SMPTE Philadelphia Section - March 2008 MeetingWith less than a year to go, DTV confusion reigns in the public arena: cable/satellite delivery vs. OTA, "a new HD set is necessary for DTV", "all set top boxes are HD", etc.The weak federal awareness and education program, coupled with a slow response from some broadcasters, is fueling an issue that becomes larger every day.Pete Putman, President, ROAM Consulting LLC, will talk about issues affecting the OTA viewer: PIDs, channel tables, EPG, aspect ratio, rating data, captioning, antennas, amps, and channel rescanning after 2/17/09. Mr. Putman will also discuss issues for cable subscribers without boxes: sub-channel/definition carriage, in the clear or scrambled, and numbering assignments.A higher-resolution Windows Media version is available from the drop-down box on this episode's permalink page.Have a comment? Write to us.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is an international, award-winning technical society devoted to advancing the theory and application of motion-imaging technology including film, television, video, computer imaging, and telecommunications. SMPTE has thousands of members across 64 countries. Members of the Society are engineers, executives, technical directors, cameramen, editors, consultants, and specialists in film processing, film and television production and post-production, and practitioners from almost every other discipline in the motion-imaging industry. This Blip series showcases some of the Philadelphia Section's monthly technology presentations. Meeting info at philasmpte.org. See NEW videos at bit.ly/phlsmptevid