Public Awarness? What about Manufacturers?

Michael Watterson's picture

Saorview certification is just a convenience for retailer and consumer to take away guess work.

Distributors and Manufacturers in a sense should be smarter.

If the TV does DVB-T or DVB-T2, MPEG4, HD and AAC for ANY country then there is no excuse as MHEG5 is royalty free. Doubly no excuse if there is a UK Model that is HD an MPEG4, even if only DVB-T, though all newer UK HDTVs will be DVB-T and DVB-T2.

At this stage it reeks of product dumping.

I'm considering physical mail shot to all the major retailers, distributors and Manufacturers. It wouldn't be much expense.

Of course the Powers that Be should have a combo mail shot with Logos/Endorsement of

  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
  • CAI
  • ASAI
  • BAI
  • RTE NL
  • RTE, TV3 and TG4
  • Comreg

Signed by New head of Digital Awareness Campaign
http://www.rte.ie/about/pressreleases/2010/0701/directordso010710.html<

Quote:
RTÉ has appointed Mary Curtis to the new senior executive position of Director of Digital Switch over, with responsibility for an effective transition by audiences in the coming two years to digital television using the new Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) system.

(1st July 2010) via http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055956167<

Quote:
Minister Ryan: In the meantime, the clear responsibility of my Department, in conjunction with the RTÉ, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), ComReg and other stakeholders, is to progress the digital switch-over process so that it meets the 2012 timeline for analogue switch off.

http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=67436308&postcount=7<
http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=68621009&postcount=41<

The Government keep boasting about how they will make €500M from this (Profit auctioning TV spectrum AKA Digital Dividend, but it should be smarter than that, like 1M for Spectrum and Beauty Contest, value is then from Infrastructure)

When The Authorities do nothing, it's up to the Citizens, within the law of course.