I'm still trying to work out how many times over this "so call surplus" from the TV Licence is going to be spent, but whilst I go and spread some sheets, I can't help noticing some of the good goofs in the Digital UK Report. My favourite are:
128 ... Free-to-air digital terrestrial broadcasting ... and, we expect, leading-edge high-definition capability from early 2010
What is "leading-edge" about a service that is TODAY the ONLY form of terrestrial broadcasting used by 303 million people (in 113 million households) in the US?
131 "High definition transmissions offer much clearer TV pictures"
132. "Another missing infrastructure link for digital terrestrial TV is a return path for interactive services - a capability already provided on satellite, DSL and cable networks."
That's because it's a broadcast, not a peer-to-peer network. And this "return path" would be - oh yes, the internet.
101 ... higher mobile termination rates applied to T-Mobile and Orange have provided some compensation for the higher costs associated with poorer propagation properties.
Or, in English, "T-Mobile/Virgin and Orange (1800Mhz) phones don't work as well as Vodafone and O2 (900 MHz) ones, but cost more to call. "