[opendtv] Re: 20050524 Twang's Tuesday Tribune (Mark's Monday Memo)

  • From: shlampen@xxxxxxx
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2005 00:24:49 -0400

URL's added below.  Are you interested in other shows besides these?
 
Steve Lampen
Belden Cable
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Schubin <tvmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sun, 29 May 2005 11:24:31 -0400
Subject: [opendtv] Re: 20050524 Twang's Tuesday Tribune (Mark's Monday Memo)

Got URLs?

TTFN,
Mark


shlampen@xxxxxxx wrote:

>Mark-
> 
>There are a few tradeshows you should probably include at the end.
> 
>The Iowa Public Television DTV Symposium, October 4-6, DesMoines IA 
www.iptv.org/dtv/2005/#start
> 
>The AES, Javitz NYC, October 7-10
www.aes.org/events/119
> 
>The Broadcaster's Clinic, Madison WI, October 11-13
www.wi-broadcasters.org

> 
>The Broadcaster's Expo (and National SBE Meeting), Grapevine TX, October 19-20

www.bee2005.org
> 
>BosCon, Boston MA, October 25-26
www.bos-con.com
> 
>I will be a busy little boy in October!!
> 
>Steve Lampen
>Belden Cable
> 
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mark Schubin <tvmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: tvmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Sent: Tue, 24 May 2005 22:34:01 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
>Subject: [opendtv] 20050524 Twang's Tuesday Tribune (Mark's Monday Memo)
>
>
>     Here are some very efficient (low-administrative-cost) relief 
organizations 
>(all have four-star ratings from CharityNavigator.org):
><http://www.americares.org/>
><http://www.redcross.org/donate/donate.html>
><http://www.directrelief.org/index.html>
><http://www.hopeww.org/>
><http://www.mercycorps.org/splash/>
>
>
>- Follow-ups:
>
>     - Cable vs. Telco - USA Today has coverage:
><http://www.usatoday.com/money/media/2005-05-22-telco-tv-cover-usat_x.htm>
>
>     - Blu-ray and HD DVD - Kunio Nakamura, president of Matsushita, says the 
>talks are dead, according to Electronic Engineering Times:
><http://www.eet.com/news/latest/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=163105945>
>
>     - The "hard-date" bill - 
>          - Many news organizations seems to have gotten a draft copy prepared 
>by the House Commerce Committee staff.  I didn't.  But here's what they report 
>is in it:
>               - There will be a hearing on Thursday at 11:30 am in 2322 
Rayburn 
>House Office Building.
>               - The analog cut-off date would be December 31, 2008.
>               - There is no multicast or full-stream must-carry, but there is 
>digital must-carry (without degradation) for must-carry stations.  Analog 
>conversion and carriage would be optional.  One source reports a sunset of the 
>must-carry in mid-2013.
>               - There was no agreement on a subsidy, so it's not in the draft.
>               - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) would have to 
> make 

>final channel assignments by the end of 2006, and appeals would have to be 
>finished seven months later.
>               - The auction of the analog spectrum would take place April 1, 
>2008.
>               - All sets 13-inch and larger would require DTT-reception 
>circuitry as of July 1, 2006, a year early.
>               - Within 45 days of the legislation becoming final, TVs would 
>have to carry warning labels if they lack DTT-reception circuitry.  In the 
>second half of 2008, broadcasters would also have to air announcements of 
>impending doom for analog-set owners.  Cable & satellite operators would have 
to 
>put stuff in their monthly bills.
>          - Here are some URLs:
>               - Broadcasting & Cable -- a paid subscription is required for 
the 
>full story: 
><http://tinyurl.com/bar9f>
><http://tinyurl.com/dqjm8>
>               - Reuters:
><http://tinyurl.com/ck67b>
>               - Multichannel News:
><http://tinyurl.com/cjfxa>
>               - MediaWeek:
><http://tinyurl.com/9hxge>
>               - Others:
><http://www.tvweek.com/news.cms?newsId=7872>
><http://www.eet.com/news/latest/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=163700309>
><http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7957542/>
><http://www.twice.com/article/CA603506?display=Breaking+News>
>          - Thirteen legislators from states with significant translator use 
>asked that there be a more gradual schedule for translators, according to 
>Broadcasting & Cable.  The full story requires a paid subscription:
><http://tinyurl.com/dbf4t>
>          - Here's a story on the stalled talks about a subsidy:
><http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=776719&page=2>
>          - In a bizarre move, Senate Commerce Committee head Ted Stevens 
> wants 

>to force manufacturers to provide set-top boxes with analog sets.  "I don't 
know 
>why these foreign manufacturers shouldn't shift over to digital, and if they 
>don't, they should give us a box":
><http://www.tvweek.com/news.cms?newsId=7883>
>          - The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) released the copy 
> of 

>an ad regarding a hard analog cut-off.  "Don't give over 20 million American 
>homes a snow job."  "Congress needs to make sure that the people across 
>America 

