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

  • From: Tom Barry <trbarry@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 22:33:35 -0400

John Shutt wrote:

> If the US were to switch to DVB-T COFDM, would there be enough similarities 
> with a US DVB and an Australian HD DVB set top box to justify a company 
> building them for the US market, even given the same demand level as ATSC?
> I think it would be much more likely to be able to "piggy back" the R&D that 
> went into those Australian HD devices, and have product available here.
> John 

Yes.  I don't even know whether DVB-xx would be better.  But the 
most persuasive argument is that there the manufacturers have 
demonstrated a willingness to make boxes, instead of excuses.

That part is obviously a done deal.  So who are we to argue when 
Zenith/LG says that ATSC boxes cannot be marketed successfully?

- Tom
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