[opendtv] Re: Barriers eroding to LCD TV adoption

  • From: Kon Wilms <kon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2004 22:48:26 -0700

In that case, someone is getting ripped off (then again, ATI is not 
really the low-price-point offering for video cards anyway). 3 years ago 
we were testing Korean ATSC decoder cards for iBlast which had an entry 
point of $75.


Michael Hazarian wrote:
> On Jul 7, 2004, at 10:09 AM, Manfredi, Albert E wrote:
>>Craig Birkmaier wrote:
>>>I have been saying for several years that the price delta will be at
>>>least $300 for years to come.
>>Then how come Mark writes:
>>" - It might be worth noting that ATI's new HDTV Wonder
>>card, approximating the circuitry needed to add DTT reception
>>to a TV, retails for $199:
>>Clearly, if the separate PC card can be sold for under $200, a
>>built-in front end, without PCI backplane, should go for much
> You should note that this card is only a ATSC to MPEG2 stream 
> converter. It requires a "high end" (9600 or better) ATI video card to 
> decode and display the MPEG2 stream, so add on an additional $100 to 
> $500 (not counting the host PC).
> I think there is a good possibility that ATI is using this card as a 
> "loss leader" in an attempt to sell more ATI video cards. Also, being 
> the owner of NxtWave also helps bring down the price!
> Michael Hazarian
> Rx Productions
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