[opendtv] Re: Digital TV: Brazil to Adopt Anything But the American System

I too have a Panasonic HDTV with a Dish Tuner, but with a Silver Surfer 
(is that the right name?) antenna stuck in a corner of the room for the 
local networks, plugged into the Dish box. Works great, although I just 
vaguely pointed it towards Austin's antenna farm. Your friend is missing 
some great HDTV that a $40 antenna would give him.
bp

Um, I've decided to resurface after being dark for a few years - got a 
new business plan for an HD HMD, so I'm busy getting it going.



John Shutt wrote:

>Last Sunday I was invited by my next door neighbor to watch the Super Bowl 
>on his Panasonic rear projection HDTV.  He subscribed to Dish HD and 
>local-into-local.  The entire system was set up by a Dish subcontractor, 
>including the two dishes required to receive all of the various services he 
>subscribed to.
>
>We watched the entire Super Bowl in 4:3 SD pillar box because my neighbor 
>did not have an off air antenna, and didn't understand that Dish 
>local-into-local for our market was 4:3 SD only.
>
>The local ABC affiliate (my former employer) still enjoyed the added 
>eyeballs of my neighbor and his invited guests added to their Nielson 
>rating, but we didn't enjoy the HD that the local affiliate was providing 
>because of consumer confusion.  After explaining the need for an off air 
>antenna in order to receive network HD in our market, my neighbor said it 
>wasn't worth the hassle because most of the HD he watched was sports and 
>movies, which were off of the dish anyway.Where is Broadcasting's advantage 
>there?
>
>I would wager that 9 out of 10 HDTV sets in the US of A are tethered to 
>either a DBS or Cable system.  The advantage that a broadcaster has over DBS 
>or Cable is the ability to reach receivers without the need for a tether to 
>the wall.  ATSC is simply another tether to the wall, leading to the rooftop 
>antenna instead of a satellite dish or cable head end, but still a tether.
>
>Imagine how successful FM radio would be if you could only receive it with a 
>fixed rooftop antenna.
>
>John
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "John Willkie" <johnwillkie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 11:05 PM
>Subject: [opendtv] Re: Digital TV: Brazil to Adopt Anything But the American 
>System
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>>You guys just enjoy your daisy-chains, don't you?  Pardon the intrusion of 
>>an adult.
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