>who rely on the 73 million analog television sets not hooked up to cable or 
>satellite aren't given a snow job by electronics manufacturers":
><http://www.tvweek.com/news.cms?newsId=7869>
>
>     - July 1 - 
>          - This week I've listed 116 advertised TVs 36-inch or larger.  Of 
>those, 34 (29%) have integrated DTT-reception capability.  
>          - See also the ads section for inexpensive non-integrated sets that 
>are HD and/or widescreen.
>       - TV sets that required DTT-reception circuitry starting 2004:
>         - RCA 36E20 36-inch TV @ Broadway $259
>         - Sony 36S45 36-inch TV @ Universal $319
>         - Sony Wega 36-inch TV @ Royal $549
>         - Sony Wega 36FS10 36-inch TV @ Universal $519
>         - Sony Wega 36fs100 36-inch TV @ Broadway $589
>         - Sony Wega 36sf100 36-inch TV @ Universal $549
>         - Toshiba 36455 36-inch TV w/stand @ Center City $289
>         - Toshiba 36E60 36-inch TV @ Broadway $269
>         - Toshiba 36E60 36-inch TV @ CEW $269
>         - Toshiba 36E60 36-inch TV @ Royal $298
>         - Toshiba 36H45 36-inch TV @ Universal $279
>         - RCA ZA46 46-inch projection TV @ Royal $397
>         - RCA 50929 50-inch projection TV @ Center City $399 DV SS
>         - Toshiba 50-inch projection TV @ Broadway $469
>         - Toshiba 50-inch projection TV @ CEW $449
>         - Toshiba 50A60 50-inch projection TV @ Royal $428
>         - Zenith ZA50 50-inch projection TV @ Universal $409 DV
>         - Sony 53-inch projection TV @ Broadway $549
>         - Sony 53-inch projection TV @ CEW $498
>         - Sony 53S65 53-inch projection TV @ Center City $498 DV SS
>         - Sony 53S65 53-inch projection TV @ Royal $498
>         - Sony 53S65 53-inch projection TV @ Universal $519
>         - Zenith 53-inch projection TV @ CEW $449
>         - RCA 61-inch projection TV @ CEW $649
>         - Sony 61-inch projection TV @ Broadway $699
>         - Sony 61-inch projection TV @ CEW $749
>         - Sony 61S75 61-inch projection TV @ Center City $589 DV SS
>         - Sony 61S75 61-inch projection TV @ Royal $598
>         - Sony 61S75 61-inch projection TV @ Universal $624 DV
>         - Toshiba 61H60 61-inch projection TV @ Center City $614 DV SS
>         - Toshiba 61H60 61-inch projection TV @ Royal $618
>         - Zenith 61-inch projection TV @ Broadway $599
>         - RCA 65-inch projection TV @ Broadway $789
>         - Samsung 65-inch projection TV @ CEW $849
>         - Sony 65-inch projection TV @ Broadway $899
>         - Sony 65S65 65-inch projection TV @ Royal $739
>         - Sony 65S75 65-inch projection TV @ Universal $769
>         - Sony 65V75 65-inch projection TV @ Center City $729 DV SS
>         - Toshiba 65H65 65-inch projection TV @ Universal $689
>         DV - price includes DVD player
>         SS - price includes surround-sound system
>       - TV sets that would require DTT-reception circuitry starting 2005:
>         - RCA 25-inch TV @ Royal $98
>         - Sony 27S45 27-inch TV @ Broadway $159
>         - Sony 27S45 27-inch TV @ Center City $139
>         - Sony 27S45 27-inch TV @ CEW $159
>         - Sony 27S45 27-inch TV @ Royal $144
>         - Sony 27S45 27-inch TV @ Universal $159
>         - Sony Wega 27FS10 27-inch TV @ Royal $229
>         - Sony Wega 27FS10 27-inch TV @ Universal $239
>         - Sony Wega 27fs100 27-inch TV @ Broadway $239
>         - Sony Wega 27sf100 27-inch TV @ CEW $219
>         - Toshiba 27H45 27-inch TV @ Universal $139
>         - Toshiba 27H50 27-inch TV @ Center City $129
>         - Toshiba 27H50 27-inch TV @ Royal $139
>         - Zenith 32Z30 32-inch TV @ Broadway $169
>       - Devices that would require DTT-reception circuitry in 2007:
>         - "Famous Brand" 13-inch TV @ Broadway $49
>         - "Famous Brand" 13-inch TV @ CEW $49
>         - "Famous Brand" 13-inch TV @ Universal $49
>         - "Famous Maker" 13-inch TV @ Royal $58
>         - Mystery brand 13-inch TV @ Circuit City $59.99
>         - "Famous Brand" 19-inch TV @ Broadway $69
>         - "Famous Brand" 19-inch TV @ CEW $69
>         - "Famous Brand" 19-inch TV @ Universal $65
>         - "Famous Maker" 19-inch TV @ Royal $78
>         - Toshiba 19A24/25 19-inch TV @ Best Buy $104.99
>         - Philips 20PT6441/37 20-inch flat-screen TV @ Sears $169.99 
>         - "Famous Brand" VCR @ Royal $29.99
>         - "Famous Maker" VCR @ Universal $29.98
>         - Samsung DVDV4600A DVD/VCR combo @ Sears $99.88
>         - Toshiba SD-V393 DVD/VCR combo @ Best Buy $99.99
>         - GoVideo R6640 DVD+R/RW recorder @ P.C. Richard $148.97
>         - GoVideo R6740 DVD+R/RW recorder @ J&R $169.99
>         - GoVideo VR1940 VCR/DVD+R/RW recorder combo @ P.C. Richard $199.97
>         - Humax DRT800 TiVo/DVD recorder @ J&R $279.99
>         - Panasonic DMR-E75 DVD recorder @ Soho $249
>         - Panasonic DMR-ES10 DVD recorder @ Panasonic $199.95
>         - Panasonic DMRES10S DVD rec. w/5 blank DVD-RAM @ Circuit $199.99
>         - Panasonic DMR-ES30VS VCR/DVD recorder combo @ Panasonic $299.95
>         - Philips DVDR77 DVD+R/RW recorder @ J&R $179.99
>         - Philips DVDR615 DVD recorder @ Target $249.99
>         - Samsung DVDR120 DVD-R/RAM/RW recorder @ Best Buy $179.99
>         - Compaq 5000C series computer w/TV tuner @ Soho $629
>         - HP Brio series computer w/TV tuner @ Soho $719
>         - HPM7060N computer w/TV tuner @ Circuit City $1149.99
>         - Sony computer w/TV tuner @ CEW $719
>         - Sony computer w/TV tuner @ Universal $799
>         - Sony 560X computer w/TV tuner @ Soho $809
>         - Toshiba AV501 laptop w/TV tuner @ Best Buy $2449.99 AR
>         AR - price after mail-in rebate
>       - Devices that would require dual DTT-reception circuitry in 2007:
>         - Sylvania 6719DF 19-inch TV/VCR/DVD combo @ Best Buy $199.99
>         - Sylvania SRC2213W 13-inch TV/VCR combo @ Sears $94.88
>         - Sylvania SRC2419 19-inch TV/VCR combo @ Sears $149.88
>       - Devices not covered by the mandate but using analog TV broadcasts:
>         - Vector VEC135 5-inch TV/AM/FM/weather/lights @ Home Depot $59.99
>          - Readers have asked how to get hold of some of the non-national 
>retailers, so look for their phone numbers at the bottom of the memo.
>
>     - May 1 -
>          - The FCC has not updated its lists since April 7. 
>          - The NAB updated their list to 1497 U.S. DTT stations operating in 
>211 markets as of May 20:
><http://www.nab.org/newsroom/issues/digitaltv/dtvstations.asp>
>
>- The Society of Broadcast Engineers is planning to offer a "specialist 
>certification" in 8-VSB:
><http://broadcastengineering.com/newsletters/bth/20050522/#sbe>
>
>- There's nothing particularly new about an article called "The Multipath to 
>Clarity: Receiving HDTV over the air takes luck and lots of patience," by 
Philip 
>Yam, except the location -- Scientific American online:
><http://tinyurl.com/cmxd9>
>
>- Perhaps it's, therefore, worth noting that satellite-TV reception seems to 
>be 

