piclist 2002\12\31\115933a >
Thread: DTV penetration. Anyone here watching?
picon face BY : Spehro Pefhany email (remove spam text)

At 10:56 PM 12/30/02 -0700, you wrote:
>A conversion to fully digital broadcast television (DTV) was mandated by the
>US FCC, but nobody seems to be watching. Does anyone here actually HAVE a
>DTV set? Do you watch DTV? DTV is the reason many prime time programs
>now appear 'letter boxed' (it makes the format conversion more direct. e.g.
>no 'pan and scan').
>What's your impression of this forced conversion?
>How is the conversion in the EC progressing?
>Just because it's 'digital' doesn't make it 'good'.
>Robert (safely insulated from DTV in Canada).

I think you mean DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) as digital television
itself is doing fairly well, from what I can tell. You probably can get it
from your cable  provider, or from Bell Expressvu or other digital satellite
providers even in the most remote area. The US has a rather lower cable
penetration than Canada, so DTT is more important there.

The presence of large numbers of wide-format televisions at Best Buy etc.
indicates to me that it's at least on the cusp of a mass market. My
neighbors have had it for a year or so, but not the HDTV option.

Here's a report on the state of DTT world-wide:


Best regards,

Spehro Pefhany --"it's the network..."            "The Journey is the reward"
EraseMEspeffRemoveMEspam.....interlog.com             Info for manufacturers: http://www.trexon.com
Embedded software/hardware/analog  Info for designers:  http://www.speff.com

http://www.piclist.com#nomail Going offline? Don't AutoReply us!
email KILLspamlistservspammitvma.mit.edu with SET PICList DIGEST in the body

In reply to: <3E1131A8.448074B0@UALBERTA.ca>
See also: www.piclist.com/techref/index.htm?key=dtv+penetration
Reply You must be a member of the piclist mailing list (not only a www.piclist.com member) to post to the piclist. This form requires JavaScript and a browser/email client that can handle form mailto: posts.
Subject (change) DTV penetration. Anyone here watching?

month overview.

new search...