Has anyone had any experience yet with NextGen over the air TV yet? Supposedly, there are over 60 stations across the US that now broadcast in 4k, but you need an ATSC 3.0 tuner to bring in those signals. Let us know about your experiences with this new technology. Thanks.
Well HDhomerun already has its 3.0 tuner out with this tech and like you I am waiting on reviews etc… To be honest I probably watch more ota tv than anything else.
There will be cheaper tuner devices coming out as time marches on. I’d like to see a dongle style tuner where you can plug in your antenna on one end and hdmi on the other into your tv. The HDhomerun and others that are already out seem quite expensive.
HDhomerun seem to have the monopoly on tuners right now (there are others but they aren’t ready for primetime yet). HDhomerun works well except for some issues with HD audio, hopefully they will fix this with a firmware update.
ADTH now has a fully certified ATSC 3.0 tuner box for $89 on presale pricing at this time. Reviews look good.
Yes, I saw that. Unfortunately, the dearth of information on their website puts it in the aforementioned “not ready for prime time” category!
And remember it’s not only ATSC 3.0…
It will almost surely come along with DRM encryption,
meaning not only will the “tuner dongle”, box, new TV etc need to have 3.0
but it will need to have a DRM license or something to de-crypt the signal.
This DRM encryption also makes your TV Everywhere capabilities limited.
WHY??? OTA tv has always been FREE with a simple antenna.
They want to stick their hands in our pockets at every opportunity.
And for us lucky ones in the hurricane zone it is VERY important that we have UNFETTERED access to OTA tv without any BULLSHIT!!!
Comcast, has already started to encrypt TV stations they own that are broadcasting on the NextGen TV standard.
I strongly suggest every one contact thier Senator and ask that this DRM encryption be dis-allowed on OTA tv