Any television technology that provides audio and video quality or enhances the current NTSC system. At first, ATV meant HDTV, but now the definition includes digital television service as well as other digital services.
Advanced Television was the FCC's term for the range of new television transmission technologies (including HDTV) considered for establishment in this country, but the acronym has been superseded by DTV (digital television).
Advanced television. TV with significantly better video and audio than standard TV. Sometimes used interchangeably with HDTV, but more accurately encompasses any improved television system, including those beyond HDTV. Also sometimes used interchangeably with the final recommended standard of the ATSC, which is more correctly called DTV.
Advanced Television. The new digital-video spectrum assigned to handle HDTV and standard-resolution formats. The space allocated for one HDTV signal can also be used to handle several standard-resolution programs.
ATV (Peruvian Network) or Andina RadiodifusiÃ³n y Television shortly known as ATV, is a Peruvian television network founded in 1969, after unsuccessful attempt on early 1970s and after the political turmoil in Peru the station was closed. A second revival took place in 1984 and since then the station quickly gained Peruvian audience popularity by showing foreign films and broadcasting dramas, usually from Brazil. Until 1991 the station was known as Canal 9 (Channel 9), after its Lima, Peru VHF frequency which still retains.
All Terrain Vehicle. Any motorized vehicle designed for or capable of cross-country travel on or immediately over land, water, sand, snow, ice, marsh, swampland, or other terrain. synonym: Off-road Vehicle
Automated Transfer Vehicle. An unmanned space transporter. The ATV will go into space aboard an Ariane 5 launcher, and then automatically dock with the ISS international space station. The ATV is a single-use vehicle designed to re-provision the ISS and apply orbital corrections to the space station, with thrust from its on-board rocket motor. Supply flights are planned every 18 months starting in 2005. The ATV is a major contribution by the European Space Agency to the ISS project, and the structural system from Contraves Space is a key component thereof.
Adjustable Travel Volume. ATV allows you to preset the maximum travel of a servo to either side from its neutral position. Such settings help tailor control action to suit your flying or driving style.