[opendtv] Re: News: No End in Sight to Supply of Cheap TV's

There's an idea: backlit keyboards.

John Willkie
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Allen Le Roy Limberg" <allimberg@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 11:24 AM
Subject: [opendtv] Re: News: No End in Sight to Supply of Cheap TV's


> Typed A 54 instead of A 53.  Problem with room not being lighted.
>
> Al
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "John Willkie" <JohnWillkie@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 1:10 PM
> Subject: [opendtv] Re: News: No End in Sight to Supply of Cheap TV's
>
>
> > I suspect you meant to cite a different document than A/54 , Al, since
> > that's a guide to the specification, not the specification itself, and
> > "HDTV" is not mandated in any ATSC document.
> >
> > John Willkie
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Allen Le Roy Limberg" <allimberg@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 7:34 AM
> > Subject: [opendtv] Re: News: No End in Sight to Supply of Cheap TV's
> >
> >
> > > The digital TV receiver must receive ATSC A-54  "HDTV" so the error
> > > correction decoding works properly.  The digital filtering for channel
> > > equalization is prior to trellis decoding, de-interleaving and R-S
> > decoding.
> > > So there is no possibility of a SD front-end different than that for
> HDTV.
> > > The choice between SD and HD presentation is a display option, not a
> > > front-end option.
> > >
> > > U.S. patent No. 6,396,542 issued 28 May 2002 to Dr. C. B. Patel and
> titled
> > > "TV RECEIVER HAVING KINESCOPE WITH 16:9 ASPECT RATIO SCREEN AND DOT
> PITCH
> > > FOR 480 LINES PER FRAME RESOLUTION" describes SD portable receiver
> > > construction.  Interlace saves a lot of deflection power in a CRT, a
> fact
> > > often overlooked in this forum.
> > >
> > > Al Limberg
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > > To: "OpenDTV (E-mail)" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 12:17 PM
> > > Subject: [opendtv] Re: News: No End in Sight to Supply of Cheap TV's
> > >
> > >
> > > > Craig Birkmaier wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > The following NYTimes article has an interesting
> > > > > conclusion regarding small TV displays and HDTV...
> > > >
> > > > I think the premise that the digital tuner is
> > > > meant primarily for HDTV is what's wrong. Digital
> > > > is the next general purpose TV standard, which
> > > > includes, but is not exclusively for, HDTV.
> > > >
> > > > Just as FM radio back in 1948 was to accommodate
> > > > hifi audio, as well as cheaper radios. My father
> > > > bought a Zenith tabletop radio with FM in 1948
> > > > that was certainly not hifi. So this concept was
> > > > already well understood that long ago.
> > > >
> > > > Quoting from the NYT article,
> > > >
> > > > > The low end of the television market will be
> > > > > shaken again as the government phases in a
> > > > > requirement that all new sets have tuners that
> > > > > can receive digital broadcasts. All sets over 13
> > > > > inches will need digital tuners by 2007. This
> > > > > digital tuner, mainly meant for high-definition
> > > > > televisions, will add several hundred dollars in
> > > > > cost, at least at first, to sets so small that
> > > > > they cannot display high-definition signals
> > > > > effectively. Still, manufacturers like TCL are
> > > > > expecting a new market to emerge in small digital
> > > > > sets.
> > > >
> > > > If there's anything interesting about how these
> > > > tuners are evolving, it is that the emergence of
> > > > SD-output decimating tuners has not yet
> > > > materialized. There's no reason to go in assuming
> > > > that any DTT tuner *must* provide HD outputs, and
> > > > yet the economics of building SD output front ends
> > > > may never make much sense. Or perhaps they will get
> > > > built for smaller sets, without any fanfare. Time
> > > > will tell.
> > > >
> > > >
> >
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/04/business/worldbusiness/04tele.html?oref=
> > > > =3Dlogin&th
> > > >
> > > > Bert
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
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