[opendtv] Re: Frames Per Second of 720P

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 10:32:35 -0400

John Shutt wrote:

> My feeble stab at it:
> In Europe, competing cell phone services use GSM, and sell SIM
> cards for service activation. The customer is free to purchase
> a GSM handset independent from purchasing service, and can port
> their instrument when switching service among providers.
> Therefore, customers buy handsets with the features they want.

Good point, and Tom made a similar point yesterday night.

> Since Verizon is opening up their network to third party
> handsets that they certify, perhaps that will allow people to
> buy phones equipped with ATSC M/H receivers and use them with
> their Verizon account, instead of being locked into only the
> phones that Verizon offers.

Which fits more into the DVB-T MP3 player model you mentioned. The
player is sold on its own merits, rather than being tied to one service
provider. That could just make the difference.

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