[opendtv] Re: Fw: Re: Post on alt.tv.tech.hdtv of interest today

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "OpenDTV (E-mail)" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 20:28:15 -0400

John Shutt wrote:

> No they aren't.  But with the exception of VHF, they
> are almost identical to the boxes sold in Australia.

Not really. The only additional feature the Aussie
boxes have that US boxes should also have is HD
capability. All the other differences are still there,
meaning that the US box would be unique.

> Lack of interest, or the understanding that all the
> magic isn't in the chipset but in a sophisticated RF
> section that would fit right in with mil spec gear,

Aha. That must be why you were complaining so bitterly
about the dual conversion tuners in the first
generation of Freeview STBs.

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