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ZENITH-AT&T DIGITAL HDTV SYSTEM BEGINS ATTC TESTING

 ZENITH-AT&T DIGITAL HDTV SYSTEM BEGINS ATTC TESTING
 ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The all-digital high-


definition television system developed by Zenith Electronics Corp. and AT&T began testing this week at the Advanced Television Test Center here. The Zenith-AT&T Digital Spectrum Compatible HDTV system is the third of five HDTV systems to undergo the eight-week battery of tests.
 Results of the tests will go to the FCC Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Services, which is expected to recommend a system to the Federal Communications Commission. Following field tests of the recommended system, the FCC is expected to adopt the new broadcast standard in 1993.
 "We've been preparing the system for a long time and now we're ready," said Wayne C. Luplow, Zenith's division vice president of research and development, advanced television systems. "The Zenith AT&T engineering team has worked to get peak performance from our system. We're very optimistic about the tests."
 According to Arun Netravali, AT&T Bell Labs research director and HDTV project manager, a critical element of the system's ability to produce superb pictures is its powerful video compression algorithm. "We're convinced the Zenith-AT&T system delivers the best HDTV pictures," he said.
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 /CONTACT: John Taylor of Zenith, 708-391-8181; or Bob Ford of AT&T Bell Labs, 201-564-4260; or Mary Lou Ambrus of AT&T Microelectronics, 908-771-2825/
 (ZE T) CO: Zenith Electronics Corp.; AT&T ST: Illinois, New Jersey IN: CPR SU: SB -- NY074 -- 7510 03/12/92 15:57 EST
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