[opendtv] Re: 5th gen receivers

Doug wrote:
> There is no spectrum space. A single HDTV program is all that
> will fit in one channel. Anything more than one other SDTV channel
> will ruin the HDTV quality.

Doug, think 720 / 24 or 60P.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doug McDonald" <mcdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2005 10:02 AM
Subject: [opendtv] Re: 5th gen receivers


> Craig Birkmaier wrote:
>
>> On the other hand, if broadcasters worked together to deliver a
>> multi-channel service like Freeview, with additional premium service
>> tiers,
>
>
> There is no spectrum space. A single HDTV program is all that
> will fit in one channel. Anything more than one other SDTV channel
> will ruin the HDTV quality.
>
> OTA digital is about HDTV, not multicasting. It's time to face that
> fact.
>
> The broadcasters need to get on the ball and get HDTV to everybody.
> We still, for example, still don't have CBS in HD, or PBS on at
> all, not to mention WB in HDTV. CBS is supposed to be a big
> network ... they should be leading the HDTV parade, not terribly
> lagging. They should say to the locals "go HDTV or else". In our
> market, I'm quite sure that the WB station would be delighted to
> fork over the bucks to put in the HD equipment if CBS went to them.
> They are already full power, and CBS is running 1/800 their
> allocated power.
>
> Doug McDonald
>
>
>
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