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The "bells and whistles" for ATSC 3.0 go well beyond video, audio and PSIP guide info. And, as they're still evolving, many updates and changes may be necessary along the way as broadcasters roll out new features, which may be different from market to market. Each new update will cost the company money to design and produce. Pretty sure there aren't any after-sales expenses for their 1.0 tuner. If they spit out a 3.0 tuner, this fall, there likely will be. Unless they're working on a planned obsolescence model. As mentioned above, if DRM wrecks this one, then they trot out verson 2.0, then 3.0 and so on.
Maybe they only plan to produce a bare-bones, tuning-only model that won't do the alerts, won't handle targeted advertising and won't have any interactive features or recording capabilities. That'd be sad.
But we'll see. And hopefully be pleasantly surprised.
Walking the fine line between jaw-dropping and a plain ol' yawn.
Last edited by DrDon; 06-18-2019 at 08:02 AM.