Originally Posted by NeilPeart
I'm still holding on to my plasmas until all the HDR stuff is sorted out...ATSC 3.0 should provide better reception...As long as I can tune most of the locals most of the time then I don't mind using OTA as my primary TV option and supplement it with streaming (Amazon Prime and Netflix both have a great selection for my family). Also, external tuners and DVRs typically have tuners with improved reception - my current TiVo Roamio has better reception than my Panny ST60, Sammy F8500 and even the new TCL 55P607. I'm hoping by 2020 the situation will be much clearer.
Well, I caved, bigger than chit. Folded like a cheap lawn chair, I did. I've had the old Panny plasma for nigh unto 9 years, but recently my nephew moved back to town..with his 2015 LG OLED. He's got it down in 'the cave,' with a Panny plasma, same size, about the same age as mine set up next to it. Seeing them side by side was my demise..and his LG is just 1080.
So I'm in town the other day, and figure I'll stop by the TV shop..a guy can dream, can't he?
Well, look here, they've still got a couple 2016 B6Ps left! Got that bad dog home, set it up, and that's when it got dangerous. Seeing it upscale the 1080 OTA signal, my shoes and socks were blown off, then my jaw dropped to the floor and smashed my toes.
So I watched some golf over the weekend, Women's British Open and PGATour. PGATour, when the camera was shooting down the fairway from behind a player, I noticed that there were a few circular areas of tree leaves, further away down the fairway, that were blurry. The center, close up portion where the player was, was always sharp. I wondered if I was seeing an upscaling issue, but I did
see what looked like a smear, moving with the camera, at one point. But you would think the cameraman would be on top of it, or that the booth would alert him if they saw something. I'll have to look at a variety of content (other channels, DVR+ etc.) to see if it was an issue only on that particular telecast. I guess I'll have to dive into the thread on that panel. Shouldn't take long, it's only got 21,000 replies.
But as you said, when they go to ATSC 3, we can always get a new, compatible external tuner or DVR. I'm really looking forward to having fewer multipath issues, and maybe usable signals from further away. Not to mention the other upgrades..