[opendtv] Re: STB hunting

  • From: John Golitsis <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 12:50:36 -0500

The question is, of those 64 models you note, how many are non- 
current?  It's not uncommon for a manufacturer to "carry over" a  
model from a previous model year.  I don't believe models like this  
would be in violation of the mandate, but I don't recall the exact  

On 23-Jan-06, at 12:41 PM, Mark Schubin wrote:

>  From the October 29 Monday Memo:
> - Later in this memo, there is a more thorough report on the Consumer
> Electronics Association (CEA) Fall HDTV Guide figures, but I  
> thought it
> worth noting a few here. According to their charts (some updated in
> September and others in October), there are now 312 TV models with
> integrated DTT reception capability for sale in the U.S., but there
> almost as many -- 308 models -- that have dropped analog tuners rather
> than add DTT. Furthermore, there are another 64 models 36-inch or  
> larger
> that have NTSC tuners but no DTT-reception capability, clearly  
> violating
> the "tuner" mandate. I did not do any calculations on 25-inch to 35- 
> inch
> models, only 50% of which are currently under the mandate.
> The URLs to the various CEA charts are in that memo.
> http://www.digitaltelevision.com/mondaymemo/mlist/

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