[opendtv] Re: 060423 Schubin's Sunday Stuff (Mark's Monday Memo)

  • From: Bob Miller <bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 09:55:19 -0400

What percent of the around 15% who depend on OTA are even buying DTV 
sets. Most of these folks are also going to be the last to know of, buy 
or even be able to afford a DTV. They are the ones who will be blind 
sided by the transition and be buying the subsidized converter boxes. 
They also are more likely to live in an apartment that will not allow or 
have a rooftop antenna that could help. And few of them will be buying a 
converter till the actual cut off is imminent or has just happened.

Bob Miller

Mark Schubin wrote:

>What makes you think people are using -- or even know about -- the 
>DTT-reception capability in their new TVs?
>John Golitsis wrote:
>>So I guess a good percentage of new TVs going out the door today have DTT 
>>recepetion capability.  Perhaps half?
>>Where are all the report of reception difficulties?  Were they not supposed 
>>to come flooding in at this point?
>>----- Original Message ----- 
>>From: "Mark Schubin" <tvmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>         - This week I've listed 221 ads for TVs 36-inch or larger.  Of 
>>>those, 192 (87%) have integrated DTT-reception capability.  As of July 1, 
>>>100% of those manufactured in or imported to the U.S. and equipped with 
>>>tuners were supposed to have integrated DTT-reception capability.  Most of 
>>>the 13% without DTT-reception capability are tunerless monitors that are 
>>>not in violation of the mandate.  I've also listed 85 ads for TVs between 
>>>25- and 35-inch.  Of those, 55 (65%) have integrated DTT-reception 
>>>capability.  As of July 1, 50% of those manufactured in or imported to the 
>>>U.S. and equipped with tuners were supposed to have integrated 
>>>DTT-reception capability.
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