[opendtv] Re: Automakers Oppose HD Radio Requirement

  • From: dan.grimes@xxxxxxxx
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 14:23:24 -0700

It doesn't, in my mind. 

I am not for the ATSC tuner mandate.  I do not agree with the forced 
digital conversion, including the use of ATSC.  In fact, I think the 
entire digital conversion process was for strictly political reasons and I 
don't think it had the citizen's best interest in mind.

But I do not have the insider knowledge that so many on this discussion 
board have so I could be wrong.  Or perhaps it was a good idea that was 
overtaken by other interests.


"John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx> 
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07/15/2008 02:10 PM
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[opendtv] Re: Automakers Oppose HD Radio Requirement

And this differs from mandating ATSC tuners in all televisions how?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <dan.grimes@xxxxxxxx>

> If the HD encoding/decoding were an open format and public domain, I 
> be all for "forcing" HD radio.  However, the encoding is proprietary and
> licensed.  If Ibiquity were to be required in the receiver, why 
> XM receivers be required as well?
> Dan

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