[opendtv] Re: Latest 5th Gen

Manfredi, Albert E wrote:
 > On the other hand, there's nothing quite as
 > aggravating as petulant, whiny children. We aren't
 > getting DVB-T, okay? Get over it.

This often seems to be the response when someone criticizes ATSC.  But 
ATSC continues be be vulnerable to criticism because the repeated 
promises for improvement continue to be broken.

It is of course somewhat offensive to be called a whiny child.  And is 
possibly somewhat stuffy to make such authoritative statements about an 
uncertain future.  Not a good debating technique but maybe at least a 
way to bring uncomfortable topics to an embarrassed silence.

At least you didn't print in all caps.  ;-)

- Tom
> John Shutt wrote:
> 
> 
>>But they're not.  Why not?  Because they know how
>>difficult (read: expensive) it is to build an ATSC
>>box that actually is plug and play.
> 
> 
> I thought LG claimed $50 by 2006, with date certain.
> Your reason can't be right.
> 
> I speculate instead that they simply want to minimize
> risk by having Congress set a date certain for analog
> shutoff. And that the same would have happened with
> DVB-T boxes if they had first been introduced in one
> of the Euro countries where OTA TV languishes.
> 
> Either that, or a conspiracy of pay-TV providers got
> to them.
> 
> 
>>It's disgusting that it comes down to someone like
>>Bert arguing for ATSC when he hasn't even tried one
>>yet.
> 
> 
> On the other hand, there's nothing quite as
> aggravating as petulant, whiny children. We aren't
> getting DVB-T, okay? Get over it.
> 
> Bert
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