And Zarlink was bought by Intel... (Nothing wrong with that, just an interesting point to be made. One must ask, "What does Intel want with a front-end manufacturer?"...wireless anyone?) Manfredi, Albert E wrote: >>As exampled by the prototypes that have been tested by >>Bob Miller, even 2005 STBs fail to live up to the LG >>prototype, so there still is something else to be solved. >> >> > >I think this is overstated, as you know. The problem was >solved, and I've only seen conjecture that the solution is >somehow too expensive. I think a good guess is that the >difference in the LG prototype was the tuner, yes? > >If so, you might be interested to look at the Zarlink web >site. Remember that a Zarlink employee co-authored that >interesting article from Digital TV DesignLine, where he >discussed what it took to make a tuner compliant with A/74. > >Well, gues what? Zarlink seems to have made an all-standards >tuner, probably the motivation for that article. It is >compatible with all their demods, ATSC, DVB-T, DMB-T. It >suggests an intriguing situation where DVB-T front ends are >designed to comply with A/74. > >Anyway, the point is that if the tuner was the difference, >these same good tuners would apply to all DTT receivers, so >the argument that they cost too much can't hold. Or at >least, not for very long. > >Bert > > -- ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> Regards, Mark A. Aitken Director, Advanced Technology <>< <>< <>< <>< <>< <>< <>< =================================== Sinclair Broadcast Group 10706 Beaver Dam Road Hunt Valley, MD 21030 Business TEL: (410) 568-1535 Business MOBILE: (443) 677-4425 Business FAX: (410) 568-1580 E-mail: maitken@xxxxxxxxxx Text PAGE: page.maitken@xxxxxxxxxx HTML PAGE: 4436774425@xxxxxxxxxx www.newscentral.tv www.sbgi.net =================================== If mankind were to resolve to agree in no institution of government, until every part of it had been adjusted to the most exact standard of perfection, society would soon become a general scene of anarchy, and the world a desert. ~ ~ ~ Alexander Hamilton ~ ~ ~ =================================== CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any files transmitted with it contain confidential information intended only for the person(s) to whom this email message is addressed. If you have received this email message in error, please notify the sender immediately by telephone or email and destroy the original message without making a copy. Thank you. *********************************** ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.