Can we keep track of new ATSC 3.0 stations going on the air?

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  1. comfortably_numb

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    They also don't support MPEG2 and have told developers (aka Silicondust) that they never will. I agree with you that they want their platform free of any broadcast-related RF tuning ability or video decoding.

    Now as for the Amazon Fire stick, I can stream OTA video just fine from an HDHR device. So perhaps Amazon will get on board with 3.0, at least in their Fire TV line.
     
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    Point made in Roku. But Fire Stick or somebody will likely do it.


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    That would seem like a job for a Next Gen TV Recast.

    Adding tuners to sticks seems like an odd idea and one that is probably fraught with interference and heat problems.
     
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    I'm guessing the release of the likely cheapy Korean box is going to be somewhere around the end of the month.

    If it costs me less than $250 to get and import it whenever it's released I'm going for it
     
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    Good for you. Report back.

    I’d put that money elsewhere, but that’s just me.


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    What are you going to do with the first one you have, that appears to only work in South Korea?
     
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    When I get it back from Phoenix, it'll make a good ATSC 1.0 DVR for me (it runs LG webOS!)
     
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    What leads you to conclude that the new one will work in the US market?
     
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    Nothing really

    I can take risks
     
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    We have a LG ATSC 3.0 at our tower. Don’t know if it works though.


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    A set top box or a TV?
    PM me if you're comfortable
     
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    Set top box.

    I haven’t seen it yet.

    But I do know at least one of the stations on our tower is looking to start testing 3.0 soon.


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    Scott,
    Which TV market you are in? Since your local station is about to start a ATSC 3.0!:)
     
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    I'm jaded because my area SFN project went down in flames due to repeated equipment failure. I wasn't all that optimistic because I'm don't understand how SFN is going to serve a market that covers tens of thousands of square miles or if there is some manner of hybrid setup that will make it all work.

    I was initially hopeful many concepts would be proven out (or fantasy) as my market is filled with all manner of RF propagation pitfalls.
     
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    My bet is on WVIT in the New Haven market, it's an NBC O&O
     
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    Lots of good lessons in that video.

    I'm even more interested in the impacts of interference.
     

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