[opendtv] Re: Toward digital TV

  • From: Bob Miller <bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 17:23:27 -0500

Part of Zarlink, not all.

Bob Miller

{Mark Aitken wrote:

>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.

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