Article: Charter doubtful about the future of ATSC 3.0

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  1. Voyager6

    Voyager6 Just lost in space Pub Member / Supporter Lifetime Supporter

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    Did anyone catch the proposed ATSC 3.0 broadcasts for 5 years from now? 2 UHD channels and additional SD channels on the same stream. How bit starved will those channels be?
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    Do I read the bottom right correctly? 11 SD channels via ATSC 1?

    That will look so bad it’ll drive folks to buy ATSC 3- or drop OTA. Which I suspect is the goal.


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  3. comfortably_numb

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    We already have that here on WROB/KCKS/KMJC- 12 SD channels.
     
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    I probably don't have to ask this but what's the quality like? :rolleyes:
     
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    comfortably_numb Topic Starter Dogs have owners, cats have staff Pub Member / Supporter

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    To be honest, it's not too bad.
     
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    Wow, that's really surprising but I'm glad to hear it for your sake. :)
     
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    Most of the documentation I've read suggests that UHD will require a full RF channel. To suggest they can get two and a handful of others is likely marketing fiction.
     
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    Can’t be too bad if they’re trying to hawk Jewelry TV on it. But I doubt I’d watch it.


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    True, JTV is one of the subchannels. However there are some other "cable-like" channels that are OK, like Buzzr, Retro etc.
     
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    At least they broadcast the aspect ratio correctly. I cannot tell you how many subchannels I have seen that are broadcasting picture framed widescreen material.
     

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