[opendtv] Re: News: DTV Converter Box announcements

  • From: "Bob Miller" <robmxa@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 11:52:56 -0500

"Digital FOTA radio seems to be doing fine too." Thus you imply that OTA DTV
is doing fine also? Now?

Lets wait and see what happens once these converters start hitting the
shelves. So far OTA DTV is doing dismal.

Bob Miller

On Jan 8, 2008 10:36 AM, Manfredi, Albert E <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>

> http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6517714.html?display=Breaking
> +News&referral=SUPP&nid=2228
> In spite of the incessant moaning about govt programs, sometimes that's
> what it takes to get everyone off their behinds. In this case, that
> would primarily be the CE vendors. The same heppened in Germany, when
> local govts there set immediate and hard deadlines.
> Apparently, response to the coupon program has been huge. Just as
> happened in Germany, this might make people try DTT out, even if they
> remain tethered to systems that keep on taking. The price sure is right.
> Germans had to deal with $200 STBs initially, looks like here they will
> be either free, or maybe cost $60 (non-coupon-compliant) with built-in
> PVR. Still an incredibly good deal.
> Digital FOTA radio seems to be doing fine too.
> Bert
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