Defining Vision: How Broadcasters Lured the Government into Inciting a Revolution in Television, Updated and Expanded

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In this account of the political wrangling and technological breakthroughs that led to the creation of HDTV, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter “does for television...what Tracy Kidder did for computers” (Kirkus Reviews). Index.

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High-definition television (HDTV) will dramatically increase the quality of the display of traditional television as well as the much-anticipated set-top-box computer/television hybrids. And every major electronics company--and the U.S. and Japanese governments--is already imagining the unimaginably large financial rewards to be reaped by those lucky enough to have perfected the right gear at the right time: just about every piece of hardware in the television industry will be replaced or supplanted, from your television to the international broadcast infrastructure.

Brinkley's book introduces us to the major institutions and individuals from industry, government, and academia involved in this frantic race, and does an admirable job of untangling their labyrinthine relations. My only quibble with the book is that it should have included at least a few color photos of HDTV compared to regular TV. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the future of television technology--before it happens.

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New York Times correspondents Joel Brinkley and Steve Lohr have been covering the case since before the trial even began, down to its repercussions after it all was over. Steve Lohr has been a technology reporter at The New York Times since 1992. Previously, he was The New York Times bureau chief in Manila, a correspondent for the London bureau, and deputy editor of The Times business news department. Joel Brinkley is a Washington correspondent for The New York Times covering regulatory issues. Previously, he was The Times bureau chief in Jerusalem, and the White House Correspondent. A 1980 Pulitzer Prize winner for international reporting, Mr. Brinkley is also the author of The Circus Master s Mission and Defining Vision: The Battle for the Future of Television. Joel Brinkley lives in Washington, D.C. and Steve Lohr lives in New York City.

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