John Shutt wrote: > A simple yes or no: Have you watched the Bob Miller > video? John, a simple yes or no. Have you ever witnessed DVB-T in its home turf, or do you form all your opinions on promotional videos alone? > The lack of promotion of OTA digital is due directly > to the "wait just a bit longer for the generation > receiver that really works this time." As evidence, > I simply point to the glowing reports that Sinclair > gave the LG receiver, and the flurry of media stories > that came out soon after. Come now. If Sinclair were *the* sole OTA broadcaster in the entire US, you might have an argument. The NAB and its membership seem to continue to be more worried about cable carriage than anything related to OTA. I just don't buy this excuse. Where is the direct involvement of broadcasters in getting these good STBs to market and in promoting their OTA plants? > Broadcasters are more focused on cable carriage than > they are modulation standards. I have no idea why. > Networks decide where they place their content, not > Broadcasters. Indeed. So, by your reasoning, broadcasters take no active role in marketing good STBs, no active role in determining what programs they transmit OTA, no apparent interest in the OTA modulation standards they are being made to use, and yet you're satisfied that all the blame for the slow uptake of DTT goes to the ATSC? If I were to follow your logic, I'd put all the blame on broadcaster apathy. If Target and Walmart can have products with their brand names manufactured in China, why can't the broadcasters do the same thing? This is the era of *ODMs*, not OEMs. As I already explained, the reality of DTT reception in most DVB-T countries is nothing like the promotional videos you seem to put so much weight on. If DTT succeeds at all, it's because there are active participants in the process to make it succeed. Don't get me wrong. I'm not claiming that DTT over here can match cable or DBS. I just don't buy the excuse that the ATSC standard is why. As an excuse, it sounds pathetically lame. Bert ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.