Subject: Re: Cable Modem Question
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 19:18:05 GMT
Organization: AT&T Broadband
Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 19:18:05 GMT
> eMail2Me wrote:
>> So, if I install a cable modem for NTSC standard to
>> a PAL standard, I can be assured that it is not
>> going to work, right?
> No, actually - there's a good chance it would work.
> There are 2 cable modem standards - DOCSIS, which was developed by North
> American cable providers; and EuroDOCSIS, which is an 8MHz adaptation.
> In theory, EuroDOCSIS would be far more attractive because of the higher
> bandwidth. In practice, product availability and other factors make it
> less attractive to providers.
> The short version: Providers often deploy the 6MHz version of DOCSIS in
> 8MHz PAL systems instead of EuroDOCSIS. In doing so, the downstream
> signal is a 6MHz band inside an 8MHz PAL TV channel, leaving 2MHz to
Here is what I am trying to do. Since the cable modem hardware in the US is
so inexpensive (after rebates), I was thinking to get one and take it to
Indonesia to use. I was told that some cable companies in Indonesia have
already migrated to DOCSIS (don't know if it is an 8 or 6 MHz DOCSIS). I
just hope it will work.