ATSC 3.0 to be Deployed in 40 U.S. Markets by End of 2020

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  1. primestar31

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    That's an engineering special model dongle for stations that are testing, and not meant for the average end-user.
     
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    Well, I guess if they have it so miniaturized already, they might get one on the market next year for under $100. Maybe a stripped down model under $50.

    If they do this, then I’d say they’re really all in


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    It's been said that the $895 dongle is just a DVB-T2 SDR dongle that's somehow modified to receive ATSC 3.0. If that's true, it's likely the software they are using that's allowing that.

    https://www.maxlinear.com/product/connected-home/satellite-and-terrestrial/fsc-and-narrowband-tuners-demods/terrestrial/mxl603

     
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    YouTube link 404.


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    Somehow, if Sinclair said it was raining, I’d put away my umbrella.


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    You have to click on the YOUTUBE link in the bottom right corner of the video, and it'll play directly from Youtube's site. I just did so, and it works fine for me.
     
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    Consider that an outboard tuner is going to need to be able to transcode the audio from AC-4 (or MPEG-H outside of North America) to AC-3 in order for most currently installed audio systems to be able handle it. I think your pricing target is going to cause some fairly severe hemorrhaging.
     
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    I don’t get to the video. Using Reader app on iPhone XS Max.


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    Since Sinclair is participating and I see Charleston West Virginia on the list and they own ABC 8 and FOX 11 in that market then I take it that they can just put FOX 11 on their ABC sub channel and offer the ATSC 3.0 on the FOX 11 station.


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    I can't imagine how it will work, but according to some, lighthousing will have both WCHS and WVAH going Next Gen TV on their respective frequencies (RF29 and RF24) with the DTV versions of both moving somewhere else. It seems backwards to me as Next Gen TV has greater capacity to handle multiple stations than DTV.

    I contend that if DTV goes SD (or an insufferably compressed HD) to accomplish this stacking of stations, many viewers will walk away from the broadcast platform out of disappointment with the quality.
     
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    Very real chance of that.


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