[opendtv] Re: One Out of Every Four Sets Sold In 2004 Will Be An HDTV

Was there such a thing as a color STB?  Seems to me that rather inexpensive
(today) STBs take in DTV and output NTSC.  Nothing like that in the color
world (save the color wheel.)

John Willkie

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From: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Cliff Benham
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 8:47 AM
To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [opendtv] Re: One Out of Every Four Sets Sold In 2004 Will Be
An HDTV


History tends to repeat itself.

For the past 5 or so years I have read comment after comment=20
on this list about how very long it seems to be taking to make=20
the transition to DTV.

A good indication of how it's going can be had by looking at how=20
many "DTV" sets are being sold today and also looking back to see=20
what percentage of sets sold were color ten years after the FCC=20
approval of color.
What other means is there to gauge the present transition?=20

Why do you expect the adoption of DTV to take place "overnight"?

We know from past history that people don't care that much about =
television
picture quality so long as they can get the information they want.

The problem with today's situation is the poor CEA definition of what =
constitutes
a DTV set. It's pretty loose in that there's just the requirement of the
ability to "display" 480p or 1080i.

The reason they did this was to be able to inflate the statistics of the =
number of=20
"DTV" sets that have been "sold."=20
Another problem: They count sales to dealers,=20
not sales to consumers.=20

Misleading to say the least.

By this same (?)logic I can claim a VHF only set is actually a VHF/UHF =
set because=20
it is capable of receiving UHF broadcasts by adding a UHF converter,=20
the original "set top box"!

So I find it pretty rediculous that because it meets the CEA's technical =
definition=20
of being able to "deal with" and display 480p and 1080i, an early B&W Tv =
from 1949
can be called a "DTV" set.

The tail is really wagging the dog on this one.




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[mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of John Golitsis
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 11:11 AM
To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [opendtv] Re: One Out of Every Four Sets Sold In 2004 Will Be
An HDTV


And again I ask, why is the 10 year mark important to you when comparing =
against=20
the DTV transition which is isn't yet at the 8 year mark?

----- Original Message -----=20
From: "Cliff Benham" <cliff.benham@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

> So, again I ask, what percentage of sets sold in 1964, ten years after
> regular color programming began, were color sets?

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