[opendtv] Re: Truthiness 2

  • From: "Allen Le Roy Limberg" <allimberg@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 12:15:46 -0500

Mr. Weiss claims the broadcasters are not well represented at the ATSC,
which is instead dominated by CE manufacturers.  His point of view may be
colored somewhat because CE manufacturers are by and large less enthusiastic
about his SFN work than broadcasters are.

Most of the broadcasters have little but wishes and paperwork generation to
bring to the ATSC table.  They have not put themselves into a position to
make technical contributions. There is not very much incentive for CE
manufacturers to do work on OTA DTV, since there are better financial
prospects in other technologies.  Most CE manufacturers send representatives
just to keep abreast of what's going on.

Since the demise of RCA, there has been no company involved in all aspects
of the TV business.  The broadcasters have expected CE manufacturers to do
all their R & D work with no up-front payoff.  They should have funded a
private R & D lab, like Bell Labs to do their system work and obtain patents
assigned to a corporation set up to license CE manufacturers.

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