[opendtv] Re: [oldvtrs] So Much for HDTV]

Actually, quite a few web sites enable you to customize individual web
pages.  Ever hear of iGoogle?  

John Willkie

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nombre de Manfredi, Albert E
Enviado el: Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:37 PM
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Asunto: [opendtv] Re: [oldvtrs] So Much for HDTV]

John Shutt wrote:

> Given the computational power available today to even the most
> lowly MPEG-2 decoder, some enterprising designer somewhere will
> create an MPEG 2 decoder that recognizes severe macroblocking
> and take steps to blend the edges of adjacent macroblocks to
> reduce the obvious sharp edges during those times.

That's been done already, at least in a first generation product, by
Algolith. And certainly, this sort of solution makes a lot of sense
*given that* we have MPEG-2 deployed now, all over the DTV world.

> As for the "Master Control in every home" concept, it sounds
> good but until 100% of your receivers are thusly equipped, it
> is absolutely useless. For an example, see the different audio
> options built into ATSC.
>
> The logo placement in the STB concept will only work in a walled
> garden environment such as Cable Boxes or DBS receivers, where
> the transmitter has full confidence in the compliance of all
> receiving devices. OTA broadcast? N.E.V.E.R.

I know that Craig likes to believe that DTV should be just like a
computer. But even Craig has to admit that when he goes to a web site,
he is not able to rearrange the way a particular web page looks. He
might be able to open multiple web sites simultaneously, and he might be
able to overlap them to varying degrees, but the web page designer
doesn't allow him to change the location of all of the onjects he, the
designer, incorporated into his web pages.

Why should TV be any different?

Bert
 
 
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