[opendtv] Re: New Mobile HDTV Device Allows Consumers to Receive High-Definition and Digital Cable Broadcasts on Laptops

  • From: John Willkie <johnwillkie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 00:44:26 -0700 (GMT-07:00)

somewhat standard (at least for vc-backed companies) hype.  Everything you 
describe is portable operation, not mobile. I'll have to ask my customer about 
his mobile experiences (he knows the difference.)

John Willkie

-----Original Message-----
>From: Bob Miller <robmxa@xxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Oct 19, 2006 1:39 PM
>To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [opendtv] Re: New Mobile HDTV Device Allows Consumers to Receive 
>High-Definition and Digital Cable Broadcasts on Laptops
>
>I just called AutumnWave and asked what they mean by mobile.
>
>Scott, who answered the phone, said that he had never actually tried
>the unit mobile. Did have it on the seat next to him while driving
>once and, yes, it did cut in and out regularly. To paraphrase him, "
>its not like a DVD where you get a continuous video, but you can take
>it to a camp ground and even at some distance get decent reception. We
>just had a call from a customer who was amazed that he got reception
>of a ball game while in a camp ground".
>
>Scott said the owner or CEO of the company had tested it while driving
>he thought. Mobile is more like moving it from place to place he
>cautioned. But it will receive the signal while moving just not
>reliably.
>
>Bob Miller
>
>On 10/19/06, John Shutt <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I'm sorry, Bert, but I remember reading a press release from August 24th,
>> 1999 that said in part:
>>
>> "With the NXT2000 we've cracked the code for indoor and mobile reception,
>> shown that VSB is a robust and commercially viable standard, and paved the
>> way for mass market deployment of error-free digital TV,"
>>
>> Since this press release says in part:
>>
>> "In addition to offering mobile high-definition television,"
>>
>> you will pardon me if I don't take this particular receiver's performance at
>> their press release's word.  I've been waiting since 1999 for mobile
>> reception to materialize.
>>
>> John
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>
>> > Mark Aitken wrote:
>> >
>> > http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/1
>> > 0-17-2006/0004453407&EDATE=
>> >
>> > The referenced articles explain that this is an LG 5th gen based design,
>> > and the performance even in Manhattan appears to be as Mark Schubin
>> > described for the LG prototype STB. It also works for analog and digital
>> > cable TV (I don't think it has a CableCard feature).
>>
>>
>>
>>
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