[opendtv] Re: Visit at Best Buy

John:

I believe there will some who decide to purchase a new TV would like to know
whether they should buy a digital to another analog set.  If I was planning
to purchase a new set, I would most likely buy a digital STB just so I could
see what was available, then if I was convinced that I should buy a new
digital set, I would buy a monitor.  I could also buy a larger monitor
instead of a TV set with a fully integrated HDTV tuner.  One of the deciding
factors on screen size.  A 40" 4:3 TV set has a perceptively larger viewing
area than a 40" 16:9 wide-screen set.  A HDTV STB with a monitor is less
money than a HDTV television of the same size, that is why I think people
may buy the STB before they invest is a complete HDTV system.

Ralph

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-----Original Message-----
From: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of John Shutt
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 11:23 AM
To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [opendtv] Re: Visit at Best Buy

Ralph,

I see your point, but I think the heavy promotion of OTA digital will occur
near the end of the transition, when 5G STBs or their ilk are available
widely.  This type of promotion will consist of "if you wish to continue to
receive OTA programming after XXXX, you need to purchase a Digital Tuner."

Until then, only those who purchase an HD monitor will care about a digital
STB.  If a consumer currently receives only analog OTA on an NTSC monitor,
why would they even want to run out and buy an STB today?  Would you
recommend someone who does not own an HD monitor to go out and buy an STB
today?  Perhaps, if they wish to view the multicasts out there, but my
answer would be "not yet."

Regards,

John

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ralph P. Manfredo" <rmanfredo@xxxxxxxx>

> John:
>
> That is why would John Q. or Mary Q. Viewer spend money for a STB they 
> do not think they need unless they are told the digital programming is 
> on a different channel.

 
 
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