[opendtv] Re: Optimizing the system

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 09:15:43 -0500

At 1:56 PM -0800 12/22/04, Dale Kelly wrote:
>Bert wrote:
>>  You have absolutely no logical economic reason to
>>  restrict HD quality to less than 1080 lines. The only
>>  valid excuse is RF channel or storage device capacity, as
>>  I've said all along, which is considered on a case by
>>  case basis.
>I believe that Bert has made his case logically and correctly.
>Does it require additional discussion?

I completely disagree. There is no justification for 1080P in a 
digital distribution system for the masses.

If you do not understand the discussion, I'd suggest you study the 
basic issues here. We are not migrating to a nation of homes with 
100" diagonal 1080P displays.


Just out of curiosity Dale...

When does your station plan on moving to 100% HD production of all 
local programming and commercials?

And when do you plan to return your NTSC channel?

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