>easy, even in moving vehicles with phased-array antennas:
><http://www.detnews.com/2005/autosconsumer/0505/23/A01-190193.htm>
>
>- The deadline for submissions for the National Academy of Television Arts & 
>Sciences Advanced Media Technology Emmy Awards has been extended to the end of 
>this month.  These awards are different from the same organization's 
engineering 
>awards:
><http://www.emmyonline.tv/emmy/advmedia.html>
>
>- International H/DTV news: 
>
>     - Here's an overiew of DTT in Australia (including reception problems) in 
>the Melbourne Age:
><http://tinyurl.com/bfv4b>
>
>     - The European Commission has reportedly set a target date for analog 
>cut-off of 2012 for all 25 countries in the European Union.  Finland and 
>Sweden 

>are planning 2007 and 2008, respectively.  This story is from Interactive 
>Investor quoting AFX:
><http://tinyurl.com/d262y>
>
>     - The BBC has narrowed the list of companies to whom it may sell BBC 
>Broadcast to four.  Ascent didn't make the cut, but Thomson/Technicolor did:
><http://tinyurl.com/dlw3j>
>
>     - Here's an interesting story about a BBC response to piracy:
><http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0%2C1284%2C67552%2C00.html>
>
>- Register quickly for free admission to the SMPTE Editing Showcase in New 
>York 

>on June 1.  This URL is about the event:
><http://www.smpte.org/conferences/editshowhome.cfm>
>This one is to register:
><http://www.smpteny.org/smpteny/event.asp>.
>
>- The deadline for abstracts of papers to be presented at the 55th annual IEEE 
>Broadcast Symposium in Washington October 12-14 has been extended to June 8.  
>Contact <a.nakamura@xxxxxxxx>.
>
>- So, you thought the Sony HVR-Z1U HDV camcorder was small & light?  The 
HVR-A1U 
>is even smaller & lighter:
><http://news.sel.sony.com/pressrelease/5925>
>     Not small & light enough for you?  The HDR-HC1 is an HDV camcorder 
weighing 
>1.5 lbs (including lens) and priced at $2000:
><http://news.sel.sony.com/pressrelease/5930>
>
>- At the Society for Information Display conference, Samsung Electronics LCD 
>president Sang-Wan Lee said LCD sizes would soon exceed 100-inch diagonals.  
>"Size should no longer be considered an issue."  It is if you live in an 
>apartment:
><http://www.eet.com/news/design/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=163700544>
>
>- The Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) latest survey shows an average 
of 
>3.1 TV sets per home, up from 2.4 last year.  It also shows HD in 13% 
>(presumably displays), flat-panel TVs in 10%, and DVRs in almost 10%:
><http://www.ce.org/press_room/press_release_detail.asp?id=10753>
>
>- Based on figures from CEA, sales to U.S. dealers of non-H/DTV television 
>sets 

