HDTV Display Technologies

Standard HDTV Abbreviations
DCR: Digital Cable Ready
DLP: Digital Light Processing
DTV: Digital TV
DVR: Digital Video Recorder
EDTV: Enhanced Definition TV [480p wide-screen (16:9) or traditional (4:3) format]
EPG: Electronic Program Guide
HD: High Definition [Refers only to digital reception or play-back]
HDMI: High Definition Multimedia Interface
HDTV: High Definition TV [Digital transmission]
IDTV: Integrated Digital Televisions
LCD: Liquid Crystal Display
LCoS: Liquid Crystal on Silicon
OLED: Organic light-emitting diode
OTA: Over-the-Air [broadcast not satellite]
Plasma a term
SDTV: Standard Definition TV [Digital or Analog basic level of quality and resolution]
SED: Surface-conduction Electron-emitter Display
TV: Television [Analog or Digital]
UHF: Ultra High Frequency
VHF: Very High Frequency
Loop Antenna; UHF Antenna [indoor]
Rabbit-Ears Antenna; VHF Antenna [indoor]
Bow-tie Antenna; UHF Antenna

Terms used with High Definition Television, HDTV.
Engineering Acronyms. Computer Monitors and Display Manufacturers
Digital Stations / Frequency Allocations

The graphic is an HDTV rear panel showing 4 HDMI connections.
Along with 3 sets of analog audio lines and a PC VGA connection.

HDTV Rear Panel

HD Acronyms

The common abbreviations.
Many other acronyms are possible.
The ones in general usage are listed.
Any phrase can be made into an acronym.

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