[opendtv] Re: News: DTV Converter Box announcements

  • From: "John Willkie" <johnwillkie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 09:56:18 -0800

When cable adds telephone to their service portfolio, they seem to get
serious about backup power.  Cox Cable San Diego puts in onan generators and
backup batteries every half-linear-mile or so.

John Willkie

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De: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] En
nombre de Barry Brown
Enviado el: Monday, January 28, 2008 7:44 AM
Para: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Asunto: [opendtv] Re: News: DTV Converter Box announcements

On Jan 27, 2008, at 9:16 AM, Craig Birkmaier wrote:

> At 1:43 PM -0500 1/26/08, Cliff Benham wrote:
>> Whether you think so or not, a portable TV that can receive  
>> current information in an emergency situation is a necessity, not  
>> a nicety.
> It is ONE of many sources of information. It is NOT a necessity,  
> any more than cable or DBS are a necessity. There are two real  
> issues here:
> 1. Is SOMEONE in your community providing the emergency information  
> you need during a crisis?
> 2.Do you have the ability to receive this information.

When power is out, cable and DBS are not available, unless you have a  
local power source and then good luck with cable. For most folk,  
there is no other option except receiving local channels OTA using a  
battery operated TV. In these situations, I would believe that locals  
are providing emergency information. Therefore battery operated ATSC  
receivers will almost be a necessity in 2009.

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