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

  • From: Bob Miller <bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 20:06:06 -0400

All of the parties we are dealing with know these "possible" facts. Any 
of them can do the same. My doing it solves nothing. In the end they 
have to make the receivers. I have mentioned this to each of them with 
little reaction. I think there is more to it than just switching chips. 
For example I have asked for another prototype like the one last summer 
so we could compare the new receivers we are testing at the same time. 
As Mark says things are different now.  It seems difficult for this to 
be produced.

Bob Miller

John Golitsis wrote:

>Well, for the umpteenth time, it was said that the LG receiver was  
>their 4200 with the 4th gen chip replaced with a 5th gen chip.  They  
>are apparently of the exact same size and pinout.  So why not get  
>your butt in gear, by a 4200, get someone with the appropriate  
>equipment, and replace the chip?  Worse case is it'll blow up and  
>you're out $300.  Best case is you have your own LG 5th gen prototype  
>for others to pick apart and figure out why it works so well.
>On 16-May-05, at 5:00 PM, Bob Miller wrote:
>>One of three correspondences ongoing. Why can't LG just duplicate  
>>prototype? Or make a receiver based on it? You wouldn't think this  
>>take nine months of back and forth. It sure didn't with COFDM in 1999.
>>In fact we were invited to Europe, wined and dined by numerous  
>>and everything seemed possible. ATSC is the art of the everlastingly
>>impossible and the dragging of feet and the grudgingly participation.
>>About nobody being interested in a word.

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