[opendtv] Re: EETimes.com - DVB ponders next-gen terrestrial DTV standard

  • From: Doug McDonald <mcdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2006 12:22:53 -0600

Mark Aitken wrote:

> Different parties, however, seem to have different visions for DVB-T2.
> One approach within the group is to focus DVB-T2 on delivering digital 
> TV to power-hungry mobile devices or on moving vehicles such as subways, 
> trains and buses. Others hope to see DVB-T2 as a vehicle to deliver 
> terrestrial high-definition TV to spectrums that will become vacant 
> after the shutoff of analog TV broadcasts.
> But could SSP end up competing against DVB-H?
> On the contrary, said Reimers, SSP could be a complement to DVB-H. "This 
> could be an answer to the unresolved issue of DVB-H," he said.
> Currently, the DVB-H network works well within urban areas. But 
> extending the coverage range beyond cities could be costly for mobile TV 
> network operators, he explained.
> Further, for satellite operators, DVB-H could serve as a virtual network 
> of terrestrial repeaters, said Reimers. 

Hmmmm .... looks like they are saying exactly what I have 
been saying about portable DVB ... "huge cities only". It 
will be fun to see if they can come up with a satellite 
system that actually delivers .... robustly .... video to
the non-huge-cities from satellite. XM and Sirius have
a hard enough time deliverin radio, and probably don't
get very far indoors in any case.

Doug McDonald
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