>for the first 17 weeks of 2005 were down 10.4% from the same period in 2004; 
>my 

>ten-week running average was down 8.5%.
>     Sales of so-called "Digital Televisions" to U.S. dealers for the 17th 
> week 

>were 120,238 units and for the first 17 weeks 1,273,493.
>     "Digital Televisions" (most of which are HDTV displays without 
>DTT-reception capability) still accounted for about 16.1% of the TVs (not 
>counting plasma or direct-view LCD) sold to U.S. dealers through the 17th week 
>this year.  It may be worth noting here what that means.  About 84% of the 
>non-plasma, non-direct-view-LCD TVs sold through the 17th week this year were 
>still plain non-H/DTV direct-view TVs with picture tubes.  The last time CEA 
>released numbers allowing the LCD and plasma TVs to be included, they raised 
the 
>"digital" percentage to about 25%; I suspect it is higher now.
>     To qualify to CEA as a "Digital Television," a display need only be 
capable 
>of dealing with at least 480p; it need not be capable of either receiving 
>digital signals or displaying them.  Devices actually capable of receiving DTT 
>signals are still a small fraction of those numbers.
>
>- Ads for set-top DTT receivers:  I'm aware of only the DirecTV models at Best 
>Buy, Circuit City, and Value Electronics.
>
>- The ads - Readers have asked how to get hold of some of the non-national 
>retailers, so look for their phone numbers at the bottom of the memo.
>     The model numbers are so hard to make out in the Center City ad that I 
>might have gotten them wrong (but I'm pretty sure they got at least one wrong, 
>too).
>     Panasonic offered a $300 rebate on installation costs.
>  - Best Buy (some HD disclaimers only):
>    - DirecTV H10 DirecTV/ATSC receiver/decoder $299.99
>    - Home-theater package with Toshiba 26HF84A $979.96
>    - Home theater package with Philips 30PW9100D/37 $1669.96
>    - LG 52SX4D 52-inch wide DLP integr. proj. DTV w/$85RC $2659.99
>    - Maxent MX-42VM10 42-inch widescreen plasma TV $1799.99 BS
>    - Mitsubishi WS-65315 65-inch 16:9 projection TV w/$60RC $1899.99
>    - Panasonic TH-37PX50U 37-inch 16:9 integr. plasma DTV w/$90RC $2849.99
>    - Panasonic TH-50PX50U 50-inch 16:9 integrated plasma DTV $4999.99 BS
>    - Samsung HL-R5667W 56-inch 16:9 integr. DLP proj. TV w/$95RC $2944.99
>    - Samsung HL-R6167W 61-inch 16:9 integr. DLP proj. TV $3324.99
>    - Samsung HPR4252 42-inch wide integr. plasma DTV w/$110RC $3324.99
>    - Samsung LNR238W 23-inch 16:9 LCD TV w/$30RC $1044.99
>    - Sharp LC26GA5U 26-inch widescreen LCD TV w/$50RC $1614.99
>    - Sony KDF42WE655 42-inch 16:9 integr. LCD proj. DTV w/$75RC $2374.99
>    - Sony KDF50WE655 50-inch 16:9 integrated LCD projection DTV $2659.99
>    - Sony KLVS23A10 23-inch widescreen LCD TV w/$65RC $1234.99
>    - Sony KV30HS420 30-inch 16:9 direct-view CRT TV $899.99
>    - Sony KV32FS120 32-inch 4:3 direct-view CRT TV $569.99
>    - Sony KV36FS120 36-inch 4:3 direct-view CRT TV $899.99 BS
>    - Toshiba 51H84 51-inch 16:9 projection TV w/$45RC $1499.99
>    - Westinghouse LVM-37W1 37-inch widescreen LCD monitor w/$70RC $2184.99
>    - Zenith P42W46X 42-inch 16:9 plasma TV w/$60RC $1899.99
>    BS - price "before savings"
>    RC - price includes "reward certificates" of amount shown
>  - The Big Screen Store (Washington Post, no disclaimer):
>    - Mitsubishi 50-inch widescreen plasma TV $4999
>    - Mitsubishi 52-inch integrated projection DTV
>    - Mitsubishi 62-inch widescreen DLP projection TV $2999
>  - Broadway Computers & Electronics (am New York, no disclaimer):
>    - Panasonic 42-inch 16:9 plasma TV $1499
>    - Sony 20-inch widescreen LCD TV $649
>  - Center City Computers & Electronics (am New York, no disclaimer):
>    - Panasonic PT43LC14 43-inch LCD projection TV $1699 
>    - Samsung 42-inch 16:9 plasma TV $1499 
>    - Sony 61Z577 [?] 60-inch 16:9 LCD [projection] TV $2599 
>    - Sony KF50WE610 50-inch 16:9 LCD projection TV $1999 
>  - Circuit City (HD IDs only):
>    - Akai PT4299HD 42-inch 16:9 projection TV $799.99
>    - DirecTV H10 DirecTV/ATSC receiver/decoder $299.99
>    - DirecTV HR10250 ATSC/DirecTV receiver/PVR $699.99
>    - ESA PDP4294LVI 42-inch 16:9 plasma TV $1799.99
>    - Hitachi 51F510 51-inch 16:9 CRT projection TV $1699.99
>    - Magnavox 15MF150V 15-inch 4:3 LCD TV $287.99
>    - Magnavox 32MF605W 32-inch widescreen LCD TV $1499.99
>    - Panasonic TC32LX20 32-inch widescreen LCD TV $2299.99
>    - Panasonic TH42PD50U 42-inch 16:9 integrated plasma DTV $2499.99
>    - Panasonic TH42PX50U 42-inch 16:9 integrated plasma DTV $3499.99
>    - Panasonic TH50PX50U 50-inch 16:9 integrated plasma DTV $4999.99
>    - Sharp LC20SH4U 13-inch 4:3 LCD direct-view TV $649.99
>    - Sony KDF55WF655 55-inch 16:9 integr. LCD proj. DTV w/$155RC $3099.99
>    - Sony KP46WT520 46-inch 16:9 projection TV $1499.99
>    - Sony KV30HS420 30-inch 16:9 direct-view CRT TV $999.99
>    RC - price includes "rewards certificate" of amount shown
>  - CompUSA (appropriate disclaimer):
>    - Mystery brand 23-inch LCD TV $499.99 AR
>    - Mystery brand LT27HV 27-inch widescreen LCD TV $699.99 AR
>    AR - price after mail-in rebate
>  - Computers & Electronics Warehouse (am New York, no disclaimer):
>    - Panasonic 42-inch 16:9 plasma TV $1499
>    - Samsung 42-inch plasma TV $1599
>  - Dell (New York Times, some HD IDs):
>    - Dell 42-inch widescreen plasma TV $1999
>    - Dell 42-inch widescreen integrated plasma DTV $2999
>    - Dell 3300MP projector $1280
>    - Dell W1900 19-inch widescreen LCD TV $699
>    - Dell W2600 26-inch widescreen LCD TV $1599 (yes, higher)
>    - Dell W3000 30-inch widescreen LCD TV $1499 (yes, lower)
>  - Fry's (Los Angeles Times, HD logos only):
>    - Mystery brand (Olevia Syntax) 27-inch widescreen LCD TV $699
>    - Mystery brand (Olevia Syntax) 32-inch widescreen LCD TV $1,499
>    - Samsung HLP4663W 46-inch 16:9 DLP projection TV $1499
>  - Good Guys (Los Angeles Times, appropriate disclaimer):
>    - Mitsubishi WT-42315 42-inch 16:9 CRT projection TV $999
>    - ViewSonic N2750W 27-inch widescreen LCD direct-view TV $849 AR
>    - Zenith C27V36 27-inch 4:3 direct-view CRT TV $324 AR
>    AR - price after mail-in rebate
>  - Harvey (New York Times, no disclaimer necessary):
>    - Pioneer PRO1120HD 50-inch 16:9 integrated plasma DTV
>  - J&R (am New York, no disclaimer):
>    - Hitachi 60VS810 60-inch 16:9 integrated LCD projection DTV $2999.99
>    - LG 26LX2D 26-inch 16:9 integrated LCD DTV $1699.99
>    - Panasonic TH-42PX25U/P 42-inch 16:9 integrated plasma DTV $3299.99
>    - Philips 42PF9936 42-inch 16:9 plasma TV $1999.99
>    - Samsung HL-R4266W 42-inch 16:9 integrated DLP projection TV $1999.99
>    - Samsung HL-R5067W 50-inch 16:9 integrated DLP projection TV 
>    - Samsung SP-R4232 42-inch 16:9 integrated plasma DTV 
>    - Westinghouse W33001 30-inch 16:9 direct-view LCD TV $1099.99
>  - J&R (New York Times, no disclaimer):
>    - InFocus LP540 projector $1199.99
>    - Panasonic TH-42PX25U/P 42-inch 16:9 integrated plasma DTV $3299.99
>    - Panasonic TH42PX50U 42-inch 16:9 integrated plasma DTV
>    - Philips 32PF9966 32-inch 16:9 LCD TV $2299.99
>    - Philips 42PF9936 42-inch 16:9 plasma TV $1999.99
