[opendtv] Re: 5th gen receivers

  • From: Doug McDonald <mcdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 13:22:37 -0600

Bob Miller wrote:
> 25 to 35 years? It sounds surreal. And here I am thinking of a wireless 
> mesh Gbps network that could be built now.
> Just how does a broadcast system that is stuck in the stone age with 
> 8-VSB and MPEG2 and can't quite deliver a 1080i signal well survive for 
> 35 years in the radical world of change we live in?

Because the FCC says so.

They say so because stability is needed to protect the
equipment investments of almost 300,000,000 people.

A television is an appliance, quite unlike a computer.

Doug McDonald
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