[opendtv] Re: CEA to FCC: Speed up DTV Tuner Requirement

  • From: Mark Schubin <tvmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 07 May 2005 08:05:15 -0400

CEA members make the TVs, not CEA, but that's a minor point.  The major 
point is the elimination of the 50% requirement (or the delaying of it 
by nine months, if you prefer).  That's beneficial to receiver 
manufacturers (and maybe to the public, as receivers get better and less 
expensive).

TTFN,
Mark


John Shutt wrote:

>The CEA makes the TVs.  If they want to include more ATSC receivers, then 
>they can and should simply do so.  Why would the CEA ask the FCC to FORCE 
>them to do so?
>
>John Shutt
>
>TV Technology News Bytes
>http://www.tvtechnology.com/dailynews/one.php?id=2941
>Date posted: 2005-05-06
>
>CEA to FCC: Speed up DTV Tuner Requirement
>
>The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is urging the FCC accelerate DTV 
>tuner mandate proposed by the FCC latest Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
>(NPRM) on DTV tuners.
>
>Currently, the FCC mandates that 50 percent of TVs in the 25-37-inch size 
>range include DTV tuners by July 1, 2005. In its comments to the FCC, the 
>CEA supports a requirement that 100 percent of these sets have DTV tuners by 
>March 1, 2006. CEA cited "unintended consequences" of the 50 percent 
>requirement--that it creates uncertainty in the marketplace and slows the 
>production needed to bring prices down, but that a100 percent deadline for 
>DTV tuners in 25- to 36-inch TV screens could speed up consumer migration to 
>DTV.
>
>On the flip side, stepping up the tuner mandate schedule could decrease the 
>number of TV receivers with ATSC tuners on the market and CEA notes that 
>manufacturers who are not sure of a definite deadline might produce monitors 
>without over-the-air capabilities.
>
>CEA is promoting education about the digital transition with the several Web 
>sites, such as antennaweb and www.ce.org/hdtv . 
>
>
> 
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