Looks like Best Buy is dumping TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by dmk1974, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. jonw747

    jonw747 Active Member

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    Makes sense, but there are economic benefits to using ATSC 3 including the ability to share towers/antennas with other broadcasters during the transition. I'm not thrilled about things like DRM based pay-TV, viewer tracking, or private internet services coming to the public airwaves, but they are incentives that will bring in more money for broadcasters.

    PBS is of course another matter as far as their economic model. Maybe they won't be able to afford to lead the way this time (give or take what happens in November...).
     
  2. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    There was a similar scenario with ATSC 1.0. There were TVs with HD displays and NTSC analog tuners. There were also extended definition ED displays with analog tuners.
     
  3. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    Does that mean that the other sub channels would be shut off during the special event?
     
  4. jonw747

    jonw747 Active Member

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    Sort of ...

    Pioneer introduced a 720p HD display in December of 1997 (it was VERY expensive) and HD broadcasting in the US started in 1998.

    Whereas 4K/UHD TV's have been commodity purchases for years now. Can you still find a 1080 display?

    Even 8K HDTV's are pretty affordable compared to HD TVs in the early days.

    But I'm not counting "Enhanced Definition" TV's.
     

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