>    - Philips 42PF9996 42-inch 16:9 LCD TV $4499.99
>    - Philips 50PF9966 50-inch 16:9 plasma TV $5199.99
>    - Samsung HL-P6163W 61-inch 16:9 DLP projection TV $2699.99
>    - Samsung HL-R5067W 50-inch 16:9 integrated DLP projection DTV
>    - Samsung HP-P3761 37-inch 16:9 plasma TV $2499.99
>    - Sharp LC-20B6U-S 20-inch 4:3 LCD direct-view TV $799.99
>    - Sharp LC-26D5U 26-inch widescreen integrated LCD DTV $1499.99
>    - Toshiba 14DLV75 14-inch LCD TV/DVD combo $499.99
>    - Toshiba 32HL84 32-inch widescreen LCD TV $1999.99
>    - Westinghouse LTV-32w1 32-inch widescreen LCD monitor $1599.99
>  - MyerEmco (Washington Post, no disclaimer necessary):
>    - Samsung SPR4232 42-inch 16:9 integrated plasma DTV $2399
>    - Sony KDF42WE655 42-inch 16:9 integrated LCD projection DTV $2299
>  - Panasonic (appropriate disclaimer):
>    - Panasonic PT-61LCX65 61-inch widescreen integr. proj. DTV $3199.95
>    - Panasonic TH-37PX50U 37-inch 16:9 integr. plasma DTV $2999.95
>    - Panasonic TH-42PX50U 42-inch 16:9 integr. plasma DTV $3499.95
>    - Panasonic TH-50PX50U 50-inch 16:9 integr. plasma DTV $4999.95
>  - Paul's (Los Angeles Times, no disclaimer):
>    - Mitsubishi WD-52327 52-inch 16:9 projection TV $2495 EL
>    - Panasonic TH-42PD50U 42-inch 16:9 integrated plasma DTV $2495 EL
>    EL - price "even lower now"
>  - P.C. Richard (am New York, no disclaimer):
>    - Philips 23PF8946 23-inch widescreen LCD TV $799.97
>  - P.C. Richard (New York Times, some disclaimers):
>    - Audiovox FPE2005 20-inch 4:3 LCD TV $499.97
>    - Mitsubishi WD52327 52-inch 16:9 projection TV $1999.99
>    - Philips 42PF9936 42-inch 16:9 plasma TV $1999.97
>    - Samsung HLP5685W 56-inch 16:9 DLP projection TV $2999.97
>    - Sharp LC20B6US 20-inch 4:3 LCD direct-view TV $899.97
>    - Sony KDE42XBR950 42-inch 16:9 integrated plasma DTV $4995.97
>  - Royal Computers & Electronics (am New York, no disclaimer):
>    - Mystery brand 42-inch flat-panel TV $1699
>  - Sears (Minneapolis Star Tribune, no disclaimer):
>    - Hitachi 42EDT41 42-inch 16:9 plasma TV $2499.99
>    - JVC AV56P575 56-inch 16:9 projection TV $1699.99
>    - Philips 30PW6341/37 30-inch 16:9 direct-view CRT TV $499.99
>    - Sharp LC26GA5U 26-inch widescreen LCD TV $1799.99
>    - Sony KDF42WE655 42-inch 16:9 integrated LCD projection DTV $2499.99
>    - Sony KV32HS420 32-inch 4:3 direct-view CRT TV $999.99
>  - Sears (Washington Post, no disclaimer):
>    - Mitsubishi WS55315 55-inch 16:9 projection TV $1424.99
>  - Soho Electric (New York Press, no disclaimer):
>    - Champion 20-inch 4:3 LCD TV $499
>    - Panasonic TH-42PW5 42-inch widescreen plasma TV $1699
>    - Panasonic TH-50PHD 50-inch widescreen plasma TV $3799
>    - Samsung HP-P5031 50-inch widescreen plasma TV $2999
>  - Universal Computers & Electronics (am New York, no disclaimer):
>    - Panasonic 37-inch flat-panel TV $1599
>    - Samsung 42-inch flat-panel TV $1499
>    - Sony 42-inch flat-panel TV $1899
>  - Value Electronics (New York Times, no disclaimer):
>    - DirecTV HR10-250 ATSC/DirecTV receiver/PVR $699
>  - Video & Audio Center (Los Angeles Times, no disclaimer):
>    - Sony KDE50XS955 50-inch 16:9 integrated plasma DTV $6997 BS
>    - Sony KDF42WE655 42-inch 16:9 integrated LCD projection DTV $2497 BS
>    - Sony KE42TS2 42-inch 16:9 plasma TV $3497
>    BS - price "before savings"
>
>- DVD news:  According to CEA, sales of DVD players to U.S. dealers for the 
>first 17 weeks of 2005 were down 33.3% from the same period in 2004; my 
ten-week 
>running average was down 27.4%.  VCR sales were down 45.6%.
>
>- PVR/DVR news:  A study conducted for ESPN by Horowitz Associates in 2004 
found 
>that, of 157 households with either cable or stand-alone PVRs, 90 returned 
them.  
>A third didn't skip ads ("sometimes it's too much work to fast forward"), 
others 
>watched "relevant" ads, and even the rest still "retained awareness" of 
>commercials.  "It's like driving.  You don't stop to read the billboards, but 
>you see them."  This story is from MediaWeek:
><http://tinyurl.com/djwh7>
>
>- Philips 3D Solutions has come up with a way of delivering three-dimensional 
>images on mobile phones:
><http://www.eet.com/news/latest/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=163700478>
>
>- Interested in being kept up to date on developments in carrying 2K imagery 
>through standard infrastructure?  Contact Pete Challinger <petec@xxxxxxxxx>.
>
>- Upcoming Dates (DTV and non-DTV):
>
>     - Through May 27, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, SID International 
>Symposium 2005 <http://www.sid.org/conf/sid2005/sid2005.html>.
>     - May 23, Wichita State University, Kansas, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/12-Wichita.htm>.
>     - May 24, WMAQ, Chicago, PSIP and MPEG Compliance in Practice 
><http://www.trivenidigital.com/seminars/>.
>     - May 26, Dallas, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/13-Dallas.htm>.
>     - May 26, WOSU, Columbus, Ohio, PSIP and MPEG Compliance in Practice 
><http://www.trivenidigital.com/seminars/>.
>     - May 28-31, CCIB, Barcelona, 118th AES Convention 
> <http://www.aes.org/events/118/>.
>     - May 30-June 3, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, 
>SAIT/WABE Broadcast Training Seminar <wayne.watson@xxxxxxx> 
<http://www.wabe.ca/>.
>     - May 31-June 2, Long Beach Convention Center, ISCe 2005 Satellite & 
>Communications <http://www.isce.com/>.
>     - May 31, Austin, Texas, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/14-Austin-.htm>
>     - *June 1, New York Hilton, SMPTE Editing Showcase 
> <http://www.smpteny.org/smpteny/event.asp>.
>     - June 1-3, Earls Court 2, London, Broadcast Production Show 
><http://www.productionshow.com/>.
>     - June 4-10, Las Vegas Convention Center, Infocomm 2005 
><http://infocomm05.expoexchange.com/>.
>     - June 6, Weslaco, Texas, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/16-Weslaco.htm>.
>     - June 7, St. Louis, PSIP and MPEG Compliance in Practice 
><http://www.trivenidigital.com/seminars/>.
>     - June 7-8, Universal City (Los Angeles), Digital Media Summit 2005 
><http://www.ihollywoodforum.com/digitalmediasummit2005.htm>.
>     - June 8, Corpus Christi, Texas, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/17-Corpus%20Christi.htm>.
>     - June 9, KRMA, Denver, PSIP and MPEG Compliance in Practice 
><http://www.trivenidigital.com/seminars/>.
>     - June 10, Houston, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/18-Houston.htm>.
>     - June 13, Lamar State College, Port Arthur, Texas (Beaumont/Lake 
Charles), 
>Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/19-Beaumont_%20Lake%20Charles.htm>.
>     - *June 13, Hollywood Pacific Theater, digital screening of "Crash," RSVP 
><http://www.etcenter.org/Seminars.asp>.
>     - June 13-17, Singapore Expo, BroadcastAsia 2005 (including SMPTE DC28 
>meeting) <http://www.broadcast-asia.com/Conference.html>.
>     - June 14, Courtyard Marriott, Shreveport, Louisiana, Taste of NAB Road 
>Show <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/20-Shreveport.htm>.
>     - June 14, Daystar Television, Bedford (Dallas area), Texas, PSIP and 
> MPEG 

