[opendtv] Re: ATSC and Lip Sync

  • From: Cliff Benham <flyback1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 19:38:35 -0400

Manfredi, Albert E wrote:
Cliff Benham wrote:

What I've seen happen is a continual degrading of the industry
since before the beginning of the digital transition.

This is the result of deregulation caused by industry wide
lobbying of the FCC leading to its almost complete loss of
regulatory control of broadcasting.

But wait. Mark Schubin explained that the ATSC standard fully supports
*continuous* lip synch. That the problem is in the receivers, which only
seem to bother with synch-up when they are first tuned to the channel,
or if the program stream changes format, which apparently occurs rarely.

Who cares? Don't you get what I'm saying? I don't need to know what causes it.
I'm not the one whose going to fix it.
Tell those who are.
I don't give a damn what the cause of the problem is. That just doesn't matter to me.
I don't care and neither do millions of consumers.
We all have the reasonable expectation that the images and sound reaching our eyes and ears should be in sync at all times.


The fact that it doesn't points out that the problem has been ignored for at least 10 years by the industry and the FCC. Surely laws have been broken by this and those both responsible and irresponsible should be brought to justice.

Cliff Benham

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