Active format descriptor

Gargano, Anthony R.
September 2008
Broadcast Engineering;Sep2008, Vol. 50 Issue 9, p124
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the significance of active format descriptor (AFD) standardized codes. As stated by most consumer manufacturers of set-top boxes and receivers, AFD is also an effective tool for broadcasters. AFD communicates to appropriately enabled set-top boxes and receivers and lets them recognize how to display the attached content. Moreover, AFD offers signaling controls for active picture information.


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