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

  • From: Kon Wilms <kon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 20:28:21 -0700

Bob Miller wrote:
> John Golitsis wrote:
>>>I don't want to be too much of a party pooper but we should remember
>>>that many of us on this list were very elated a year or so ago because
>>>of the Linx results.  And yet, for some reason, they are not yet on the
> According to the visiting LG engineers that was an incompatible version 
> of 8-VSB that was mobile. I have no idea what was involved to make that 
> video but it still freaked out at each overpass. Otherwise worked on an 
> open expressway.

Right. It topped out at 9Mbits (or was it 12, I forget). Anyhow, the 
only thing viable on it was Windows Media 720p @ 6Mbits, and a second 
feed @ VBR.

And even that was a bear to get working (I sat with the Tandberg and 
SpectraRep guys trying to get the Windows server to spit out packets at 
an MTU the Tandberg box could accept) -- Windows Media HD likes to 
jumbosize ethernet frames when it reaches a certain bitrate, as a way of 
getting around burstiness (most probably due to limitations within 
windows' scheduler).

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