Home > Multimedia, AV > Digital Television: Making Sense of it All Digital Television: Making Sense of it All Eugenia Loli 2006-01-19 Multimedia, AV 9 Comments Engadget has two great articles (Part I & Part II) on Digital Television (mobile and normal). However, if all these new standards and acronyms were not enough, Sprint is trying to push one more on us. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 9 Comments 2006-01-19 1:43 pm null_pointer_us The author must have been a DJ at one time because that’s how the article seems to be written. The technical part is OK so far. Thanks for linking to it! I need to be familiar with this stuff because people will undoubtedly be asking me questions during the big digital TV push. 2006-01-19 3:51 pm sean batten …have to do with operating system? 2006-01-19 5:19 pm konfoo While this is a nice intro, it is basically a cut/paste (wikipedia maybe) of ‘facts’, many of which are incorrect and/or labeled incorrectly by the authors. Don’t read too much in to it. For example. The DVB-T worldwide deployment graphic — ATSC is not DVB-T. ATSC power consumption — proven incorrect. ATSC mobile — not currently possible. ATSC and DVB video being MPEG2 — irrelevant (the transport can carry anything, H264, whatever). 2006-01-19 5:54 pm sean batten …why did my comment about the relevance of this new item warrant being marked down to -5..? My point is totally valid. Given the lack of posts regarding this article I can only assume that the editors have marked me down. Is this assumption correct? This website is about operating system news. Other than some mentions about MPEG2 compression there’s very little in the article that is to do with computing 2006-01-19 6:06 pm Eugenia Loli You are wrong. This site is a *tech* site most and foremost, it is NOT an operating system site only. It has an inclination to OSes, but it is NOT just an OS site. So, don’t tell US what this site is about, cause we know better. Edited 2006-01-19 18:08 2006-01-19 6:11 pm sean batten Fair enough, but does it still justify marking the comment down to -5? There’s a big brother feel to this kind of thing which never use to exist on this site… 2006-01-19 6:15 pm Eugenia Loli Unfortunately, the problem of these off topic comments about if a story belongs on osnews or not (like the kind of discussion we are having right now that completely ruins my story and it really angers me) is so widespread, that we have to do so. You should have never do that comment because it was not on topic. Secondly, if you really wanted to reply to it, you should have replied here: http://www.osnews.com/meta/read.php/1129040824/first_debate:_what_i… Look how we have ruined this story right now. I personally emailed you about it and instead of emailing me back, you replied HERE and contributed to this useless exchange of comments that it’s off topic to the story. It’s really sad. Edited 2006-01-19 18:16 2006-01-20 3:23 am null_pointer_us Fair enough, but does it still justify marking the comment down to -5? You violated the rules. Mod points are there in part to punish those who violate the rules. -5 is most likely the default for when staff mod down posts that can only disrupt the discussion. I don’t see any justification for getting offended over this incident. http://www.osnews.com/rules.php There’s a big brother feel to this kind of thing which never use to exist on this site… You’re overreacting. 2006-01-20 1:31 pm visconde_de_sabugosa Brazil is also considering ISDB-T after finding it superior to both DVB-T and ATSC for their needs. Brazil is finishing your decision now and most of the scientis involved in study would like to change MPEG-2 coder by a new and better H.264 encoder and using the rest of japanese standard.