[opendtv] Re: Frames Per Second of 720P

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 10:14:32 -0400

Tom Barry wrote:

> The report wrote:
>> (b) there is no provision in the proposed ATSC standard for
>> auto-selection logic to have the DTV tuner default to the M/H
>> DTV signal
>> only when the main DTV signal is not available.236 Therefore,
>> at least for the period of consideration used in this report
>> (2008-2012), laptops are not considered a M/H DTV business
>> opportunity for broadcasters (but do constitute an
>> audience-expanding opportunity for the main DTV signal which,
>> in turn, could augment broadcaster advertising revenues)."
> Doe anybody understand this one? I don't see it essential to be
> in the standard as, first, there are yet no dual M/H laptop
> receivers and, second, a laptop receiver is probably software
> driven and could easily add this option if it seemed it would
> sell.

The report is simply trying to quantify the added revenue to
broadcasters from having M/H. It's not writing standards or limiting
what appliances may eventually support M/H.

> Finally, even a very stupid user could probably decide to
> change to another (M/H) channel if the full channel could not
> be received. I'd personally rather be in control of the process.

That was my point too, and it would be especially important to allow
user control if the M/H channel is NOT a simulcast of a normal channel.

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