When I first purchased my house, not that long ago, I made sure that I was going to keep by bills low. Basically, I have the internet, and a cell phone. I got a pretty nifty antenna so that I could watch some local things, maybe stay up to date on the news, watch some sports when they were on the right channels, etc. So far, it has worked pretty well. Sports are in surround sound, the picture is adequate; I’m fairly entertained.
This may be old news to most of you, but ATSC 3.0 is extremely exciting to me, and it is getting closer. The cool things that ATSC 3.0 can do are pretty neat. I broadband integration and 4k resolution are also exciting. It seems to be the natural progression of technology, but why did it take so long?
ATSC 1.0 reached an agreement for an all-digital broadcast back in 1996, it took a little while for this to happen, and a lot of consumer education, but it eventually worked out. Believe me, I understand how difficult it was. That was the exact time that I worked in consumer electronics retail, and the entire world was freaking out, not knowing what to do. Once it became more mainstream, people began to understand this as the normal standard.
Now, with everything ATSC 3.0 can do, it looks like it will satisfy most of our needs, for OTA broadcasting that is. Korea will get it first, and I can’t wait to see what it can do.
What are you most excited about? Do you watch OTA TV? Will you now?