[opendtv] Re: News: DTV Boxes Could Cost $1 Billion

  • From: "John Golitsis" <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 09:41:02 -0400

Get real!  If it doesn't work, return it.  But if it works, who cares if
there's something newer and better on the market?

Can I return my 5 year old Pentium 400 because it doesn't perform as well as
a current model?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nick Kocsis" <kocsis_nick@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

> You have brought up an interesting question as to how the consumer who has
> already bought into the current 8VSB receiver technology,  whether
> integrated into the TV itself or a set top box, would have a claim against
> the FCC for having adopted a standard for DTV that has been proven to be
> substandard (i.e. not equal in performance to NTSC).    The five years
> it has taken to design and develop a working (i.e. equal or better than
> NTSC) receiver that is now acknowledged by all may get the notice of
> Consumer's Union and Ralph Nader who will in all likelihood put the case
> before the public for compensation to early adopters.

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