I would welcome a 25 Mb/s broadband offering from the broadcasters, as that is faster than what I can get via DSL from my local telco. I don't see the broadcasters being management-savvy enough to provide this kind of service, though.
It has nothing to do with how savvy they are about management or technology, it is all about what kind of revenue they could derive from it. There is an unbearable cost in tying up their bandwidth with unicasts. They may be able to practically use the bandwidth on multicast.I don't see the broadcasters being management-savvy enough to provide this kind of service, though.
In terms of new equipment, I expect that only new modulators are required. The repack doesn't require new modulators (except for the lighthouse stations that will need the most efficient DTV technology) but most of the other stuff will be new (and acquired with substantial subsidy from the repack fund). That "stuff" (link components, amplifiers, antennas) should be as useful with Next Gen TV as it is with DTV.One thing that crossed my mind is the cost of upgrading to new equipment.
The new transmitters being installed for repack are already ATSC 3.0 capable: https://www.tvtechnology.com/repack...hwarz-high-power-transmitters-for-90-stationsOne thing that crossed my mind is the cost of upgrading to new equipment. Many of the stations in the U.S. are already putting up new transmitters for the repack. Would they really want to use more resources to set up all new equipment for 3.0 after just making adjustments under the current system for the repack?
The antenna for a sending a particular frequency doesn't change with modulation scheme. Shaping of the coverage area is done through with multiple antennas and other trickeryThe transmitting antenna is shaped for the frequency, and maybe power.
This is generally true.It “doesn’t care” if the signal is ATSC or ATSC 3.
This would require multiple RF channels to pull off and thus far, I don't think that's supported by the FCC channel allocation policy.Can you have a low power tv station to use for subs and use the main station transmitter for 4k.
Having one company own multiple stations is not the same as stations offering each other's subchannels.Our Ramar stations do that, they run at least 3 frequencies here.
Display channel RF channel A.1 C.1 A.2 C.2 A.3 C.3 B.1 C.4 B.2 C.5