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As there are many ION stations this may be seen in other areas.
So I have replied in the "New FusionHDTV Software" thread.
Everything you might want to know about KAXT attached, The TSReader Lite output.
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Advanced Television Systems Committee standards
The most immediate, major development is ATSC 2.0, which is expected to become a candidate standard sometime in late 2011 or early 2012, with final adoption as a standard in 2012.
The shift would allow broadcasters to deliver a plethora of new services, including nonreal-time content that would permit viewers to access news, weather and other content on demand; new interactive services to enhance live broadcasts; personalized advertising systems for ads targeted to a viewer’s location or interests; the use of MPEG 4 compression systems that would let broadcasters do more with their existing spectrum; advanced programming guides to make it easier to find content; and conditional access that would allow broadcasters to launch subscription or pay-per-view TV services; to name a few of its major features.
A/103:2012, Non-Real-Time Content Delivery
List of ATSC standards
KKPX's (ION) problems being read by Fusion may be hidden in this documentation.
KAXT-1.zip 538k .zip file
P.S. I changed this post after being told that once you upload a file, it will take space on AVS forever, (My understanding) it was to be deleted because so few readers here will be interested..
No, existing ATSC TVs/TV tuners/converter boxes can NOT handle it.
It has been clearly stated, and I agree with it, that another Digital Conversion will not happen. Want to buy another new DTV, start using a new converter box, few will want to.
DTV channels are being reduced, see:
The official final DTV Table Of Allotments-channel change thread - AVS Forum
Now, if you look at KKPX (ION) TSReader data that Trip has online, you will see MPEG-4 is being used.
You must PAY $$ and get an AirBox subscription box. Just like a Cable box for PAY Channels.
How well it is going for Airbox? AFAIK you cannot get a Airbox here in the San Francisco Bay area even though the signal is on the air.
Most people on this list will not want one as spanish is the language used and while there are many spanish speakers here, they do not read this forum.
Yes, it is the data stream that would change, but ATSC TVs/TV tuners/converter boxes are locked into MPEG2 and there are no ways to update the firmware.
If there were then maybe, the CPU power may not be sufficient and memory too small.
The HDHR might be able to handle ATSC 2.0 BECAUSE their firmware CAN be updated.
ATSC TVs/TV tuners/converter boxes have two parts, the tuner and the data stream handler.
There have been some attempts to hack ION but the encryption is preventing this.
If a stream is encrypted then anything can be in that stream and must be ignored by ATSC TVs/TV tuners/converter boxes.
Only the products of one company in two very different products are having problems. Should other products have problems, then ION will cancel the contract with Airbox.
If I look at a growing number of sites, the product I look at pops up on other sites (Earthlink Web Mail). They are already in my house.
If you are asking about ION, KKPX is on RF 41 PSIP 65.1.
List of ION stations:
As stated before, you will not see the encrypted streams.
Nothing from Sutro on the planned work mailing list (One or two messages perhaps per year!). They have redesigned their web page so I cannot find where they (Might) list any problems.
Nothing on KQED or KCSM OTA problem lists.
So assume as is almost always the case:
Nothing has changed at Sutro Tower.