[opendtv] Re: Zenith/LG NOT announcing new STB's based upon 5'th gen chip

John wrote:
> To me at least, the most likely scenario is that another large set-top
> vendor wanted to use the chip, but didn't want the competition from the
> chip's maker, so a deal was struck keeping LG out of the set-top
> market.

I subscribe to Stephen Long's admonition that we "follow the
money" in all such matters where in, on the surface, a decision seems to
make little sense.
While your example might fit that criteria it simply doesn't seem strong 
enough
justification for Zenith/LG's actions. I also believe, that had they gained 
such a customer for the 5th Gen product, a press release would follow.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Golitsis" <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 10:31 AM
Subject: [opendtv] Re: Zenith/LG NOT announcing new STB's based upon 5'th
gen chip


> To me at least, the most likely scenario is that another large set-top
> vendor wanted to use the chip, but didn't want the competition from the
> chip's maker, so a deal was struck keeping LG out of the set-top
> market.
>
>
> On 13-Jan-05, at 1:20 PM, Dale Kelly wrote:
>
>> Unfortunately we did not learn what motivated this decision, one which
>> has
>> led to much diverse and interesting speculation.
>
>
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