[opendtv] Re: 20051206 Twang's Tuesday Tribune (Mark's Monday Memo)

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 11:25:59 -0500

>   - U.S. analog cutoff - Representative Ed Markey told C-SPAN
> he thinks the date will be delayed (I do, too).

Now that a date has been set when all sets sold, including recording
devices, must be DTT capable, I suppose there is some justification
for a further delay beyond 1/1/2009. At least now, the delay will
accomplish something.

>   - Sony Europe will stop selling analog-only TVs next year,
> "including into markets where DTT has not yet been launched,"
> according to technology marketing manager Tim Page:

On the same schedule as the FCC schedule for US sets. Isn't that
interesting. The point made in the article was that unless
integrated DTT capability is made available universally, DTT will
not become the automatic choice. I couldn't have said it better
myself! Notice how demand, presumably zero in non-DTT countries,
seems not to be an important criterion.

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