[opendtv] Re: New transition web site

Tom, Tom, Tom;

Aren't you tired of playing this old violin? 

Let's look backwards.  Since the 1996 Act was passed have you ever heard of
broadcasters trying to move the deadline back?  (I'll concede that some
broadcasters 'wanted' a three year extension, but knew they wouldn't get
that.)

Since the extension passed, have you ever heard of any broadcasters unhappy
with the deadline?

Since the extension passed, have you noticed that broadcasters are getting
serious about making money with their digital transmitters?

For my part, in over a year, the only thing I've heard about the transition
had to do with the boxes and the subsidy for them, and this came from the
'proverty-pimpers' and their amen chorus among Democrats.

The box subsidy themselves is a canard.  Anybody who buys a tv in the next
two years will get an 8-VSB tuner, and it's been the case for tvs larger
than 13 inches for some time.

John Willkie

> -----Original Message-----
> From: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On Behalf Of Tom Barry
> Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 9:55 AM
> To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [opendtv] Re: New transition web site
> 
> Mark -
> 
> Can you predict whether the broadcasters are going to lobby for another
> delay?  Or will they be happy enough to just finish the transition and
> be done with it in 2009?
> 
> - Tom
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Mark Aitken (Work @ Home) wrote:
> > CRAP, CRAP, CRAP...nothing but CRAP. COFDM was about ensuring that our
> > emitted signals could be recepted! It was about more than one business
> > model! It was about remaining competitive. (We were quite willing to
> > take existing planning factors BTW!)
> >
> > Who has been continuing to drive ATSC? Sinclair (among a few others..)!
> >
> > Bert, it was NEVER about delay, quite the opposite.
> >
> > Mark
> > the one who is increasingly coming to know that most of what people
> > think they know about "THE TRANSITION" is CRAP
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Albert Manfredi"
> > <bert22306@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Friday, March 02, 2007 9:34 PM
> > Subject: [opendtv] Re: New transition web site
> >
> >
> >> Bob Miller wrote:
> >>
> >>> A lot of members of the NAB would have been for a switch
> >>> if it had not been for their abject fear of Congress. ABC,
> >>> NBC, Pappas, Sinclair and others would all have voted for
> >>> COFDM if Dingell and others were not threatening them
> >>> with loss of spectrum and licenses saying that the bid for
> >>> COFDM was a delaying tactic.
> >>
> >>
> >> Judging from what's been happening since 2002, saying that the switch
> >> to COFDM was just a delaying tactic sounds ever more plausible.
> >> Depending who was doing the asking. Clearly, the industry as a whole
> >> seems to be dragging their feet any way they can, when it comes to
> >> FOTA TV. Whether that was to spend another couple of years redoing the
> >> planning factors for COFDM, or whether that was keeping the ATSC
> >> innovations strictly hidden away from consumers.
> >>
> >> Bert
> >>
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