March 14th, 2001


Wednesday, 14 March 2001
Greenstreets at
Cedar Falls Holiday Inn


Digital TV Technology

Speaker:Bill Hayes, Director of Engineering and Technology at Iowa Public Television (IPTV) in Johnston, IA.
Program Chair:Chuck Angel
Time:Social period: 6:00 P.M. Dinner: 6:30 P.M. at Greenstreets Restaurant, 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls.
Program:Digital television (DTV) makes high definition television (HDTV) possible. HDTV provides CD-quality sound plus a more detailed and crystal clear image; in fact the image clarity can be five times that displayed on today's standard definition TV sets. The viewing experience is enhanced by the wide screen presentation that is similar to a motion picture screen.

Digital Television also allows more channels and services to be available. Several standard definition channels can be broadcast where only one can be broadcast today. This way, specialty channels can meet the educational and entertainment needs of diverse audiences.

Bill will provide an overview of the history, technology, politics, and timelines that are advancing both Iowa Public Television( and Digital Television Technology.

Price:$11.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent.)
Reservations:Telephone Nico De Jong (319)268-1234, by noon on Tuesday, March 13th, 2001. Leave message on answering machine. Guests are welcome if they make a reservation. Please state if special dinner preparations are necessary.

Dues:2000-2001 Dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Gordon Licht, 2330 Ivy Ave., Waverly, IA 50677 or may be paid at the meeting. If your mailing label shows "S01", you are paid up through September 2001.