Originally Posted by billmich
Originally Posted by MechanicalMan
Techradar says, "thereâ€™️s absolutely no way to put this on a stand," but it is being displayed on feet at CES, as pictured in their article. So I'm a little confused about this. I guess those feet are just something that was rigged so they could showcase the rear of the TV at CES? I had assumed it would at least have the option of those atrocious feet for people who aren't wall mounting. I'm not wall mounting, and I insist on ATSC 3.0, so this has been a disappointing day.
What is it about ATSC 3.0 that makes this a disappointing day.
I am unfamiliar with 3.0 and what it makes it so special
CNET’s take on the subject: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cne...ing-this-year/
And more details from Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATSC_3.0
ATSC 3.0 digital broadcast standard supports 4K @ 120Hz and HDR...
Trials have already been started internationally (South Korea) and are slated to begin in select US media markets including the San Francisco Bay Area by the end of this year: https://www.atsc.org/newsletter/comi...hing-atsc-3-0/
“A broad coalition of broadcast television station groups – network owned-and-operated stations and affiliates, as well as public broadcasters – have announced plans to deploy Next-Gen TV in the 40 largest U.S. TV markets by the end of 2020.
“Top 40 Markets where the first transitioning stations have been identified (ranked by population) include:
Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Calif.
Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Fla.
Salt Lake City, Utah
San Antonio, Texas
Kansas City, Mo,
West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Las Vegas, Nev.
If you only get your content through streaming or cable, you win’t care about ATSC 3.0. But if you watch any content you care about over the air, buying a new TV without ATSC 3.0 is likely to be obsolete before you get it out of the box...
It sounds as though this summer’s olympics may be a tad too early for broadcast in ATSC 3.0, but it’s a near-certainty that the next Olympics in 2024 will be (and probably also the 2022 Winter Olympics).