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

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 14:57:54 -0400

So you admit that ATSC is basically worthless for anything other than fixed 
antennas?  Say goodbye to OTA broadcasting if that is the case.

By the way, PBS member stations and the NCTA already signed a landmark 
agreement to have all subchannels carried on cable nationwide.  So we 
already did "force" cable carriage.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doug McDonald" <mcdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

> You would not sacrifice the ABILITY to do anything.
> But we know that you really want to transmit as many crappy
> SD channels as possible ... IF you can force cable carriage,
> of course. Our local PBS station has actually said that,
> in so many words. Of course, this presupposes they get on the
> air before losing their license! "The encoders are ordered".
> Well, I should hope so given how much warning of the
> digital transmission they have had!!! I would have hoped
> that they would have actually orderend them years ago!
> Doug McDonald

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