[opendtv] Re: Lawmakers Establish 2009 Deadline for Analog TV Phaseout

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 09:12:34 -0500

At 12:42 PM -0500 12/21/05, John Shutt wrote:
>Yes.  The current draw of the miracle 5th generation chips, when the mantra
>at the last Zenith/LG 8-VSB seminar I attended was "it's only silicon."
>Apparently running a set top Cray to combat multipath has energy use
>I find it more than a bit hypocritical of California to presume to regulate
>the power usage of ATSC set top boxes yet remain mute on the power
>consumption differences between a CRT and a Plasma display.

It's worse than that. In California and NY there are no power limits 
on set-top boxes for cable and DBS. Apparently they were concerned 
enough to lobby to protect their interests, while broadcasters were 
asleep at the wheel.

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