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post #31 of 39
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Originally Posted by ybsane View Post

Yes, we do Pro Idiom feeds here in Charlotte, Yes I have done several dozen, PM me off line if you want to know how its set-up,delievered and what channels we are pushing out.

Rob

I could use some clarification here. When you say, "we", do you mean the franchised cable company? And if so, then you would seem to need to allocate significant bandwidth to distribute what is redundant programming. And to what end? In other words, have the programmers refused to allow your cable company to distribute MPEG2 HDTV programming directly to hotel TVs using your industry-standard, cable-card compatible, encryption and are instead forcing you to use Pro:Idiom?
post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by AntAltMike View Post

I could use some clarification here. When you say, "we", do you mean the franchised cable company? And if so, then you would seem to need to allocate significant bandwidth to distribute what is redundant programming. And to what end? In other words, have the programmers refused to allow your cable company to distribute MPEG2 HDTV programming directly to hotel TVs using your industry-standard, cable-card compatible, encryption and are instead forcing you to use Pro:Idiom?

We don't have to allocate any Bandwidth, we can make up any channel line up for any node we want. All of our content is distributed via fiber to each hub and we use Cisco Gateways to get the content via RF.

Basically if we have the need to feed a residential neighborhood or a Hotel the channels line ups and content can be whatever we want.

The days of the old Head-End and specific content are over,SDV and VOD taught us alot cool things and than it became a what if.? And someone listened and said OK.

Rob
post #33 of 39
Thread Starter 
How about a QAM modulator?;

http://www.hollandelectronics.com/ca...QAM-Modulators

Anyone know the price?
post #34 of 39
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How about a QAM modulator?;

http://www.hollandelectronics.com/ca...QAM-Modulators

Anyone know the price?

It's a ZeeVee HD Bridge series. They have been around awhile, but I've seen the ZVBox product and I'm not impressed. Specifically it looks like it drops frames of video.

Maybe the HD Bridge series is better. Pricing and details:
http://audio-video-supply.markertek....casting/Zeevee
post #35 of 39
Saw this at NAB last week..For those of you looking for an ATSC Encoder Modulator...it finally exists! It's made by Tv Logic and is a model # HEM-100. List price is $5400.

http://www.tvlogic.tv/Systems/S_Spec.asp?sidx=1
post #36 of 39
Thread Starter 
I don't think I would exactly consider that "low price".
post #37 of 39
Don't know how long it's been around or price range, but there's also this one: http://www.meldtech.com/ Different philosophy and implementation, but a bit similar.

I've been told we're supposed to get one here at the office to play with sometime....
post #38 of 39
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

I don't think I would exactly consider that "low price".

Compared to what I pay for professional ATSC gear..it's a bargain. Tho I question how well this will sell at that price..tho I'd venture the price is driven more by Zenith/ATSC and Dolby licensing agreements than hardware costs.
post #39 of 39
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Originally Posted by ADTech View Post

http://www.meldtech.com/ Different philosophy and implementation,

Just the thing to blast your local "white space" with.

Doesn't look like it even has a coax output.
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