[opendtv] Re: The tragedy of FireWire: Collaborative tech torpedoed by corporations

  • From: Ron Economos <w6rz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:21:28 -0700

I worked extensively with Firewire back in 2002 when I developed D-VHS decks with JVC. Even back then at its peak, I knew it was on it way out (especially for A/V applications).

When I had to get a new cable box (a Pace RNG110) for the Comcast H.264 upgrade last year, I tested the IEEE1394 port. It was active, but the bitstream being emitted way out of specification. No D-VHS deck could possibly process that stream.

Sad. :)


On 06/22/2017 08:07 PM, Monty Solomon wrote:

The tragedy of FireWire: Collaborative tech torpedoed by corporations

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