>Compliance in Practice <http://www.trivenidigital.com/seminars/>.
>     - June 14-16, Macau, IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics 
><http://www.ieee.org.hk/>
>     - June 14-17, Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Cable-Tec Expo 
><http://expo.scte.org/index.html>.
>     - June 16, KTRK, Houston, PSIP and MPEG Compliance in Practice 
><http://www.trivenidigital.com/seminars/>.
>     - June 17, Jackson, Mississippi, Taste of NAB Road Show, 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/21-Jackson.htm>.
>     - June 20, New Orleans, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/22-New%20Orleans.htm>.
>     - June 21, Boston, PSIP and MPEG Compliance in Practice 
><http://www.trivenidigital.com/seminars/>.
>     - June 22, Colonial Financial Center, Montgomery, Alabama, Taste of NAB 
>Road Show <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/23-Montgomrty.htm>.
>     - June 23, KGW, Portland, Oregon, PSIP and MPEG Compliance in Practice 
><http://www.trivenidigital.com/seminars/>.
>     - June 24, Jacksonville, Florida, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/24-Jacksonville.htm>.
>     - June 27, Orlando, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/25-Orlando.htm>.
>     - June 27-30, Amsterdam RAI, Cinema Expo 
> <http://www.vnufilmgroup.com/filmgroup/cinemaexpo/index.jsp>.
>     - June 28, KGO-TV, San Francisco, PSIP and MPEG Compliance in Practice 
><http://www.trivenidigital.com/seminars/>.
>     - June 28-30, Javits Convention Center, New York, Entertainment 
> Technology 

