Re: Big opportunity missed
At least I had the courtesy to quote some sources in my comment rather than 'I used to own...'
It's not twaddle. The point was that by building and deploying a system that did not use smart cards or encryption (and that was the main difference between Freeview and ITVDigital) there is an incredible amount of consumer inertia now built up making it almost impossible to switch to a BBC subscription model over DTV anytime soon. All those TVs with built in tuners that would suddenly become useless.....
Which was the whole idea. Greg Dyke admits it in his book. Go and read it if you don't believe me, but I did try to save you!