundation: not just for music, but for video as well. Of course the opposite of digital in CE-Speak is Analog. Analog is derived from the term analogous, which loosely translated means kinda, sorta, but not really. An analog signal is simply a representation of the actual signal.

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