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RE: RE: HDTV WHY???
- To: "'JSnopes at aol.com'" <JSnopes at aol.com>, multiple recipients of <telecine at sun.alegria.com>
- Subject: RE: RE: HDTV WHY???
- From: Tom McMahon <tlm at microsoft.com>
- Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 20:08:53 -0700
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: JSnopes at aol.com [SMTP:JSnopes at aol.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 29, 1997 2:53 PM
> To: multiple recipients of
> Subject: Re: RE: HDTV WHY???
> >> Secondly who is going to pay $7000 for a new TV not to mention
> >>for a system that the public isn't crying out for, let's face it
> >>sets aren't exactly shifting as it is.
> >Have to agree with you there, but what about set-top convertors (not
> >unlike what is already sued for DSS, etc., which could sell for a few
> >hundred and be a stopgap for the general population until CRT or
> >display devices (hold out for flat panel or DMD!) come down in price.
> Yes, but what consumer in their right mind would want to pay $200-500
> a box that lets them, well, receive TV signals in glorious NTSC? I
> they can already do that! The box would somehow improve their lives??
The new DTV broadcasts will have no snow or ghosts. When decoded in a
set-top box and presented to the S-Video input of an NTSC television set
they'll produce no chroma crawl either. The net delivered quality to
the consumer could be quite a bit better than that which one can receive
via today's NTSC analog transmissions.
> And what will happen to the cable industry -- as I understand it
> won't pass through most cable headends... and the cable boom is over
> at least to the extent that the industry hates to invest more money in
> infrastructure unnecessarily.
> That's my guess, anyway.
> John Snopes
> Muncie, Indiana
> PS: Forgive me for erroneously sending personal EMail to the entire
> group. I'm renting an Avid and used the EMail software on the
> didn't check the addressees. Sorry to everyone.
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