[opendtv] Re: 2VSB Status? (was Lawmakers Establish 2009 Deadline for Analog TV Phaseout)

  • From: Mark Schubin <tvmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2005 20:09:14 -0500

Different countries have different TV environments.  Canada's cable 
penetration has always exceeded that in the U.S. 

Most people in the U.S. prefer to get their local news via TV.  TV, 
therefore, is the best way to reach them.  A history of cable and 
satellite problems has left U.S. viewers with residual antenna 
connections -- how many, I can't say, but emergency crank-up radios with 
at least TV sound are doing a brisk business.


John Golitsis wrote:

>So what is so magic about television that IT must be the way to spread the 
>word in cases of emergency?  What percentage of television owners even have 
>an antenna available to them?  I don't.  My parents don't.  My brother 
>doesn't.  Neither does my sister.  Should we each have one?  Does the 
>government recommend one?
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