[opendtv] Re: Let them eat cake (and ATSC while they're at it)

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "OpenDTV (E-mail)" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 19:37:04 -0400

Bob Miller wrote:

> I personally believe that OTA is the cheapest route to
> the customer, that the ad part will be worked out and
> that OTA will flourish at the expense of cable and
> satellite. Of course this presupposes a decent
> modulation and compression technology and it wouldn't
> hurt if OTA also worked for the major new market for
> TV, mobile and portable.

So, perhaps aside from mobile for the time being, you
already have here all the ingredients you need.

The receivers you have been testing seem to work at
least as well as what Euro DTT users *actually*
experience, all propaganda aside. And in fact, probably
reception here is easier due to the much higher
transmitter power.

A service such as USDTV should have no trouble offering
their fare as pay-only and H.264 compressed. The
candidate standards for H.264 exist, and if they have
to offer their own STBs anyway, should be no big deal.

So go for it.

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