[opendtv] Re: STB hunting

  • From: Bob Miller <bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 17:14:42 -0500

Confusion may be another reason for more monitors appearing. But at 
Costco today the display number increased to 24 from 22 and 5 of those 
now had HD tuners an increased from 3. Maybe something I said to the 
manager. Still no stand alone receivers.

Bob Miller

Mark Schubin wrote:

>Being at an airport at the moment, I haven't got time to look through 
>everything.  Feel free to go to the guide pages yourself to see.
>Here's one from this week's (coming) memo:
>Maxent MX-50X3
>Based on the web reviews, it's post-100% mandate, it has an NTSC tuner, 
>and it lacks DTT reception.  To me, that puts it in violation of the 
>mandate.  Do you have a different view?
>FYI, I am not the only person to note this.  Check out this Gary Arlen 
>piece in September:
>John Golitsis wrote:
>>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  
>>>that have NTSC tuners but no DTT-reception capability, clearly  
>>>the "tuner" mandate. I did not do any calculations on 25-inch to 35- 
>>>models, only 50% of which are currently under the mandate.
>>>The URLs to the various CEA charts are in that memo.

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