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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Arizona-Seton Hall pops onto CBS, with Dayton-DePaul and Air Force-North Carolina on DTV heading into the home stretch, and Gonzaga-Valpo warming up as the nightcap.
Meanwhile, one looming problem has not even begun to be addressed: In-the-field tests of television sets equipped with digital tuners suggest that DTV reception--at least under the technical standard digital broadcasters are currently required to use, dubbed 8VSB--is not as reliable as analog broadcast reception.
As FCC chairman Michael Powell has said, economies of scale and the falling prices of televisions will more than make up for any differential in the price of an external DTV box and an internal tuner card.
The Device Profile guidelines provide two product scenarios, and both address elements that the OMVC believes are crucial to Mobile DTV success: the addition of conditional access, service/audience measurement, and Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity.
That means DTV owners will need an antenna to get the DTV signal.
The overall process of DTV including collection, production, compilation, broadcast, transmission and reception adopts digital technology.
Among the first Mobile DTV products to reach consumers will be tiny USB receivers that will pick up Mobile DTV signals and allow a laptop or other mobile internet device with a USB connection to receive and display Mobile DTV programs.
John Maguire, General Manager, Consumer Mobile, S3 added, "With S3's position as a leading provider of Mobile DTV solutions in the DVB-H market and Frontier's proven expertise in delivering mass market DAB and T-DMB solutions, this collaboration is delivering choice to the device manufacturers as they seek to deploy the same device into different geographies.
The High Tech DTV Coalition asked Congress to ensure that key government timetables to transition spectrum to public safety agencies are met, that funding for interoperability grants doesn't get caught in red tape and that the Federal Communications Commission acts promptly to establish rules that would promote the development of a nationwide, broadband public safety network in the spectrum provided to public safety.
This has been a great year for the Mobile DTV Alliance, given that we are barely a year old," said Yoram Solomon, president of the Mobile DTV Alliance, and Senior Director of Strategic Marketing and Industry Relations for Mobile Connectivity Solutions, Texas Instruments.
Turnkey DTV Controller Solutions Address OEMs Global WXGA/1080p Digital TV Platforms with Fully Optimized, Production-Proven MPEG and Video Controllers