[opendtv] Re: News: The Real Fight Over Fake News

I can' speak to "the majority of cable programming", but I believe the 
statement is incorrect.

What is gained -- at least in the case I'm most recently familiar with -- is 
the clear QAM receiver permits analog customers on Cox Cable San Diego (their 
largest system) to get many DIGITAL channels, all local channels, and one 
channel of HBO for NO additional cost.

Did I highlight that?  HBO in the clear?  I think there's a good case for 
encrypting the Hallmark Channel and other mini-pays, but to not encrypt all 
channels of HBO is something that I have no doubt violates the HBO contract 
with Cox.

Assume nothing.

John Willkie

-----Original Message-----
>From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Jun 6, 2008 6:53 AM
>To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [opendtv] Re: News: The Real Fight Over Fake News
>
>At 9:46 PM -0400 6/5/08, Tom Barry wrote:
>>Sorry, I can't quote any numbers or hard facts, only my own opinion 
>>picked up from hanging out on AVS and from shopping for a low end 
>>LCD when my projector bulb popped a few months ago.
>>
>>But I can say that, at the low end, both Target's Olevia and 
>>Walmart's Vizio newer models all seem to support clear QAM.  I ended 
>>up with a Vizio and can say it has no problems with it on Cox.  And 
>>I think Vizio is now something like the 2nd best selling LCD brand 
>>now.
>>
>>Until the sparsity of 'hard facts' is corrected I'm going to stick 
>>with my previous opinion that clear QAM support will become an 
>>expected option in most sets going forward.  And I also think 
>>true2way has some momentum building.
>>
>>- Tom
>
>While clear QAM support may exist in many new receivers, what is it good for?
>
>Apparently you can see some broadcast re-transmissions, but 
>presumably you could get them with an antenna. It is my understanding 
>that virtually all digital cable content is encrypted...
>
>Is this what most people are finding?
>
>Regards
>Craig
> 
> 
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