[opendtv] Re: Huh?
- From: Bob Miller <bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 22:36:05 -0500
Manfredi, Albert E wrote: >Bob Miller wrote: > > > >>The living room will become the theater but most TV watching >>will be done on smaller devices. Trying to keep OTA >>broadcasting going in the US with 8-VSB with delivery only >>to the living room and HD in competition with cable, >>satellite, broadband and FIOS is doomed. >> >> > >Why do you keep saying this, when reports on the reception >capabilities of the new LG-based USB ATSC receivers tell otherwise? >Why should it be so difficult to build the ATSC receiver into a >lap-top PC, to look much like the German portable TVs/DVD players >Mark pointed out? > >Even if 8-VSB can't match COFDM in terms of ease of reception in >this specific application, in which COFDM is at its best, it >apparently works very well anyway. When NTSC goes off, I will bet >you that this type of portable will become available. Note that >in Germany, it's PAL shutoff that created the incentive. Those >portables are no match, cost-wise, for the analog cheapies they >replace. > >Bert > They are more than a match when you compare reception and what can be received. Few people bought portable PAL receivers, millions will buy portable COFDM receivers. In Europe free DVB-T will give DVB-H subscription services a very big headache IMO. I keep saying it because I have not seen any of the promised 8-VSB miracle stuff for going on seven years. And it is not hard to "build the ATSC receiver into a lap-top PC, to look much like the German portable TVs/DVD players" but it will be very hard to sell them IMO. There will be portable receivers in the US but they will be COFDM based and anyone with the temerity to build an 8-VSB one will have it compared to the COFDM ones to their disadvantage. I sure wouldn't do it are you planning on getting into the mobile/portable ATSC business? Bob Miller ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.
- [opendtv] Re: Huh?
- From: Manfredi, Albert E
- [opendtv] Re: Huh?