[opendtv] Re: STB hunting

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 18:43:15 -0500

Cliff Benham wrote:

> HA!!!
> What percentage of sales do you think the Accurian box
> represents to Tandy on a national level?
> I assure you it is so small as to be less than dust.

Say whatever you want, but a nationwide market of upwards
of 40M units is nothing to sneeze at. Perhaps you're only
saying that we have to be closer to a real analog cutoff
date for that to materialize.

> It is a bother to them to have to deal with us bargain
> basement hunters who come in wanting these off the wall
> discintinued pieces of junk,  when they could be selling
> a DirecTV or Dish system and making some real profit.

First of all, the market for OTA boxes is roughly as big
as the market for DBS. About 20 percent of households.
And secondly, I am baffled by the traction negativism
seems to get. You weren't sounding quite so negative when
you first tried this little guy. Why the change of heart?

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