No HM involved. Bob Miller John Shutt wrote: >Doug, > >Yes it can because that is EXACTLY what I have been flapping my gums about >since 1999 on this list! DVB-T provides, me, the broadcaster, with a huge >knob on the side of my transmitter that reads "More robust, less bitrate" at >one end, and "Less Robust, More Bitrate" at the other. And I, as the >broadcaster, can turn that knob as it suits me, my business model, and my >terrain. > >ATSC is fixed at one spot, and as has been demonstrated for the past 7 >years, too far clockwise on the dial. As we see, E-VSB is going nowhere. >The ATSC itself basically killed E-VSB with the restrictions they placed in >the standard as to how many total bits a broadcaster is allowed to dedicate >to the robust stream, and what video resolution can be used in the robust >stream. Purely political, not technical, decisions that sunk that ship as >it slid down the slipway. > >I have said for YEARS that even if the miracle chips ever became a >reality,( as they apparently have as long as a mil spec front end is used, >ala the LG Cold Fusion prototype that so far can't be reproduced by anyone >else,) it still won't provide mobile, or datacasting to mobile devices, or >the newly developed DVB-H to hand held devices. > >Bob's demo showed 4 SD streams, and did not use HM modulation. I would much >rather deliver 12 Mbps to everyone than 19 Mbps to half of my potential >audience. > >John > >----- Original Message ----- >From: "Doug McDonald" <mcdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxx> > > > >>John .... that demo CANNOT be compared to ATSC ***AT ALL*** >>because it is much less than 19.3 Mb/sec. Mobile, bitrate >>matters, and matters a lot ... independant of power. >>And that was not a "low power" scenario .... because >>Bob never drove very far from the transmitter. He never, >>for example, was at least a few miles beyond the LOS horizon. >> >>Doug McDonald >> ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.