[opendtv] Re: Toward digital TV

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 16:54:01 -0500

Bob Miller wrote:

> And if COFDM had been allowed in 2000 those same retailers
> would be incentivized by companies like USDTV to offer
> their services with FREE OTA receivers. There would be a
> number of such companies and most retailers would be more
> than happy to make money with OTA just as they are with
> cable and satellite.

And exactly why isn't this fairy tale scenario happening with
good latest generation ATSC receivers, then?

If products can only be sold by means of kickbacks or
(essentially) bribes, what makes DVB-T any more amenable to
such marketing techniques?

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