# [opendtv] Re: Did I get this one right?

*From*: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>*To*: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx*Date*: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 09:44:20 -0400

NOT speaking for Tom here... At 6:52 PM -0700 10/18/07, John Willkie wrote:

If the shoe fits ... So: 1. Rather than complaining about the loaner channel, please provide your preferred way of dealing with the transition

`Actually I have never complained about the loaner channels. But`

`broadcasters have...`

`But If I were to have had the ability to guide this process I`

`probably would have set a hard date for the cut-over and done it on a`

`region by region basis over a period of months, and I would have`

`worked with the CE vendors to develop highly capable STBs for the new`

`broadcast service that would have been available in quantity for at`

`least six months prior to the cut-over (during this period there`

`would have been limited DTV broadcasts to test the new`

`infrastructure. I would NOT have encouraged the development of`

`integrated receivers, instead focusing on a standard monitor`

`interface for the STBs from competitive service providers.`

2. Please explain why you think that this loaner channel has prevented the development of working white space devices.

`I suspect that Tom was simply talking about the scam to protect the`

`spectrum from the mid '80s to date.`

3. Please explain why you think that these white space devices will work on broadcast (2-51, within 18 or so months) and non-broadcast channels

`They can easily work now, as they have been for decades (wireless`

`mics, hospital monitoring equipment, etc.). There is nothing magic`

`about using the white spaces. It is quite easy to do so without`

`interference into analog and DTV broadcasts. I am growing tired of`

`the FUD, from the broadcasters and from you John.`

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**Follow-Ups**:**[opendtv] Re: Did I get this one right?***From:*John Willkie

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