[opendtv] Re: Toward digital TV

  • From: Doug McDonald <mcdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 08:50:26 -0600

Barry Wilkins wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I hope you will pardon a small diversion on the subject of "Toward digital
> TV" but I have just had long and complicated discussions with a Sky New
> Zealand technical representative as to why some of the channels they provide
> on their digital satellite DTH service have such abysmally poor image
> quality.

In the US it is trivial: thay are transmitting some 2500 channels
in inadequate bandwidth.

If our government were smarter, they would require that the two 
satellite services merge their physicl layer and compete only
on advertising, exclusive content, and price. This would double the
bitrate for every channel.

Doug McDonald
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