Manfredi, Albert E wrote: >John Shutt wrote: > > > >>Bull, Bert. First of all, you have zero experience at >>how well European receivers "really" work, and second >>of all you have zero experience at how well ATSC >>"really" works. >> >> > >You are perfectly free to think whatever you like, John. > >The truth is, if people here used the same professionally installed antennas >as they do in Euro contries, at heights way beyond any 30' level that people >like to carp about here (we are talking about typically 5 or 6 floor apartment >buildings in urban areas), there would be no >problem with even 1st gen ATSC receivers. Over there, the low power drives >them to these installations. And also >the fact that almost everyone lives in apartments rather than single family >homes (in urban areas). > >My bet is and has been that success, or lack thereof, of DTT will not depend >at all on whether you have DVB-T or >ATSC. I suppose broadcasters can make excuses if they feel they must. > >As much as I couldn't care less about football, the fact that ABC is not going >to broadcast Monday Night Football >OTA is far more likely to help speed up the demise of FOTA TV than any >modulation standard. If broadcasters >allow their most popular content to become available only on umbillical >services, it's laughable to hear them use >ATSC as the excuse why OTA isn't making it big. > >Bert > > Success has everything to do with the modulation. We have not been able to even offer a service because of the reception issue. Look at USDTV. No business plan including current broadcasters stand a chance sans must carry with current 8-VSB receivers at any power level. As I have said if 5th gen becomes a reality it might be possible. It is not a reality nine months after testing a decent prototype. And how many years after Linx? Or the original miracle chips of 1999. In the meantime success is being had by ventures using COFDM. Bob Miller ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.