I've seen FCC (et.al.) statistics re percentages of (US) households who: 1) own "DTVs" (e.g. capable of receiving ATSC), 2) subscribe to digital SAT (HD portion unknown), 3) subscribe to digital Cable (HD portion unknown), 4) subscribe to "other" digital MVPD and 5) depend on OTA (14% includes analog & some DTV) as sole source of signals. However, I can't recall seeing any statistics re percentage of households actually USING DTV....and whether it is a supplement to an existing Cable/Sat/Other MVPD subscription..... Does anyone have any references to surveys re actual OTA DTV penetration....and HD penetration for SAT & Cable???? Or guesses re these carefully hidden secrets???? holl_ands ============================================= "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Bob Miller wrote: >> The percentage of OTA TV users in the US is almost >> positively higher than that of, for example, Germany. > Households in Germany are at 38 million The penetration > is 13.2%. We are only talking of OTA digital here. I specifically said OTA users, analog and digital. In the US, it is almost certainly higher than in Germany. Numbers greater than 30 percent as a total, and 15 percent as households depending solely on OTA TV. That beats the 9 (prior to transition) or 13 percent numbers bandied about for Germany. Meaning, the potential for DTT users in the US, should analog be summarily shut off as it was in Germany, is certainly there. > IBOC is COFDM. Maybe that has something to do with it. Let me see if I follow your logic. IBOC sales, and IBOC equipment availability, were miserable for the past couple of years, when broadcasters have been transmitting IBOC. According to the Sangean marketing rep, demand spiked only within the past 2 months. That coincides with the on-air promotion campaign for IBOC. And still you find it necessary to believe COFDM is the reason? Astounding. > Cable and satellite won't let them [promote DTT]???? BS!! A broadcaster stated that on this list. I tend to believe him. Sorry. Bert --------------------------------- Sponsored Link $420,000 Mortgage for $1,399/month - Think You Pay Too Much For Your Mortgage? Find Out!