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Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Northern California
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I take great pride in the success there's been in the many HDTV ventures that those of you here have helped with, such as bringing to market HDTV time shifting adapters for the Unity Motion and RCA set top boxes, and bringing HDTV transmission of the 2001 Superbowl and other fine CBS programming to the Sacramento area of California. I could not have done this alone. Those who've helped know who they are and stand proud-- far above the naysayers.
Like many of you here, I continue to support the efforts of the 169Time company. We are part of a group that understand how important HDTV is, and how important the ability to timeshift the programming is to HDTV's success. There is nothing that can stop us from this goal. Though there may be some that would try to stand in our way, together we will continue to succeed as we have already done so.
The most important thing for us to keep clearly in focus is our goal to timeshift all programming so that viewing of this phenomenal content is not only when convenient for the transmitting source, but also at a time that's convenient for us, the viewers.
It is all too easy to criticize mistakes made in the past. No one is free from the human nature to make errors. I am at the front of the line to admit that. There is little purpose to fall into the trap where criticism becomes an end to itself. Criticism must remain constructive or it is utlimately self destructive.
With every step we take, we must ask ourselves, "Does this bring us closer to that goal to timeshift all HDTV programming?" If the answer is yes we double our efforts. If the answer is no, the most logical and noble thing to do is stand aside, and allow the positive part of our being to blossom and become a vital part of the positive effort.
I admit that my duties of late have taken so much of my time that reading and posting here as often as I used to has not been practical. These duties will continue to impose that restriction on my behavior.
None the less, I know there are those with questions about HDTV time shifting, and in need of my support. In the freedom that public forums offer, a robust challenging discussion sometimes does not allow room for the support of other related matters that are equally important. Thus, I am making my support available to any and all those that want to talk me by phone on a fair and regular basis.
I have set up a special phone number that does not have any answering machine or call waiting. When that phone rings, and I am ready to divert from my other duties, I'll be the only one that answers it.
I don't claim that I will have all the answers to all the questions. Specifically, I do not have order processing or tracking information, or shipment dates for products now in development, or HDTV programming information. Some of that information is proprietary, or there is already a suitable mechanism for the company to provide that information via the web page or email. Every reasonable question and discussion is welcome.
For the most up to date phone number and hours when I'll be there, visit the GVT Unity Motion web page contact section accessible from the 169time.com web page. Support is offered for both Unity Motion and DTC100 discussions. Please respect my request that this contact information should not be copied into the public forum, as the hours or phone number may be updated at any time. It makes sense to post information on how to get there instead.
"With Liberty, HDTV and Justice for all."