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. > >Bert > >----------------------------------- >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 >standards. > >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. > >All material on this site Copyright 2006 CMP Media LLC. >All rights reserved. > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.