[opendtv] Re: Backward Compatibility of Robust DTV Transmissions

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 11:37:13 -0500


Once a receiver is built, how much can be done ex post facto to improve the performance? With so many receivers designed around "blind equalization" exclusively, I don't understand what sort of "training wheels" can be added to ATSC to help them.

I can see how one could create pseudo-training sequences ala A-VSB that could help new receivers improve their performance without upsetting existing hardware, but I think the best one can hope for with legacy receivers is similar to the Hippocratic oath, "first do no harm."


----- Original Message ----- From: "Allen Le Roy Limberg" <allimberg@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 8:25 AM
Subject: [opendtv] Backward Compatibility of Robust DTV Transmissions

Actually, backward compatibility has been given short shrift in proposals
for robust 8VSB.  These proposals time division multiplex robust
transmissions with ordinary 8VSB, but no portion of the robust transmission
is usefully received by legacy receivers.  In short, training wheels
approaches have been ignored.

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