[opendtv] Re: ATI equivalent to 5th gen LG?

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 15:20:33 -0500

The problem with the ATSC guidelines is that it is very difficult to put 
into words the reception behavior of the Zenith 5th gen chips.  As Justice 
Stewart said of obscenity; "I can't define it, but I know it when I see it." 
The same for any chipset that works "properly."

John Shutt

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dale Kelly" <dalekelly@xxxxxxxxxxx>

> This announcement could be taken by some to imply that by manufacturing
> "several" of their new digital receiver chips to be compliant with the
> recently published voluntary ATSC DTV receiver standard, that ATI has
> constructed a receiver with excellent all round performance. The fact is
> that the ATSC specification should be recognized as a minimum suggested
> construction standard and one which will likely perform well in good to
> moderate RF conditions. My guess would be that such a receiver would 
> likely
> fall somewhere between 3rd/4th generation performance but I would clearly
> like to see it tested under 5th Gen test conditions to eliminate such 
> guess
> work on my part.

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