[opendtv] Re: wm trials at different telcos using wm series

  • From: "Gary Hughes" <ghughes@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 11:03:48 -0400

My mistake. I was thinking "set tops" when Ron was talking silicon.

FWIW, I saw lots of people using reference set tops from folks like
to demonstrate their gear, with a few glitches (which were naturally=20
attributed to the other person's kit). I saw a lot of folks displaying
their "H.264 compatible set tops" but when pressed were either streaming
MPEG-2 video to them, or were using a PC behind the curtain to drive the
display. And I saw a couple of pre-production STBs that were actually
decoding H.264 or VC1 but whose production run was in the single digits.
It is very early days for set tops.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx=20
> [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kon Wilms
> Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 11:05 PM
> To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [opendtv] Re: wm trials at different telcos using wm series
> I saw the Sigma, A/D, Equator and Ateme=20
> chipsets/cards/reference platforms and they didn't look buggy=20
> to me, and I didn't notice any performance issues.
> What silicon vendors are you guys referring to? Name names.
> Cheers
> Kon
> On Tue, 2005-05-17 at 22:04 -0400, Gary Hughes wrote:
> > That pretty much matches what I saw/heard at NAB too. They cost too=20
> > much and don't work too well (encoders and decoders)

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