That CNET article makes some good points, so I think I’m going to back off my ‘obsolete’ comment:CNET’s take on the subject: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/next-gen-tv-is-free-4k-tv-with-an-antenna-and-its-coming-this-year/What is it about ATSC 3.0 that makes this a disappointing day.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.
I am unfamiliar with 3.0 and what it makes it so special
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/coming-soon-to-a-tv-station-near-you-top-40-tv-markets-launching-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).
“HD tuners were inexpensive when they first came out, and are even more so now. The HD tuner I use is currently $26 on Amazon. Even if ATSC 3.0 tuners are more expensive when they first come out, by the time anyone actually requires one, they'll almost certainly be affordable.”
While I wouldn’t be ecstatic over the idea of another box in my media set-up, I’m not going to consider it a showstopper.
So I guess I’m going to track the 77CX through CES 2021 and decide to either jump on one on closeout or hold off for a 2021 WOLED depending on if there is enough new ‘there there’...