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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Congress: "Merry Chrismas! We're Turning Off Your
Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Congress: "Merry Chrismas! We're Turning Off Your Analog Outs
Wed, 21 Dec 2005 17:32:01 -0800
At 05:02 PM 12/21/2005, Seth David Schoen wrote:
Steve Schear writes:
> All it means is that inexpensive Component Analog Video to HD-SDI
> converters, primarily targeting professionals but widely available to
> anyone with a CC, will appear and consumer gear will start sporting HD-SDI
I don't understand your optimism. The definition of analog video input
device includes that device.
The definition of professional devices excludes something that
nonprofessionals often purchase; it is much stricter than "primarily
If a device is marketed to or is commonly purchased by persons
other than those described in subparagraph (A), then such device
shall not be considered to be a "professional device".
It means that the track record of keeping prohibited devices from being
sold on-line, especially from foreign sources, has been poor and there is
little reason to expect this will change. Also, it may be difficult to
keep devices with open source firmware from being re-flashed by owners if
the API and boot loaders are well-known or published.