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Old 05-31-2003, 05:46 AM
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Lynx
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Default Should PCM receivers really cost more?

Rodney.. PCM receivers can cost over 150 dollars and all it does is receive and decode a 9600bit/sec RF signal at 72MHz... Now lets compare that to a moment to say a USB wireless card. Which can transmit, recieve, decode, encode, encrypt and route a 11mbit/sec signal at 2GHz which (checking on pricewatch) can go for as little as 33 dollars... Justify the cost of a PCM receiver knowing that... It is all in the development cost. There are more people willing to buy wireless adapters now so companies are willing to spend big bucks developing them, they know they're going to get their money back. Aren't enough RC users to justify the same development costs for a product.