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Subject: [IP] More 2007 nonsense: Digital Signals Rule for New TVs Upheld

  • From: Dave Farber <dave@farber.net>
  • To: ip@v2.listbox.com
  • Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:44:26 -0500

Delivered-To: dfarber+@ux13.sp.cs.cmu.edu
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 22:37:12 -0500
From: Bob Frankston <rmfxixB@bobf.frankston.com>
Subject: More 2007 nonsense: Digital Signals Rule for New TVs Upheld
To: dave@farber.net

<http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/D/DIGITAL_TV?SITE=MAFRA&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT>http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/D/DIGITAL_TV?SITE=MAFRA&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Basically the courts upheld the requirement that TVs have 1950โ€™s style 
tuners (spiffed up with a digital veneer_ in 2007 so they can so they can 
go home just watch TV as it was broadcast in the 1950โ€™s โ€“ over the air.

I recently bought a new TV โ€“ a HDTV capable one. Actually, itโ€™s a Sony 
computer monitor with 9:6 (more precisely 1280:768) and there is no tuner 
because I realize that there was no reason to have it since I get a signal 
from the cable box and the computer. In the future it will be even simpler 
โ€“ just a digital stream without futzing with the wires.

That the FCC and Congress canโ€™t understand this is bad enough. But it also 
means that they cannot conceptualize the Internet. Already the CableCos are 
offering video on demand โ€“ a private stream for each viewer. This means 
they can deliver an IP stream and that that stream can carry the HDTV 
signal. Most important, that approach is far simpler then a return to 
rabbit ears (for those who remember those old antennae).

The ROI on all this is negative compared with the value of building on IP 
connectivity.

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