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

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 09:10:16 -0500

At 12:14 PM -0500 12/21/05, Bob Miller wrote:
>    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?

Never say never, but the numbers I am hearing say that an ATSC 
set-top box will need upwards of 15 watts for normal operation. The 
equalizer alone may come close to the power limit in NY and CA.

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