[opendtv] Re: 20050509 Mark's Monday Memo

  • From: "John Willkie" <JohnWillkie@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 17:37:39 -0700

NTSC never performed as well as PAL.  PAL never produced pictures half as
good as SECAM.  So bloody what?

John Willkie
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2005 7:43 AM
Subject: [opendtv] Re: 20050509 Mark's Monday Memo


> 8-VSB will never perform as well as COFDM.  Never.  Likewise, ATSC will
> never perform as well as DVB.
>
> Our only hope is to have 8-VSB become "good enough."  Most viewers will
> never know or care that they could have had much better.  Apparently most
> broadcast executives will never know or care, either.
>
> Broadcasters could have mobile.  Broadcasters could have portable.
> Broadcasters could have had ancillary data to mobile and portable devices.
> Broadcasters could have had a range of robustness/bitrate choices.
>
> The mantra of "8-VSB is an easy fix" drowned out the cries of "so what? It
> still doesn't do everything else that DVB-T and COFDM can."
>
> www.viacel.com/bob.wmv for a taste of what we could have had as early as
> Christmas 2000.
>
> John
>
> (Sorry to beat the COFDM drum again, but yesterday I was out making viewer
> complaint calls and got mad all over again at how poor 8-VSB performs.)
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bob Miller" <bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
>
>
> > Most consumers would be happy with the latest tested receiver.
> >
> > Most would accept the problems associated with it as just the
> > continuation of the NTSC experience. If they get enough OTA channels
> > they would feel lucky and if they didn't get some or if they had
> > interference on some they would learn to live with it just like NTSC. if
> > the price of a converter or STB is low enough some will buy them. Some
> > will complain. Congress will say "its better than NTSC". In some ways it
> > is. Bit no
> >
> > That is the problem IMO. JUST LIKE NTSC.
>
>
>
>
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