Cliff Effect

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Cliff Effect

In economics, the disproportionately positive or negative results of an action. For example, suppose a company takes on too much debt and a credit ratings agency downgrades its bond rating. This may increase the company's borrowing costs significantly, which in turn gives it less cash on hand to make coupon payments. This can lead to a further downgrade and the cycle continues. The cliff effect implies that relatively little separates a company from being seen as quite healthy to being seen as a poor investment.
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The Mobile Digital Television has two earphone jacks so that more than one passenger can enjoy Mobile DTV shows or movies in the back seat of the car, or on a train.
Since we've got DTV 738 monitored, it doesn't take an Ivy League education to deduce that 14-seed Princeton, holding its typically skewed 17-9 advantage over three-seed Texas with about eight minutes left in the first half, will make for better theater.
As we approach the deadline, the increasingly evident lack of significant consumer purchases of (relatively expensive) DTV receivers means Congress faces the prospect of telling voters that their analog TVS--including the big new ones they buy just this year, or next year, or in 2005--will either be wholly obsolete or require a converter box to keep working.
The reasons behind the protests vary, but most rely on some fairly shaky math that CEA says indicates that consumers are (and will be) unwilling to pay the additional costs associates with adding a DTV tuner to a television.
DTV invertira, asesoriara, se asociara y ofrecera los mejores servicios de oficina a traves de DTC", destaca Richard H.
Mobile DTV content will be a combination of free viewing and paid viewing.
Co-developer of the technology at the heart of the Mobile DTV standard, LG began mass production of the critical component for Mobile DTV reception - the LG2160A integrated circuit (IC) chip - a year ago.
Additionally, those with DTV sets - which will feature rectangular screens like those in movie theaters - will be able to use them for other digital programming such as satellite TV broadcasting and Hollywood's latest format, the burgeoning digital videodisc.
Quantity of DTV subscribers in Shanghai, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Jiangsu and other economically developed regions grows rapidly.
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The development of terrestrial DTV mainly benefits from the expanding demand for mobile DTV driven by the substantial growth of buses, subways and other ways.
The president of the 800-member Open Mobile Video Coalition (OMVC), Brandon Burgess, called the mobile DTV chip announcement "an essential element in our campaign to deliver local and national broadcast television to mobile audiences.