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[aprssig] The best resolution of ---

Richard Amirault ramirault at erols.com
Wed Jan 4 23:10:08 UTC 2006


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stephen H. Smith"
Subject: Re: [aprssig] The best resolution of ---

>> Good example ... when color TV was designed and approved .. it was
>> specifically DESIGNED TO BE COMPATIBLE with existing (black & white)
>> technology. You can still buy B&W TV's today that work just fine ..
>> thank you.

> Actually this may now be a poor analogy, considering that the transition
> to digital TV IS going to render EVERY existing TV unusable for
> off-the-air reception, when they pull the plug on analog NTSC
> broadcasting in another two or three years.   (If the DTV fiasco
> proceeds on schedule.....)

Yes .. I knew that .. but do we obsolete the old technology for EACH step 
forward??  Or only the MAJOR steps forward?

Richard Amirault                                N1JDU                Boston, 
MA, USA
www.erols.com/ramirault          "Go Fly A Kite" 




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