Bob Miller wrote: > I was on the phone with Linx minutes after I first heard > of their test in Chicago. When Sinclair told us to look > at the latest 5th gen receiver from LG we were on the > phone with them and Hisense within the hour and before > we even tested. When Mark Aitken says something is worth > looking at I believe him though it was a painful process. > > We are the only entity that is actively testing 8-VSB > receivers today. Doesn't it strike anyone as odd that a > start-up is the only company looking for decent 8-VSB > receivers. Yes indeed. That's the point I have been trying to make to Mr. Shutt, evidently with no success. > I have been in DC three times in the last few weeks and > Congress has NO interest in this problem. The FCC is > looking into receiver issues? Broadcasters other than > Sinclair? > > I have a painful time just getting the attention of LG > or other companies who are in the process of producing > these receivers. None of them seem to have a clue or > care that there is a problem. > > The simple truth is that very few people are interested > in OTA in the US. I, for one, applaud your efforts in this regard. Others prefer to sit back and just blame the standard. As to mobility. Frank Eory tested a 1st gen Motorola at speeds up to 65 mph, IIRC. And there was that 2-VSB mobile test in Las Vegas a couple of years ago, with zero zip convolutional FEC. That's the one where Kon showed that a small movement of the van, when the van was stationary in a deep signal null, was enough to restore the signal. Diversity antennas would have done the same thing, without moving the van. And the tradeoff between lower modulation modes, like 2-VSB, and higher modes with greater convolutional FEC, like regular 8-VSB or the even more extreme E-VSB approach, was never made. Good use of the existing PN training sequence, coupled with symmetric echo tolerance of the newer gen receivers, should be just what the doctor ordered. Oh, and my agenda is for a DTT system that works and offers reasonably good programming. If broadcasters are happy to let their popular shows go elsewhere, I'm not very sympathetic with lame excuses about modulation. 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.