[opendtv] Re: And we were not even invited

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2006 07:45:19 -0500

At 6:02 PM -0500 11/25/06, Albert Manfredi wrote:
For example, DVB-H was much ballyhooed much before it was demonstrated. A-VSB, by contrast, was a tightly held secret until it was demoed. So while marketers went off assuming that DVB to hand-held appliances was a done deal, they also went on assuming that ATSC would never be able to participate. Bad idea to let these misconceptions become entrenched.

A secret? You've got to be kidding.

The work of the ATSC is not secret although they generally do not promote stuff that is being done - i.e. works in progress. The A-VSB concept was introduced more than a year ago to the ATSC. There was a very public demo of A-VSB at NAB, although it was just a canned laboratory demo. The FIRST actual tests of the technology in a real world environment just took place in the Buffalo market.

No Bert, this is not about holding something secret. This is about promoting ideas that have not even been tested, as solutions to competitive problems. That pathetic document that the ATSC just sent to the Philipines is a perfect example. "Just wait, and we'll be able to do all the stuff you want better than the guys who have already done it.

It's been like this since the beginning Bert.


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