[opendtv] Re: The Potential of OTA DTV

  • From: Kon Wilms <kon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 19:26:31 -0700

On Wed, 2005-05-25 at 22:01 -0400, Bob Miller wrote:
> >Future past, perhaps? ;-) It is interesting though how this particular
> >niche seems to re-invigorate itself every 4 or so years. (MyTV...
> >Starburst... Win9x sidebar+MFTP... Clevercast... Cyberstar... Geocast...
> >DotCast... iBlast... ).
> >
> >Its all about what content you have - the technical delivery aspects are
> >moot and quickly forgotten.
> >
> ALL DOA RIP Thanks to 8-VSB, Viacel Non starter because of 8-VSB. 
> Reasons, cost of receivers, no mobile or portable capability and to many 
> problems with fixed reception.
> Only hope is for decent fixed reception with magic as yet to be produced 
> 5th gen receivers.
> Content has never been a problem. Technical aspects have been all.

Good rant, however one problem:

The majority of these systems/technologies were not even using 8VSB for



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