You mean all I need to do to get the Sopranos in HD (HD content) is to buy a DTT receiver? Funny, my MyHD card doesn't seem to tune into HBO, even when I connect it up to the analog cable feed. John Willkie > -----Original Message----- > From: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] > On Behalf Of Albert Manfredi > Sent: Sunday, December 24, 2006 11:47 AM > To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [opendtv] Re: Fewer than 2 Million have OTA DTV in US > > Bob Miller wrote: > > >Less Than 2 Million OTA Digital Users > > > >http://broadcastengineering.com/RF/hd-ota-viewers-1221/ > > > >That means less than 1.8% of the 110 million US households > >are receiving OTA DTV after NINE years. > > Bob, you just recycled an old article we already discussed last week. > What's > the deal? > > The interesting part of that article is that 19 percent of people watching > HDTV are getting their HDTV content from OTA sources. The other > interesting > part of Paxton's remarks was that people are resisting paying extra > monthly > fees for HD content, which of course they don't need to do if they use > DTT. > > The obvious conclusion to draw from this is that it behooves broadcasters > to > continue to transmit HDTV in their DTT multiplexes, and that doing so > should > increase their share of the TV audience as more and more households buy HD > sets (which they are doing), and refuse to pay more to their umbillical > services. But hey. Wouldn't it help if broadcasters had spots to explain > such simple little details on the air? > > Your railing about 8-VSB as a modulation has been way off base for years > now. The only part of the repetitive mantra that one can legitimately > wonder > about is why it's taking so long to get good receivers out on store > shelves, > except as strictly mandated by the FCC. (And the associated questions of > why > broadcasters and retailers continue to irefuse to promote their DTT > product, > etc. etc. as we have discussed many times). > > For example, in a recent rant, you explained the situation with the old- > tech > STBs USDTV was forced to rely on. You explained that the LG 5th gen STBs > for > USDTV never materialized. Instead of falling back on your old standby, > i.e. > blaming the modulation with absolutely no evidence that it's the problem, > you should be wondering why vendors are so adamant about their refusal to > support US DTT with up-to-date products. Why did LG stubbornly refuse to > make its 5th gen prototype solution available in FOTA DVRs, STBs, DVDRs? > You > never did answer that simple question with anything that made any sense. > There is absolutely no legitimate reason why solutions developed in 2002 > remain unavailable in products sold through the end of 2006, other than > strictly as integrated receivers in TV sets (and one, lone, Samsung > plain-jane STB, which only just appeared). The old favorite excuse of cost > has been proved to be without foundation *long* ago. > > I just hope that anyone making decisions on what to invest in does not > passively listen to baseless fairy tales. There's no substitute for using > your own head. > > Bert > subscribe in the subject line. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.