[opendtv] Re: Integrated DTV PSIP

  • From: Bob Miller <bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2005 23:11:39 -0500

Manfredi, Albert E wrote:

>Bob Miller wrote:
>>Do a search on Ebay for "Freeview". See all the omni
>>antennas being sold with Freeview antennas for the UK
>>where the highest transmitter power is 20 kW ERP and
>>the average power for a transmitter has to be like 3
>Then, obviously, that would work far better here, where
>transmitter power will be less of an issue.
>On the other hand, I would challenge anyone in Elkton MD
>to receive their "local" Baltimore stations with a low
>gain omni, and transmitter power down to 3 KW. In Europe,
>of course, they wouldn't be expected to. Because in
>Europe they use translators all over the place, as any
>decent OTA infrastructure would do.
>Over here, the broadcasters are happier to expect their
>Congressmen to enforce must-carry, and depend on their
>customers to rely on third party service providers to
>deliver their TV fix.
>>They seem to be selling a lot of simple omni antennas
>>for both mobile and fixed reception there even though
>>they have the old 2K COFDM.
>2K COFDM, at 64-QAM, should be roughly equivalent to a
>Linx receiver.
Not even close. Have you ever tested a Linx receiver?

Bob Miller
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