Originally Posted by PlnOTA
Gotcha. Forgot about the ATSC 3.0 test. Was so delayed that I thought it was cancelled.
It appears that they will indeed be moving KSTR's main Unimas broadcast to KUVN. Both stations are now broadcasting their main channels in 720p instead of 1080i.
Looks like it's done: 49.1 is showing up on RF 23 now. Just as soccer season is heating up too.
But, the time and aspect ratio are correct, and the EPG is working. KTXD still doesn't have that straightened out
The only thing I haven't seen yet is some sort of crawl or similar notice on KSTR giving us a date to rescan our TVs, so they may not switch it over on 3/1. We may have a bit more time.
This sounds (very) bad:
Originally Posted by holl_ands
ATSC 3.0 Highlights from CES2019
....mostly reporting interview(s) with Mark Aitken of Sinclair Broadcasting:
DRM (Encryption/Data Rights Management) is holding up ATSC 3.0 roll-out (as usual, no one can reach a consensus).
Sinclair intends to roll-out ATSC 3.0 Transmissions in (at least) 26 DMA's by the END of 2019.
Next CES2020 is target date for actual consumer ATSC 3.0 Equipment Announcements/Roll-outs....which usually means not much to buy till Summer 2020....
TV Technology Mag (Feb 2019 on-line version...I have not yet seen web article posted) has a similar article [search for "CES 2019: Waiting for the Next Gen TV"]...which confirmed "2020" consumer equipment roll-out date per John Taylor (LG VP Public Affairs) interview....and ALSO reported that ... eventual USA version adds some sort of Encryption/DRM as is fully expected in all 2020 equipment
Let me translate that for you. They intend to outlaw the DVR
or at least, impose a few "limitations" on what you can do with your 3.0 recordings; likely: only playable on the device that recorded it, and no editing out ads; possible: no skipping or fast-forwarding past ads while watching.
And don't be surprised if the only 3.0 DVR brand available is TiVo.
But you still have the ATSC 1.0 "lighthouse" broadcasts, even if they're lower PQ, right? Not so fast. AIUI only the .1 channel has to be on the "lighthouse," so they can (and eventually will) drop Get TV, Grit, Comet, TBD
from the 1.0 transmissions - and it'll only get worse if this becomes the industry norm.