[opendtv] Re: Visit at Best Buy

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 10:16:45 -0500


We are a digital broadcaster, and with the several examples of consumer STBs 
we have,  to a unit each one requires a complete channel scan as the ONLY 
way to enter a digital station.  Some of the early ones will even wipe out 
any previously discovered stations if they happen to be off air at the time. 
Not very conducive to those who have to use an antenna rotor to tune in 
different stations.  However, an early generation flaw in the unit's 
software, I grant.

Telling our digital viewers we are on UHF channel 55 is meaningless to them 
since all the consumer will ever see is 23-1 and 23-2 as a channel number. 
They will never see the number 55 anywhere, they cannot enter the number 55 
(at least on the Samsung, Zenith, and Sony examples we have here) so why 
advertise "Digital 55"?


John Shutt

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ralph P. Manfredo" <rmanfredo@xxxxxxxx>

> Here in Silicon Valley, where we get in excess of 15-OTA TV channels, only
> one broadcaster informs the viewing public what channel number to find
> digital programming.  The TV channel that announces Digital on Channel so
> and so is not even one of the four top networks. 

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