[opendtv] Re: Invention: The TV-advert enforcer

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 17:18:35 -0400


What if the Broadcasters, mean and greed lot that we are, got the FCC to 
mandate Philips "TV-Advert Enforcer" chip to be installed in all TV sets, 
STBs, and recording devices?  Who are you going to buy your television from 

Lest you think this is far-fetched, I simply point to the Broadcast Flag.


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

> Aha, got it. They are selling this to broadcasters, not consumers. So,
> all that means is this: don't buy your next TV or recording device from
> a broadcaster.
> Okay, understood. I have never bought TVs from broadcasters anyway!!
> Meanwhile the FCC, in its oversight function, I trust will do the right
> thing for consumers.
> Bert

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