[opendtv] Re: Well, well, well; five years to match 1999 COFDM indoor antenna performance

bulls**t.  COFDM will flourish as a modulation scheme, sure.  It's already
being used in marginal broadcast purposes like providing reception
assistance to satellite operations.  It's being used in microwave equipment.

As for consumer-level gear, in the U.S. at least, you have to overcome the
ATSC hegemony, just like SACD's have to overcome the CD hegemony.  You
also -- I suspect you have finally realized this -- have to partner with
broadcasters, since they hold AT LEAST half of the bits that your system
will ultimately use.

I'm adding "DVB features" as I speak to my PSIP generator system.  Not DVB
per-se, but features compatible with DVB service.  Not a single prospect has
ever expressed the merest desire in this feature set.

John Willkie

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Cliff Benham wrote:

>Dermot, everything you write about COFDM may as well be about cars=20
>that come equipped only with Right Hand Drive;
>
>Useless in the U.S. unless you are delivering mail for the post office.
>
>
>
Simply untrue. COFDM will flourish in the US, DVB-H and DVB-T.
Ironically the improvement in 8-VSB receivers will facilitate this.

Bob Miller


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