Personally, I think that there is a significant market for: 1. Small Video Cellphones on which the kiddies can watch music videos (or whatever) via headsets and would be a killer app with VIDEO GOGGLES (and if GOGGLES could do decent 3D, everyone would buy one). 2. Cellphone/Palm/PocketPC devices with screen sizes in the 5 to 10 inch region that can download video on demand or watch realtime....to while away the time while in queue, on the bus/subway/airplane. 3. The same Mobile TV screen could be used in more and more and more vehicles to not just distract the kiddies but also serve as a mobile Internet terminal so the passenger can work, check email, review restaurants menus, 3D Digital Cinema schedules, watch TV, whatever. I think the "Shakira" type demos to tiny Cellphone screens are missing the real potential of reliable broadcast (i.e. COFDM, MEDIAFLO, et.al.) to larger sub-notebook sized Terminals and the seemingly forgotten but equally plentiful full-sized Notebooks and even Desktop PC at homes and businesses. The same non-ATSC broadcast systems used to feed mini-videos to mini-screens can also be used to feed a variety of daily SD/HD movies and other programs that are selectively dumped to the much larger device's hard drive for possible replay at a later time...could even be on demand.....gee, sounds more and more like wireless IPTV... Mom jumps into the Exploder and the kiddies simply point to which program they want to watch (suitably authorized by Mom of course). No need for Mom to pre-record or transfer a disc/file from the home... the new Wiggles or Raven episode is already there by being on the automatic download list....and of course Mom will need to be able to designate which fav programs are to be save to be repeated over and over and over and over again.... And in all of this, my wife and I are still looking for an affordable mobile two-way videophone to replace my Lingo VoIP service ($23/mo for unlimited US, Canada & West Europe...other countries also available). 8-VSB??? Sure, it'll still be in use the by 10% (and shrinking) who don't buy into wonderful plentitude of services that monthly service fees buys you. T he real question is whether the local ad agencies are going to spend their money on this tight-wad lot....or move their cash to other venues... It all depends on which way the consumers re-orient their viewing habits. Which means whatever is cheap, effective and can be operated by a 3 year old.... <holl_ands> ========================================= Bob Miller <bob@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Always wondered what the broadcasters reaction would be when mobile DTV started to actually arrive. With both Qualcomm and Modeo talking of offering service in NYC this year we may find out. I know of one broadcaster who is starting to freak out on this and it is not Sinclair. http://www.tvtechnology.com/dlrf/one.php?id=1124 So does anyone expect mobile DTV on cell phones and Ipods etc. to co-exist with battery packed head beanie rotator antennas and 8-VSB in the US? I don't think so. I think 8-VSB goes away. Either we change the modulation or OTA "broadcasting" just whithers to where they sell off some more spectrum in a few more years. Sort of a vegetative state. Bob Miller --------------------------------- Yahoo! Photos Ring in the New Year with Photo Calendars. Add photos, events, holidays, whatever. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.