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Old June 8th 04, 06:15 PM
Bob Miller
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Default Report on typical users

Originally posted by Thomas Desmond
But, somehow, viewers get all excited over basic cable channels that
offer one or two "marquee" programs mixed in with 166 hours/week of
filler and junk.

Report by foxeng on AVSForum...


"You hit the nail on the head. I spoke last night at a civic group on
HDTV. I even took a monitor and showed them OTA HD (it was CBS). They
were impressed. I then at the end, in passing, I mentioned Emmis/USDTV,
and the rest of the Q&A dealt with how they could get a Emmis like
service for free via OTA DTV. I did tell them that the more subchannels
you added, the more it could impact the HD PQ. They didn't seem to care.
The fact that they could get limited, quality SD quality channels
cheaper than sat or cable really interested them more than the HD pictures.

These were non technical people who liked the HD pictures, but the
"wireless cable" interested them more. This is a bad sign. "

Here you have it. Real people looking at a good demonstration of HDTV
and being given the choice of a free multichannel broadcast service like
USDTV, Emmis, Berlin or England.

The response bear out what is happening in these other countries and
what I have said would be true in the US. HDTV is great but given the
choice and cost most consumers would opt for a Freeview type service.

Just like the consumers in the report above, in Berlin, they are buying
an OTA receiver and canceling cable.

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Old June 8th 04, 09:07 PM
Jason
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You just proved you were a moron to me. I have TWO HDTVs!! I am not rich,
but I like the picture so much I have TWO of them. I am on cable, and I
dont mind paying for the QUALITY I get. Why do you think Best Buy, Circuit
City, and ALLLLLL the other stores (even WalMart) sell HDTVs? Because
PEOPLE BUY THEM. People buy them because they like the better picture, and
are willing to spend more money on it.

If you continue to try and ruin the HDTV movement, you will **** a lot of
people off, just like you did to this guy.


"Bob Miller" wrote in message
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Originally posted by Thomas Desmond
But, somehow, viewers get all excited over basic cable channels that
offer one or two "marquee" programs mixed in with 166 hours/week of
filler and junk.

Report by foxeng on AVSForum...


"You hit the nail on the head. I spoke last night at a civic group on
HDTV. I even took a monitor and showed them OTA HD (it was CBS). They
were impressed. I then at the end, in passing, I mentioned Emmis/USDTV,
and the rest of the Q&A dealt with how they could get a Emmis like
service for free via OTA DTV. I did tell them that the more subchannels
you added, the more it could impact the HD PQ. They didn't seem to care.
The fact that they could get limited, quality SD quality channels
cheaper than sat or cable really interested them more than the HD

pictures.

These were non technical people who liked the HD pictures, but the
"wireless cable" interested them more. This is a bad sign. "

Here you have it. Real people looking at a good demonstration of HDTV
and being given the choice of a free multichannel broadcast service like
USDTV, Emmis, Berlin or England.

The response bear out what is happening in these other countries and
what I have said would be true in the US. HDTV is great but given the
choice and cost most consumers would opt for a Freeview type service.

Just like the consumers in the report above, in Berlin, they are buying
an OTA receiver and canceling cable.



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Old June 9th 04, 01:07 AM
Mike Parisey
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Booby..... Your going over the top again, cool down, have a cold drink of
your choice, collect your thoughts if you have any, get a new job or
what-ever..... I am sorry you lost all that money, get over it and please
move on...... BTW; you would do better staying off AVS they don't like you
one bit!

"Bob Miller" wrote in message
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Originally posted by Thomas Desmond
But, somehow, viewers get all excited over basic cable channels that
offer one or two "marquee" programs mixed in with 166 hours/week of
filler and junk.

Report by foxeng on AVSForum...


"You hit the nail on the head. .......



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Old June 9th 04, 05:46 AM
JamesMason
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What was the demographic for this discussion? If you're living in the
middle of New Mexico and your total gross income is $35-$40k year,
then yes services such as USDTV would be appealing and HD content much
less so.

I suppose you're a quantity (SD) over quality (HD) type. Unfortunately
for you this newsgroup is devoted to hdtv last I checked. Perhaps you
should find another location to post. Unless you just want to make
people hate you.

Pay less = get less = socialist model. Why not just move to Berlin,
you could be their spokesperson?


****************
James






Bob Miller wrote in message hlink.net...
Originally posted by Thomas Desmond
But, somehow, viewers get all excited over basic cable channels that
offer one or two "marquee" programs mixed in with 166 hours/week of
filler and junk.

Report by foxeng on AVSForum...


"You hit the nail on the head. I spoke last night at a civic group on
HDTV. I even took a monitor and showed them OTA HD (it was CBS). They
were impressed. I then at the end, in passing, I mentioned Emmis/USDTV,
and the rest of the Q&A dealt with how they could get a Emmis like
service for free via OTA DTV. I did tell them that the more subchannels
you added, the more it could impact the HD PQ. They didn't seem to care.
The fact that they could get limited, quality SD quality channels
cheaper than sat or cable really interested them more than the HD pictures.

These were non technical people who liked the HD pictures, but the
"wireless cable" interested them more. This is a bad sign. "

Here you have it. Real people looking at a good demonstration of HDTV
and being given the choice of a free multichannel broadcast service like
USDTV, Emmis, Berlin or England.

The response bear out what is happening in these other countries and
what I have said would be true in the US. HDTV is great but given the
choice and cost most consumers would opt for a Freeview type service.

Just like the consumers in the report above, in Berlin, they are buying
an OTA receiver and canceling cable.

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Old June 10th 04, 02:03 AM
Richard C.
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http://www.sbgi.net/press/release_200468_72.shtml

Bob Lost!

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Old June 10th 04, 11:23 PM
Lawrence G. Mayka
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"Jason" wrote in message
...
dont mind paying for the QUALITY I get. Why do you think Best Buy,

Circuit
City, and ALLLLLL the other stores (even WalMart) sell HDTVs? Because
PEOPLE BUY THEM. People buy them because they like the better picture,

and
are willing to spend more money on it.


Not necessarily. A significant portion of the population (e.g, the Wives of
America) do not appear to be interested in high-definition video. Rather,
if they agree to purchase a high-tech TV at all, they do so because:

1) They want a larger picture, not necessarily for greater detail but simply
for easier visibility across the room. The Wives of America like the idea
of a TV expansive enough to act as "background" for a gathering of 20
talkative relatives.

2) They want better-looking furniture. The Wives of America are in favor of
discarding fat, globular TVs in favor of those that can be hung on the wall
elegantly like a picture frame.

What we need here are statistics: What percentage of high-tech TVs sold in
the United States actually support HD *and* are actually used for HD? Does
anyone *know*?


 




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