[opendtv] Re: Humax Ships $229 ATSC Set-Top Tuner

At our station, we limit the EIT/ETT tables to provide only 12 hours 
programming information at the moment. We have found that some boxes baulk 
when we hit 24 hours and beyond.

To date, we have only found boxes that respond to only about 12 hours 
anyway, so it will be refreshing to see a receiver which will display 
beyond 12 hours.

Does this receiver receive analog broadcasts as well? And if so, will it 
acquire the analog guide. We are inserting the program guide for our analog 
station related to its TSID and ensuring the TSID is on line 21 field two 
of our analog transmission and have yet to see a dual analog/DTV receiver 
work as prescribed. Incidently, the venerable RCA DCT-100 displays the 
analog program guide but only referencing the analog carrier frequency in 
PSIP to it and not the analog TSID.

And does the receiver display more of the program description in the ETT 
when transmitted? The ETT allows transmission of upwards of 2000 to 3000 
characters: the most I have seen in a set top box is about 200 characters 
before the ETT description is truncated.

Regards,

Terry Harvey

At 11:29 AM 4/2/2005, Mark A. Aitken (Webmail) wrote:

>I have yet to do field trials on this one, but I will say that these folks
>have done the best job yet on a 'real" and useful EPG based on PSIP. Full 2
>week by all station (with current program preview) program listing. Now, only
>if Broadcasters would do a respectful job of getting PSIP right!m ;-) I can
>not speak fully for other parts of the country (yet) but our Baltimore
>staitions have it right (as have our other stations AFAIK), and we are the
>only ones in this market! The CBS O&O has the wrong time (1 day of info 
>only),
>and everyone else has the DST set wrong!
>
>Nicely built box, good "feel", and good consumer interface.
>
>A real deal at less than $200 if it works in most environments. We'll see...
>
>Quoting John Golitsis <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>
> > Wow!  J&R Music World is selling this for $199!
> >
> > http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=4022597
> >
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> > From: "John Golitsis" <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> > > Humax Ships $229 ATSC Set-Top Tuner
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