NEXTGEN TV moving glacially

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by harsh, May 6, 2021.

  1. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    The HDHomeRun ATSC3.0 works good, App runs on any smart TV. Two consecutive channels at once (and two ATSC1.0) for a total of 4 per box. My Sony TV also has a ATSC 3.0 tuner.
    I suspect that 5 yrs from now, they will shut down 1.0 and make you be connected to the internet to receive their 3.0 broadcasts, and will probably figure out some way to charge you too unless the Govt requires them to remain free to use the airwaves.
    I can see then sending a 480p stream, but requiring payment for their HD or 4K stream.

    Sinclair MIGHT be wanting ATSC3.0 so they can run their Bally sports channels as subchannels for $$$
  2. Eva

    Eva Active Member

    Nov 8, 2013
    It's about greed. They're taking their clues from Freakbook on how to monitise what you watch so they can serve you the ads.

    A neighbour has a new TV with the 3.0 on it and he doesn't have it connected to the web. He says one station pops up a message on the TV that he can access more features if he hooks it up. That station triggering that is a Sinclair one. I suspect as 5G chips get cheaper, they might put those in newer TVs.
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  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    This isn't practical as the channel requirement for DTV is twice that of NEXTGEN TV and having them both live is a huge waste of bandwidth.
    Get over it. Technology changes and it changes faster with every decade. Tuning adapters aren't yet available so that's not an option at this time but as the thread suggests, NEXTGEN TV is progressing very, very slowly.
    If you don't connect your tuner to the Internet, there's no back channel. Don't get wadded up reading just the cons of NEXTGEN TV.
  4. renegade

    renegade Cool Member

    Jul 28, 2011
    Sinclair Broadcast Group, the evilest of all corporations. All I needed to know. Still a hard pass. Sorry. I'll go on Fakebook before I'll invest in this.

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