[opendtv] Re: Over the air updates for STB's

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 18:23:50 -0500

Why not?  For the reasons I stated earlier:  Too many different 
broadcasters, too many different boxes, too much potential liability.  I 
sure as heck doesn't want to be the broadcaster that distributes some bum 
code that makes all brand X boxes in my market go dark, and have all those 
viewers upset.  I don't care how much the STB manufacturer paid me to 
carousel their data.

In a closed system like USDTV, where you are assured of the universe of 
STBs, AND you control the transmission of data, AND you suffer the 
consequences if you lock up 10,000 boxes in a market, sure.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>

> (In one case, one
> of these driver updates gave me the dreaded blue
> screen. In the CE world, that would really be
> annoying.)
> Bert

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