[opendtv] Re: Let the games begin

  • From: John Willkie <johnwillkie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 16:59:45 -0800 (GMT-08:00)

bob, do you know how to quote from somebody's post, and add your own comments, 
then post it?

If so, could you please point out in the screed below where you have done this?

This is the second time today that I've gotten a post from you that quoted 
another post, added nothing that I could find -- nothing was flagged -- then 
posted it.

I read the original post.  If you add nothing, why do you post?

John Willkie

-----Original Message-----
>From: Bob Miller <robmxa@xxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Nov 14, 2006 6:20 AM
>To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [opendtv] Re: Let the games begin
>
>On 11/14/06, Tom Barry <trbarry@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Yes, I agree, for the 8vsb transition we should "stay the course" and
>> show one way or the other in 2009 exactly how well the current ATSC
>> standard can work.  We are down to only a couple years now, so let's
>> just do it.
>>
>> Then, in 2010, we can re-evaluate and grade how well we have done
>> compared with the rest of the world.  If Bert is correct then by that
>> time we should have compatible ATSC converters for $50 that work fine
>> with rabbit ears.  Hopefully we will also have VCR/PVR's that allow us
>> the expected functionality with OTA.  The market will either provide or
>> ATSC will get voted off the island and we can then do something else.
>>
>> Practically anything is preferable to further delay.
>>
>> - Tom
>>
>>
>> Bob Miller wrote:
>> > My point, Doug Lung's point was that legacy receivers are a problem
>> > when designing DOCRs. Even if 5th gen receivers work perfect with
>> > DOCRs the legacy receivers hold back their use.
>> >
>> > Until you can design a DOCRs that will work with legacy receivers you
>> > can't use DOCRs based on the legacy receiver is holy theory.
>> >
>> > But you need DOCRs for a successful DTV HDTV transition according to Doug.
>> >
>> > Catchy 22.
>> >
>> > Legacy receivers are bad. But you can't get rid of them and they are
>> > increasing in numbers everyday. What to do what to do.
>> >
>> > I guess we are just stuck with a dead OTA. But above all we must stay
>> > the course.
>> >
>> > Bob Miller
>> >
>> > On 11/13/06, Albert Manfredi <bert22306@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Bob Miller wrote:
>> >>
>> >> >One other little problem with legacy receivers and the
>> >> >future/present needs of the US DTV spectum.
>> >> >
>> >> >Doug Lung in "China's new DTV Standard and DOCRs" brings
>> >> >up the troubling need for DOCRs. He thinks they are required
>> >> >for a successful OTA HDTV future.
>> >>
>> >> For the record, I didn't buy your other arguments, but we've been over
>> >> them
>> >> time and time again.
>> >>
>> >> What you need for digital OCRs is a reasonable amount of pre-echo
>> >> tolerance,
>> >> where the amount of pre-echo tolerance you have is proportional to how
>> >> much
>> >> power the OCR can transmit, compared with the power density in that
>> >> location
>> >> generated by the main transmitter. This is the same consideration you
>> >> have
>> >> to give to SFNs that use unsynchronized transmitter.
>> >>
>> >> The safe way to design this sort of network is to use what the French
>> >> call
>> >> the umbrella configuration. The big stick is used for the bulk of
>> >> coverage
>> >> (e.g. the Eiffel Tower), and the OCRs are low powered enough that they do
>> >> not interfere with each other and don't radiate so far that the main
>> >> transmitter will create what looks like strong pre-echo many usec
>> >> prior to
>> >> the repeated signal.
>> >>
>> >> The 5th gen receivers can stand strong pre-echo out to roughly 15 usec or
>> >> so, realistically, which means that beyond 3 miles from the OCR, you
>> >> really
>> >> want that repeated signal to become weak compared with the main
>> >> transmitter's signal. That's so the main transmitter will again seem like
>> >> the dominant signal, and the OCR will create a benign post-echo. As the
>> >> relative power of the pre-echo drops, 5th gen receivers can tolerate
>> >> quite a
>> >> bit of pre-echo. Like -50 usec.
>> >>
>> >> The CRC demoed these in Ottawa, using the LG 5th gen demod. They got good
>> >> results with two OCRs creating coverage that overlapped with the main
>> >> transmitter, which is not half bad.
>> >>
>> >> Yes, this is a strong suit of COFDM -- pre-echo tolerance -- although 1st
>> >> and 2nd generation DVB-T receivers (according to the French CSA document
>> >>
>> >> http://www.csa.fr/pdf/Rapport-GT2-Aspects_Radiofrequence_de_la_TNT.pdf
>> >>
>> >> Section 2.3.1.5) also had trouble with pre-echo tolerance.
>> >>
>> >> It is of course not unreasonable to expect that as time goes by, as
>> >> things
>> >> change, people will require STBs even if they own an integrated set.
>> >> We have
>> >> discussed this many times too. If AVC is introduced, for example. I think
>> >> OCRs or gap fillers can be used with 8-VSB, and would be easiest to
>> >> implement when terrain masks the main transmitter's signal. Like in a
>> >> valley. Using directional antennas with the OCR helps too. No matter
>> >> 8-VSB
>> >> or COFDM, designing a solid multi-transmitter single channel network
>> >> in no
>> >> trivial task.
>> >>
>> >> Bert
>> >>
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