[opendtv] Re: Bob likes COFDM

Eory Frank-p22212 wrote:

>Tom Barry wrote:
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>>How many generations should LG/Zenith be allowed before we are 
>>allowed to start making fun of them?
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>Give them a break -- it takes hundreds of man-years and millions of R&D 
>dollars to invent & productize a completely new and unproven digital 
>modulation system, and then optimize it for a particular application like OTA 
>DTV. This is still pretty bleeding-edge technology, and it may take a few more 
>generations to get it right.
>
>In any case, I don't believe that "making fun of them" is the appropriate 
>response. Crying, screaming and hair-pulling, perhaps -- but there's nothing 
>particularly funny about this situation.
>
>-- Frank
>
Would you possibly agree that it would have been financially better even 
for LG if COFDM had been adopted in 2000? I mean they could possibly 
have sold many more HD displays with much higher profit margins if we 
had had COFDM these past five years.

Bob Miller
 
 
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