You would think that with all this supposed "testing" in various markets they'd have some solid info out there by now. I'm thinking they are not getting the results they had been HOPING for, and are keeping quiet.Seems like there were more stations earlier in the game.
Here's a not-too-old article speaking to some of the features that the proponents are peddling:
It speaks to Avis piloting in-car reception (how many rental cars do you see with passengers?).
It also mentions Chicago, Dallas and Michigan as places where the new scheme is being tested and plays down the value of testing in South Korea.
Perhaps contrary to the reasonings of navychop, a Phoenix survey indicates that 42% of those interested in Next-Gen would buy new TVs. Those sets would be available for the 2020 holiday shopping season.
I'm still waiting to see results from markets with acreage and significant geographical features (Philly, Seattle, Portland and many more).
There's a lot to tinker with in the Next-Gen standards. I'd much rather they figure out how to (and if they can) cover everyone before they spend a lot of time pushing out the corners of content.You would think that with all this supposed "testing" in various markets they'd have some solid info out there by now.
That's one of the reasons I left Ohio behind. Columbus gets less than 100 days of sun per year. That's less than Seattle. Depressing.I miss those beach cams that used to be on satellite. Lots of fun watching a place that gets Sun more than a few days a year, unlike Michigan...
There are advantages to using something a lot less dependent on delta compression when you're medium isn't entirely stable.Meanwhile, we're still using MPEG-2 on ATSC 1.0.
As it will probably be built on one of the existing boxes with something like the Sinclair chip and support hardware added, I would expect it to be at least triple the price of the existing box (unless Sinclair is funding the project with the sale of the chips where it will be much more money).God I hope this one is cheap
You may have noticed that they don't offer a DTV tuner so why would they visit Next Gen TV?That would be leaving money on the table.