[opendtv] Re: And we were not even invited

  • From: "John Willkie" <johnwillkie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 15:09:55 -0800

More than a year ago A-VSB was introduced?  Or, how about 7 or so months

John Willkie

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> On Behalf Of Craig Birkmaier
> Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2006 4:45 AM
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> Subject: [opendtv] Re: And we were not even invited
> 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.

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