What a Waste of Bandwidth
Instead of this, can I have the bandwidth used to give me hdtv on Freeview, please?
Mobile TV is expected to reach almost 120 million users by 2012 - a significant increase from the current 12 million. The broadcast services are expected to be available throughout 40 countries worldwide, with consumer spending on mobile TV predicted to top $6.6bn within the five-year period. According to a report from Juniper …
Oh, Juniper whatever just got a nice sum of money for producing a report which says what the govt and companies want to hear.
I'm sure there were similar reports about Betamax, 3G and ID cards.
I am yet to meet one person who is really using 3G (I mean not used once or twice as a novelty but regularly, in the normal course of their lives).
Now, who in their right minds would want to watch TV on their mobile phone? If there was a real demand for watching TV on microscopic screens there would have been hand-held TV sets in every electronics store by now next to iPods, but they are a few and far between.
... If you wanted to watch TV on your mobile, chipsets for receiving normal freeview will be small and efficient enough to integrate into a phone.
Of course, this will probably never happen, because why then would we pay the networks for the privilege of receiving DVB-H broadcasts?
And I would use 3G if the price for data wasn't the obscene price it is, £2/MB on O2.
I never use it - I've got the phone virgin where selling off, as it's a smart phone, radio and it's got a camera... it's also got mobile TV built in. I used it a few times, when it was shiny and new, but haven't turned it on for months, now.
Mobile TV just isn't that usefull or user-friendly. Mobile Digital Radio, now, is another story !
My phone does what I need it to do - it makes phone calls, accepts phone calls, sends and accepts SMS text messages, takes very poor photos, and plays a tiny amount of music (think "ringtones" only I'm not paying some schmuck to make them for me; I make my own and transfer them with bluetooth at painfully-slow crawl).
The phone has Internet capability. I have not only never used it, I'd remove it if I only knew how.
Watching TV on my cell phone sounds about as much fun as being vigorously scrubbed with a cheese grater by a large Swedish gentleman.
We've been here before... small tellies... very uncomfortable staring at a small telly... Oh, and dont forget the License... (bout time it was scrapped, but hey! what a money spinner!!). Then there is the subscription as well.
No... they will plead, and plead that you need it, and there will be a few hoops to jump thru... and some will succumb like a mothe to a flame... then it will just fade away.. like last time.
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