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

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2006 19:09:52 -0500

Bob Miller wrote:

> 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.

What do they have the aversion to? ATSC, or providing
hardware for non-subscription services, or some other
excuse we've yet to unfathom?

It's important to correlate cause and effect correctly.
It still could be the ever slipping date for analog
shutoff, and no coherent freeview package being offered
by broadcasters that is different from their analog
offerings, which causes manufacturers to invest in other

I will note that even without any concerted focus on
DTT by anyone, I can receive 13 multiplexes now. Even
with an MPEG-2 HD stream from each one, that could still
support at least 39 program streams. Not half bad.

As of now, each station is offering a different
combination of multicasts or, in a couple of cases, only
the -1 main channel. WB 54 from Baltimore even has a
music video subchannel.

By the way, it's really strange to me that NBC 4 in Wash
won't set their clock right. It's off by a whopping 4

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