Chapter 12 includes many of my beliefs about the future. Of course HDTV is the next
step ahead for most people who have not already made the investment in a set. MPEG-4
and DVB-S2 seem to be some of the answers to where the required bandwidth for HDTV
distribution is to be found. Interlaced and progressive scanning as well as the choice
of resolution, are essential and are covered in this chapter. But what is in store
for the future? Sooner or later three dimensional (3DTV) is set to take off in one
form or another. This chapter contains several solutions to the 3DTV display problem.
Also described are other possible future developments for the television medium.
Chapter 12 contains 26 illustrations, 9 of which are in the color insert.