[opendtv] Re: [Brazilian] Government threatens digital TV manufacturers

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 09:24:20 -0400

This STB of Bert's is meant to be "coupon compliant" so it by law cannot have a true HD output. Since the highest resolution output it is allowed to have is S-Video at 480i (component output at any resolution including 480p is a disqualifying feature) then decimation is an acceptable downconversion technique.


----- Original Message ----- From: "John Willkie" <johnwillkie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Nothing in the word "decodes" precludes decimation; decimation is just one
of the easiest techniques to discard extra bits when you down-rez. "Decodes
MP@HL" just means "you can see content that was encoded in HDTV."

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