Comment GZSY Re: What's really driving this?


Will ATSC 3.0 make your TV useless after 2017?


What's really driving this? (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2015-08-08 12:40 (#GT7Y)

So who will really benefit here? hardware manufacturers? content providers?

I know all it does for me is make me even less likely to ever break down and buy a new TV (something I never did after the switch to digital... well, no point now!)

Re: What's really driving this? (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2015-08-08 13:41 (#GTBV)

I was thinking the same thing. TV technology seems to be changing fast, and yet what it delivers isn't all that different than it was in the 70s. How many times do they think I'm going to rebuy a device?

Re: What's really driving this? (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2015-08-10 16:29 (#GZSY)

If you are referring to the content that's on, you have an argument. If you are talking about the picture quality, you may or may not be correct. If you can get a signal, TV is much better than it was in the 70's even before the digital switch over. However, with the switch over, there are some locations like mine in a vast sea of a suburban sprawl in a major tv market that *had* good signal before the switch over and decent picture quality, but lost all channels except one after the switch over.

But the analog static, audio pop, v sync and general waviness is gone. Its as good as anything you can get from any internet source ( netflix, hulu, etc).


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2015-08-11 07:06 Insightful +1

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