If that's all 3.0 will do for us.... then yawn. That just looks like watching the news on your laptop. Big whoop. I want to know if signal penetration is any better, if picture quality is any better, etc.Here's an ATSC 3.0 menu demo for a few TV stations in the Phoenix, Arizona market:
That demo was all I could find (for now, anyways). I'll be on the lookout for more videos. I, too, am interested to see what all ATSC 3.0/Next Gen TV can do...If that's all 3.0 will do for us.... then yawn. That just looks like watching the news on your laptop. Big whoop. I want to know if signal penetration is any better, if picture quality is any better, etc.
Be patient, tests are ongoing in a few cities. Real-world stats will come. Early adopters will start posting their experiences later this year and next. Hopefully it will be ready for the masses by 2022.And yet I still haven't seen any real-world stats yet to back that up-
Of course not. If you care to inform yourself, there are real-world stats, test results, demonstrations, etc. all available now if you look for them. Or you can just ignore it now and wait until it rolls out. No excitement required.So we're supposed to be excited about adopting something that nobody really knows anything about?
Dayton stations ABC 22 and Fox 45 have been off the air since the October repack. They are broadcasting at very low power. They are waiting for the transmitter group to finish their installation. There is a several month backlog around the country and the installation backlog is expected to get worse during the first and second quarter of 2020 due to the final phase of the repack. So don’t hold your breath waiting for ATSC 3 installations. The schedule for the first round of ATSC 3 is likely to be 2021.One way to estimate the installation of ATSC 3.0 transmissions is to look at the rate that stations changed channels due to the repack.
Assuming that all the high end transmitter and antenna installation guys are busy until after phase ten, I see fewer transitions until the end of this year.
If you follow the applications for replacement antennas that include some vertical polarization and conclude that the V-POL is for Next gen TV, then factor in the workload at the antenna companies, I’d estimate that mid 2021 is a more realistic schedule for completion of the first round of 61 stations.