[mythtv-users] DTV: It Has Begun
jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Sep 9 15:38:45 UTC 2008
On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 10:32:50PM -0400, Jason Sullivan wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 10:26 PM, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
> > Jason Sullivan wrote:
> >> This is the part I don't get, because a big part of public safety is
> >> being able to get information when the power goes out. Are there any
> >> OTA digital portable TVs?
> > I haven't seen any. Portable radios that could tune the audio portion
> > of VHF TV stations used to be a good standby source of information
> > during natural disasters, too, and those will no longer work.
> Also true. Maybe I'll dig up the old AM/Shortwave.
> > Aside from cost issues, digital portable TVs represent an interesting
> > marketing problem. The public has been conditioned to think that
> > digital TV means HDTV. But supporting 1080i on a 10" diagonal display
> > would make no sense whatsoever.
> Maybe not aesthetic sense, but surely it's technically possible. The
> displays with the resolution are there.
You don't even need to bother with the resolution. If someone is
interested in a 10" screen then they probably aren't that concerned
with fine detail. It could just be downgraded to 480p or 480i. The
point is getting information when and where you want to get it.
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