[Coco] Why do a next Gen CoCo?
chawks at dls.net
Fri Nov 19 19:48:27 EST 2010
jdaggett at gate.net said the following on 11/19/2010 10:07 AM:
> 2009 saw the end of analog TV transmisstions in the USA. The old NTSC analog sets are
> worthless today. No one here even considers buying used ones for resale. They have
> become dinosaurs here.
> Everything is transmitted digitally over the air now. There still maybe some abalog signals up
> on the C band and K band satellites. Most of the signals on those transponders have been
> digital for over a decade now. Easier to encrypt and no longer is the NTSC color burst a
> sacred cow.
That's funny, there are still hundreds (over a thousand) stations still
broadcasting NTSC television. Low power and repeater stations are exemt from
the digital mandate. I can get 4 where I live.
See http://www.ntia.doc.gov/dtvcoupon/LPTVmap.html for a list of low power
> On 19 Nov 2010 at 8:46, Aaron Wolfe wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 8:25 AM,<jdaggett at gate.net> wrote:
>>> On 19 Nov 2010 at 3:17, Aaron Wolfe wrote:
>>>> An Amiga 500 in a joystick would be pretty nice, some really great
>>>> games on that system. I've played with Minimig on the DE1 and it's
>>>> fun, but a simple device that plugs straight to a TV would be
>>> Here in the USA unless you have a old TV floating around, there is not a real easy solution to
>>> just plugging into a TV anymore. Most Digital set now have VGA, S-video or HDMI interface.
>>> Some of the digital sets made a few years ago do have Compsite video input also.
>>> Going further into the future, digital sets will more than likely drop composite and S-video
>>> inputs and rely strictly on HDMI and VGA(DVI) interfaces.
>> Interesting.. I haven't turned on a television in years, other than to
>> use it as a monitor on older computer systems. I suppose if that is
>> the way things are going, cheap devices that use a TV as a monitor
>> will cease to exist. Or, maybe VGA is becoming cheap enough to
>> provide an alternative to composite. I'm sure the big media companies
>> would like to make it impossible to view anything without the proper
>> DRM limitations, hopefully that won't turn out as they hope.
>>> just my thoughts
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