[LINK] compelling Content wrecks broadband (was Volume charging)
Fri Nov 22 04:07:46 EST 2002
On Fri, 22 Nov 2002, Ralph Seberry wrote:
> On Friday, 22 Nov 2002 at 10:44, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > you get 15 x 2 second pauses in your 15 minute download? It's not real
> > time. Compelling content *is* realtime and 15 x 2 second pauses over 15
> > minutes = totally uncommercial, esp against its competitor (TV).
> I watched FTA in Nelson Bay recently. I'd say TV loses 1-2 seconds/minute
> there. (dropped, not delayed.) non-isochronous content with a hard disk
> video recorder (as described in this week's icon) would be a big improvement.
I know a frew months back we had a rattling great hailstorm here and the
local station went very pixelly and lurchy during it. I suspect that the
signal is digital from the local studio to the tower and then analogue
from the tower. As the storm was between bothe the studio and the tower,
and the tower and me, I guess it was the digital signal that was getting
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