[opendtv] Re: The Potential of OTA DTV

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 19:51:13 -0400


I've spent most of my time on this list since 1999 lamenting on the 
potential of DTV that is being wasted because we have stubbornly stuck with 
ATSC instead of switching to COFDM and DVB-T.

I'm an odd duck as well.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <dgrimes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> When I say "The potential of OTA DTV", part of that is considering AVC and
> VC-1 encoding.  There is a lot of potential in 19.4Mb/s over 24 hours a
> day!  How media is sent, what is sent with it, and even the delivery 
> models
> can change.  Heck, even the timeline of delivery can change!  If you are
> sending VC-1 or AVC encoded material, that is close to 10x faster than 
> real
> time.  Again, I am saying POTENTIAL and not REALIZED.

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