[opendtv] Re: Freeview realities

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 16:47:45 -0500

----- Original Message ----- From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>

To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 1:17 PM
Subject: [opendtv] Re: Freeview realities

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?

Bert, Occam's razor. Australia has a ton of boxes. They're a DVB country. Italy has tons of boxes. They're a DVB country. The UK has tons of boxes, too. They are a DVB country. The United States has very few boxes. They are an ATSC country.


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