Incoming President Requests DTV Cutover Delay
A. Maitland Bottoms
aa4hs at amrad.org
Thu Feb 5 16:03:35 CST 2009
Will Russell wrote:
> Any links?
Michael O'Dell writes:
> i would bet a large beer that there's at most two
> really different hardware designs in the boxes.
> things like this these days are almost always
> "reference designs" supplied by the chip companies
> and built by the white-box ODMs in Asia. sometimes
> they change the shape of the circuit boards just
> for "differentiation", but more often, it just
> the case clamshells that are different.
> ps - anyone cracked several of the boxes open
> to see whose parts are inside?
The ATSC coupon-eligible converter box: a consumer-electronics case study
The pending NTSC shutoff has US consumers clamoring for
rebate-eligible hardware that will stave off the loss of over-the-air
television. How do manufacturers distinguish themselves from opponents
in such a hypercompetitive market?
By Brian Dipert, Senior Technical Editor -- EDN, 2/5/2009
"This article intentionally omits hands-on analysis of the four CECBs'
(coupon-eligible converter boxes') operational capabilities: reception
robustness, audio and video quality, and user-interface
comprehensiveness and responsiveness, for example. I still plan,
however, to pass along such data online."
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