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FCC AUTHORIZES ATSC 3.0 BROADCAST TRANSMISSION STANDARD

Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:59 pm

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attac ... 7803A1.pdf
Since all existing TV's will need a converter box to get OTA ATSC 3.0, the race will be on to see who can provide the first combined streaming/ATSC 3.0 box.  I hope Roku is listening and commits to develop a Roku ATSC 3.0 box.  Although the rollout of local ATSC 3.0 broadcast may be slow, I can see a huge demand for early adopters.  Looks like this may be a reason to hold off on buying a 4K TV until the TV tuner is upgraded to include the new ATSC 3.0 standard.
 
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Re: FCC AUTHORIZES ATSC 3.0 BROADCAST TRANSMISSION STANDARD

Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:24 pm

mike1597 wrote:
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-347803A1.pdf
Since all existing TV's will need a converter box to get OTA ATSC 3.0, the race will be on to see who can provide the first combined streaming/ATSC 3.0 box.  I hope Roku is listening and commits to develop a Roku ATSC 3.0 box.  Although the rollout of local ATSC 3.0 broadcast may be slow, I can see a huge demand for early adopters.  Looks like this may be a reason to hold off on buying a 4K TV until the TV tuner is upgraded to include the new ATSC 3.0 standard.

It's a voluntary standard, and one of the requirements is that "broadcasters that use Next Generation TV to partner with another local station in their market to simulcast their programming in the current DTV standard". It'll likely be years before anyone outside of major markets even has the opportunity to get this OTA at all, and they won't lose any programming even if their tuner isn't able to decode the new standard. I have a feeling that with very few exceptions, people will wait to upgrade for this until it's time to get a new TV anyway. 
 
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Re: FCC AUTHORIZES ATSC 3.0 BROADCAST TRANSMISSION STANDARD

Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:30 pm

Considering ATSC 3.0 will be HVEC based, which is already supported on Roku 4, Premieres, and Ultras, I would imagine it would not take as much to support a tuner on a Roku Ultra based device, similar to the Roku model being used in Australia (because Australia uses H.264/AVC versus MPEG2). 
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Re: FCC AUTHORIZES ATSC 3.0 BROADCAST TRANSMISSION STANDARD

Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:07 pm

https://www.techhive.com/article/3237547/consumer-electronics/4k-broadcast-tv-coming-to-phoenix-first.html

As early as spring 2018, TV viewers in Phoenix may have 10 television stations broadcasting in ATSC 3.0.  It will be interesting to see what products are announced at CES 2018.
 
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Re: FCC AUTHORIZES ATSC 3.0 BROADCAST TRANSMISSION STANDARD

Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:19 pm

mikebdoss wrote:
 I have a feeling that with very few exceptions, people will wait to upgrade for this until it's time to get a new TV anyway. 

You may be right, time will tell.
I think there will be many incentives for consumers and local stations to upgrade.  Local stations will need to cooperate to simulcast their programming using ATSC 1.0, that may mean multi-casting lower resolution on a shared channel.   Consumers that do not upgrade may lose high definition programming.  Stations will have the right to negotiate with cable and satellite companies for the simultaneous carriage of ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0 signals.  This provides a new revenue stream for local stations, expect more fees from cable/satellite providers for local channels.
 
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Re: FCC AUTHORIZES ATSC 3.0 BROADCAST TRANSMISSION STANDARD

Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:33 am

Cord Cutter News has an interesting article on "The Truth About 3.0 OTA TV". 

http://www.cordcuttersnews.com/truth-3- ... ak-rumors/
 
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Re: FCC AUTHORIZES ATSC 3.0 BROADCAST TRANSMISSION STANDARD

Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:00 pm

Sony and Pearl TV announced plans to build an on-screen television program guide that will work with the new 3.0 OTA standard that is going to be tested by 10 Phoenix TV stations.  [color=#000000][font=Open Sans,arial,sans-serif]“The system will bring together broadcast over-the-air signals, cable and satellite retransmission, and streaming over-the-top channels for viewers of next-gen TV".  [/font][/color]

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 78267.html

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