[opendtv] Re: LG, Samsung unveil DVB-H, Media FLO phones

  • From: Bob Miller <bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2006 16:39:08 -0500

While they seem to want to put their minds to MediaFlo, DVB-H, T-DMB and 
ISDB-T, they seem to have some aversion to ATSC.

Bob Miller

Albert Manfredi wrote:

>I think this article shows just how much of a hindrance
>physical layer differences can be -- or not be. If CE
>manufacturers put their mind to it, that is.
>LG, Samsung unveil DVB-H, Media FLO phones
>Sean Shim
>(01/02/2006 8:59 AM EST)
>URL: http://www.eetimes.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=175800374
>SEOUL, South Korea — Battling to preempt the world’s
>mobile broadcasting-enabled phone market, LG Electronics
>Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. simultaneously
>announced Monday (Jan. 2) they have developed the first
>handset models based on the DVB-H and Media FLO
>mobile broadcasting standards.
>LG said in a statement that it will unveil its DVB-H (digital
>video broadcasting-handheld) and Media FLO (forward link
>only) phones at the 2006 International Consumer
>Electronics Show (CES) this week.
>The DVB-H standard, developed by Nokia Corp, supports
>wireless communications frameworks such as GSM, GPRS
>and W-CDMA, which collectively cover 70 percent of the
>global mobile telecommunications service market.
>LG said that unlike the existing DVB-H terminals based on
>so-called Smart Phone technology, its handset model
>receives QVGA-level DVB-H broadcasting content.
>It added its Media FLO phone was designed to satisfy the
>Qualcomm-led Media FLO standard based on the
>synchronous 3G mobile telecommunications technology,
>dubbed CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO.
>LG expected its Media FLO phone to get a boost in the
>United States as Verizon Wireless, the second-biggest
>mobile phone operator in the country, plans to launch
>Media FLO-based broadcasting services in September.
>Shortly after LG’s announcement, Samsung Electronics,
>the world's third-largest handset maker, also said that it
>has developed its own Media FLO phones, also based
>on the CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO technology, and will
>demonstrate them at CES.
>Samsung claims that it has completed developing its
>mobile handset line-up geared to all broadcasting
>There are currently four mobile broadcasting standards
>in the world– South Korea’s digital multimedia
>broadcasting (DMB), Media FLO of the U.S., DVB-H of
>Europe and Japan’s ISDB-T. The Japanese technology
>is only for domestic use.
>Leading the world’s mobile broadcasting services,
>South Korea launched satellite and terrestrial DMB in
>May and December, respectively, last year.
>The two Korean mobile phone makers’ neck-and-neck
>competition reflects their aggressive move to make
>inroads into the European and American markets
>where mobile broadcasting services are poised to kick
>off this year.
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