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

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 15:33:57 -0500

Bob Miller wrote:

>Craig wrote:

>> These limits were determined using European DVB boxes with SD
>> resolution. The in-use limit of 9 watts is too low for an
>> ATSC box with HD decoder.

> Or as California hopes all receivers will be made to comply
> with their law. Congress was worried that this would increase
> the cost of their $50 receiver. Is there a physical law that
> would preclude the building of an HD 8-VSB box that works at
> the power levels prescribed by these laws?

The Accurian manual says "less than 22 W maximum." It doesn't
specify standby power. Cutting the max draw in half ought to
be doable, e.g. with greater integration or just more careful
power management. How hard such savings are to achieve depends
entirely on how hard they tried to reduce power draw already.

My guess is that the folks at Humax probably did not expend too
much creative effort on that, because it wasn't a requirement.

But I agree with John Shutt that it seems silly to get fixated
on the receiver, when the displays have been getting so much

Instead of outlawing something so insignificant, ESPECIALLY in
states like California, why don't they obsess over their hot
tubs and swimming pools, for heaven's sake? Never mind the
vehicles they allow on the roads?

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