[opendtv] Re: Freeview realities

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 13:17:08 -0500

John Shutt wrote:

> Choice of modulation is what allows Australia, a country of
> 20 million people, to have "80 models of STBs for sale" while
> we have almost none in ATSC.

The funny thing is, in spite of all the evidence of global decoder
chipsets, global tuners, and easily integrated 8-VSB demods, is that you
and Bob continue to believe that the reason for this is the modulation

How about, just for example, if the difference were that in Australia,
the retailers are willing to market these boxes, while in the US, the
retailers are encouraged to hide them? That's just a conspiracy theory
example, but it illustrates that JUST MAYBE, it has nothing to do with

Or just maybe, US consumers are truly unwilling to use OTA TV, whereas
consumers in Australia know it exists?

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