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

  • From: Bob Miller <bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 14:39:30 -0500

That is a good question as the future of broadcasting changes.

But at the moment broadcasters do allow DBS to broadcast to mobile 
receivers. Not the best, not as good as a comprehensive terrestrial 
network but non the less mobile and being sold today.

What do broadcasters charge DBS?

And if you have DBS and a big enough hard drive in your car or cell 
phone then you can record whatever is being broadcast and play it back 

So how long does the current Verizon or Apple plans last? Or does the 
current model of must carry/retransmission consent cave first?

Or do they both last which would be a testament to the willingness of 
the public to pay for what they forgot to record.

That is the one I believe will happen, both. The public is willing to 
pay for convenience, it is a very big market. After all they don't copy 
books from the library they buy them.

Bob Miller

John Golitsis wrote:

>Oh good, you're just as confused as I am over John's last comment.
>Smart is to Mercedes Benz (who offers SUVs) as DVB-H is to ATSC.   
>Related, but catering to completely different markets.
>Even if there was an ATSC mobile "mode", do you really think the  
>networks would allow you to broadcast their material that way?  How  
>much does Verizon and Apple (for example) pay them to address the  
>mobile market?  How much do you?  How much would you?
>On 22-Dec-05, at 11:33 AM, Mark Aitken wrote:
>>What do I and smart cars have in common? Did I miss something?
>>And, oh, by the way, Smart Cars are safer than most SUV's...

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