>Alliance Summit <http://www.etaexpo.com/register.html>.
>     - June 29, Tampa, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/26-Tampa.htm>.
>     - June 30, KABC, Glendale (Los Angeles area), California, PSIP and MPEG 
>Compliance in Practice <http://www.trivenidigital.com/seminars/>.
>     - July 1, Cinema Trevi, Roma, SMPTE International Conference 
><http://www.smpte.org/conferences/>.
>     - July 5, Miami, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/27-Miami.htm>.
>     - July 6, West Palm Beach, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/28-West_Palm_Beach.htm>.
>     - July 11, Atlanta, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/29-Atlanta.htm>.
>     - July 13, Huntsville, Alabama, Taste of NAB Road Show 
<http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/30-Huntsville.htm>.
>     - July 14, Shop at Home Network, Antioch (Nashville), Tennessee, Taste of 
>NAB Road Show <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/31-Nashville.htm>.
>     - July 18, Knoxville, Tennessee, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/32-Knoxville.htm>.
>     - July 19-21, Sydney Convention Centre, SMPTE 2005 
> <http://www.smpte.com.au/home.php>.
>     - July 20, Greenville, South Carolina, Taste of NAB Road Show, 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/33-Greenville.htm>.
>     - July 21, Columbia, South Carolina, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/34-Columbia.htm>.
>     - July 25, Charlotte, North Carolina, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/35-Charlotte.htm>.
>     - July 25-29, JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek, CEA Summer Technology 
and 
>Standards Forum 
><http://www.ce.org/events/event_info/default.asp?eventID=STSF05>.
>     - July 27, Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/36-Raleigh.htm>.
>     - July 29, WDBJ, Roanoke, Virginia, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/37-Roanoke.htm>.
>     - August 1, Charleston, West Virginia, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/38-WestVirginia.htm>.
>     - August 3, Richmond, Virginia, Taste of NAB Road Show 
<http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/39-Richmond.htm>.
>     - August 4, central Pennsylvania, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/40-Central%20Pennsylvania.htm>.
>     - August 5, Philadelphia, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/41-Philadelphia.htm>.
>     - August 10, northeastern Pennsylvania, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/42-N.E.PA.htm>.
>     - August 13, Connecticut Valley, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/43-Connecticut%20Valley.htm>.
>     - August 15, Boston, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/44-Boston.htm>.
>     - August 17, New Hampshire, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/45-New_Hampshire.htm>.
>     - August 19, Albany, New York, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/46-Albany.htm>.
>     - August 22, Binghamton, New York, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/47-Binghamton.htm>.
>     - August 23-24, Beverly Hilton, DisplaySearch HDTV Conference 2005 
><http://www.displaysearch.com/hdtvconference/>.
>     - August 24, Syracuse, New York, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/48-Syracuse.htm>.
>     - August 25, Rochester, New York, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/49-Rochester.htm>
>     - August 25-28, China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, BIRTV2005 
><http://www.birtv.com/english/about.asp>.
>     - August 29, Buffalo, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/50-Buffalo.htm>.
>     - August 31, Clear Channel Radio, Youngstown, Ohio, Taste of NAB Road 
> Show 

