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

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 10:53:38 -0500

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Golitsis" <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> There is something seriously wrong with you.
> On 22-Dec-05, at 10:41 AM, Bob Miller wrote:
>> Another reason to switch to COFDM?

No there isn't.  There is still something seriously wrong with ATSC.


Philips Introduces DVB-H Front-End Solution for U.S. Market

Philips Electronics last week introduced a complete DVB-HDTV [sic] front-end 
receiver solution for the U.S. market. The BGT211 features low-power 
consumption and does not require any external components. The DVB-H receiver 
is designed for use with DVB-H systems such as the one being constructed 
United States by Crown Castle. This follows Philips' introduction of a 
complete TV-on-mobile solution for Europe. Philips is currently sampling the 
BGT211 receiver to top cellular phone and small portable TV device 

Will Strauss, president and technology analyst at Forward Concepts, said, 
"Philips is paving the way for TV-on-mobile, enabling consumers to connect 
to live TV, as well as pictures, movies and music, all while on the move."

He explained that by supporting the most widely accepted standards in 
TV-on-mobile, DVB-H and Digital Video Broadcast, Philips would be furthering 
global standardization efforts.

Michael Schueppert, president of Crown Castle Mobile Media, said, "We 
believe Crown Castle Mobile Media's ownership of unencumbered nationwide 
spectrum will make our planned deployment of a high quality, reliable DVB-H 
network possible in the United States. We also have unique expertise across 
wireless network, broadcast and content platform operation that is necessary 
to bring this innovative rich media service to market."

Crown Castle Mobile Media anticipates delivering live video and audio 
programming to consumer handsets, laptops and portable media players in 
major markets.

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