[opendtv] Re: News: Barton: 2009 Analog-Cutoff Date 'Frozen'

  • From: Bob Miller <bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 17:28:35 -0400

Manfredi, Albert E wrote:

>John Shutt wrote:
>>I'm sure LG can't wait to get an order from the Government
>>for 73 million 5th generation STBs at $50 each.  I'm also
>>sure they will outperform the Cold Fusion demonstrator
>>that seems to have fallen off the face of the earth.
>I'm fairly certain of both of those points too, and that
>other companies will get into the act more quickly, either
>with the LG chip or with competing chips (for example, where
>have Micronas and ST been hiding lately, or Motorola which,
>according to Jay Cordova's brother anyway, had a very decent
>STB out there already?).
>But also, I would expect that when faced with the new and
>imminent reality, broadcasters will start thinking in terms
>of competing intelligently in the digital distribution, and
>will create through competition what Freeview and mabb have
>created through "central planning."
>Free market advocates always claim that competition can
>outdo central planning every time. Let's see.
Better than Freeview would have already happened in the US if we had a 
decent receiver.

Installing the first PCI card today to arrive today.

Bob Miller

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