[opendtv] Re: Automakers Oppose HD Radio Requirement

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 09:14:29 -0400

At 4:12 PM -0400 7/15/08, Manfredi, Albert E wrote:

Now, I take this "exclusive" to be mostly with respect to Sirius, rather
than HD Radio, but that's just a guess. Whatever the answer, GM has made
OnStar standard on all its vehicles now ("OnStar will be standard in the
full range of GM retail cars, trucks, and SUVs in the United States and
Canada by 2007,"
http://www.onstar.com/us_english/jsp/explore/get_onstar.jsp), so it has
a good incentive to propagate XM Radio as well.

And conversely, not to install competing systems?

Shoudl Apple install Vista on every Mac? All Macs can now run Vista...

Since when is it anti-competitive to develop a product and sell it?

The only anti-competitive issue in this discussion is the proposal that GM (and anyone who wants to sell a satellite radio system) be required to include an HD radio receiver.


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