><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/51-Youngstown.htm>.
>     - September 6, Pittsburgh, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/52-Pittsburg.htm>.
>     - September 8, Evansville, Indiana, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/53-Evansville.htm>.
>     - September 8-13, RAI, Amsterdam, IBC 2005 <http://www.ibc.org/>.
>     - September 12, Indianapolis, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/54-Indy.htm>.
>     - September 14, Dayton, Ohio, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/55-Dayton.htm>.
>     - September 16, Detroit, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/56-Detroit.htm>.
>     - September 19, Lansing, Michigan, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/57-Lansing.htm>.
>     - September 21, WGVU, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/58-Grand%20Rapids.htm>.
>     - September 23, South Bend, Indiana, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/59-South_Bend.htm>.
>     - September 26, Rockford, Illinois, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/60-Rockford.htm>.
>     - September 28, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/61-Milwaukee.htm>.
>     - September 29-October 1, Vicenza Fair, Sat Expo 
> <http://www.satexpo.it/en/>.
>     - September 30, Fox Valley (Green Bay), Wisconsin, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/62-Fox%20Valley.htm>.
>     - October 3, western Wisconsin, Taste of NAB Road Show 
<http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/63-Western%20Wisconsin.htm>.
>     - October 5, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/64-Minneapolis-St.%20Paul.htm>.
>     - October 7, Des Moines, Iowa, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/65-Des%20Moines.htm>.
>     - October 10, Kansas City, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/66-Kansas_City.htm>.
>     - October 12, Omaha, Nebraska, Taste of NAB Road Show 
> <http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/67-Omaha.htm>.
>     - *October 12-14, Hotel Washington, Washington, D.C., IEEE Broadcast 
>Symposium <http://www.ieee.org/organizations/society/bt/symp.html>.
>     - October 14, Riverton, Wyoming, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/68-Riverton.htm>.
>     - October 17, Bozeman, Montana, Taste of NAB Road Show 
<http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/69-Bozeman.htm>.
>     - October 19, Spokane, Washington, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/70-Spokane.htm>.
>     - October 20, Pullman, Washington, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/71-Pullman.htm>.
>     - October 24, KLSR/KEVU, Eugene, Oregon, Taste of NAB Road Show 
><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/72-Eugene.htm>.
>     - October 24-27, Orlando World Center Marriott, ShowEast 
><http://www.vnufilmgroup.com/filmgroup/showeast/index.jsp>.
>     - October 25, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland, Taste of NAB Road 
> Show 

><http://www.tech-notes.tv/2005/73-Portland.htm>.
>     - November 9-12, New York Hilton, SMPTE Technical Conference & Exhibition 
><http://www.smpte.org/conferences/>.
>     - November 16-18, Makuhari Messe, InterBEE 2005 
> <http://bee.jesa.or.jp/en/index.html>.
>* - new or revised listing
>     - January 5-8, Las Vegas, Consumer Electronics Show 
> <http://www.cesweb.org/default_flash.asp>
>
>TTFN,
>Mark
>
>PS  Permission is granted to forward this or any other Monday Memo.  Next 
week's 
>memo will be late.  I'll be on the road between now & then, so I don't know 
what 
>ads I'll be able to include next week (or the week after).
>
>Phone numbers of some retailers mentioned (the ones starting +1 will work from 
>outside the United States):
>- Broadway Computers & Electronics: +1-212-567-4300
>- Center City Computers & Electronics: +1-718-272-6474
>- Computers & Electronics Warehouse: +1-718-205-2288
>- J&R: +1-212-238-9000, 800-221-8180
>- Paul's: +1-714-529-2314
>- P.C. Richard: +1-212-979-2600
>- Royal Computers and Electronics: +1-718-646-2100
>- Soho Electric: +1-212-941-8533, 888-726-9324
>- Universal Computers & Electronics: +1-718-784-8000
>- Value Electronics: +1-914-723-3344, 800-789-5050
>
>Have a question about the memo?  Before contacting me, please try the FAQs and 
>glossary in the second postscript to the January 10 memo:
><http://www.digitaltelevision.com/mondaymemo/mlist/frm02163.html>
>
>
> 
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