Doug Lung /
08.27.2009 11:25 AM
South America Expands Adoption of Japan DTV Standard
Last week the Brazilian Minister of Communications, Helio Costa announced that Argentina had selected SBTVD as its terrestrial DTV standard, according to Presna Latina and Relecturas.

SBTVD is the Japanese ISDB-T system with modifications and enhancements added by Brazil. Argentina's Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner signed the agreement at the Special Summit of the Union of South American Nations in Bariloche on Friday. Peru recently announced it would be using the SBTVD standard. Costa said negotiations are well advanced for using SBTVD in Chile and Ecuador. With Argentina now onboard, three of the continent’s four largest countries will now wave the SBTVD banner. Elsewhere in Latin America, the U.S. standard--ATSC--has been adopted by Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador; Columbia, Panama and Uruguay have chosen DVB-T.

Another article, on compares the method used to set royalties and fees for the US ATSC terrestrial standard with those for DVB and SBTVD. In the article, US consultant Ron Gliden is quoted saying (translated from Portugese to English), "Brazil was the only country that instead of accepting the royalty charges based on reasonable and non discriminatory prices, decided to negotiate the prices beforehand. And most importantly, giving preference to open standards."

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Posted by: Brian Smith
Sat, 08-29-2009 01:41 AM Report Comment
Excellent decision on the part of Argentina's Government. Even industry s told under condition of anonimity that ISDB-T was technically the leader, even people whom vouched for DVB said that!. And I'm very happy to having predicted this one and a half years ago....
Posted by: Brian Smith
Mon, 08-31-2009 07:02 AM Report Comment
I hope that the SBTVD system is more robust than the horrible ATSC system that we have been stuck with in the USA. The FCC should have allowed broad-c-a-s-t-e-r-s to use DVB-T so we would not have all the troubles that we have now.
Posted by: Brian Smith
Thu, 07-29-2010 06:01 AM Report Comment
Para todos los Latinoamericanos. Únete a la TDT DVB-T HD, DVB-SH Móviles. Cuanto más seamos. Más baratos son los televisores LCD con el TDT DVB-T HD incorporado. Una Televisión LCD con TDT DVB-T HD de 42” OKI V42D-FHSU cuesta aproximadamente 449€ en España. Cambio de Moneda es 1.589,41 Nuevos Soles. Los fabricantes de TV LCD con TDT DVB-T HD serán mas barato al ser 130 Países con estas frecuencias. Por eso debería entrar PERU así los Televisores el valor seria mas barato que la tecnología ISDB-T. Son dos Países que utilizan la ISDB-T. Japón y Brasil los fabricantes de TV LCD son mas caros por ser minoritaria. El Gobierno Peruano cometió un error en la TDT ISDB-T. Mejor cambiar ahora el Sistema TDT DVB-T HD Europeo. Porque si lo hace mas tarde las perdidas son millonarias de dólares. Pásate a la TDT DVB-T HD Europea. Apostaremos por la TDT DVB-T HD. Mas vale prevenir que lamentar. Estoy mandando Televisiones desde España a Perú con la TDT DVB-T2 Incorporado. Es Económico y no tienes que tener dos aparatos como la TV mas el Decodificador. Los decodificadores TDT DVB-T cuestan desde 19 €. Busque compare y si encuentra algo mejor cómprelo GRACIAS PERUANOS.
Posted by: Brian Smith
Tue, 09-01-2009 05:05 PM Report Comment
I've been using both HDTV and one seg (mobile) in Sao Paulo, Brazil and it is simply the State fo the art experience. If you compare the Brazilian system to the ATSC one, simply is not comparable. The SBTVD is an improvement from the Japanese ISDB-T system in each MPEG4 has replaced by MPEG2 and deployed the best interactive Ginga-java with NCL and Lua programming language support.

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