ATSC 3.0 News - WTVF
- Posted June 3rd, 2020 at 7:15pm
- Posted on June 3rd, 2020 at 7:52pm
when 3.0 is started thru all channels, will it affect my tv? I just bought 3 new tv's, I don't want to buy 3 more in just a few years for the 3.0.
- Posted on June 3rd, 2020 at 11:48pm
Well, I'm sorry to say yes because 3.0 is not backwards compatible with 1.0, but it probably won't be for another five years because the FCC wants TV stations to still broadcast 1.0 format for at least five years from when they started broadcasting 3.0. I hope I have answered your question.
- Posted on June 4th, 2020 at 1:34am
if my 1.0 tv is still working in 5 years could I get a box of some kind to help it receive 3.0? thanks for your help
- Posted on June 5th, 2020 at 2:58pm
That's my plan. I have a Vizio "TV". It did not include a receiver so it is basically a big monitor. I have a separate 1.0 receiver for it. Unless my Vizio breaks, I don't plan on getting a new TV anytime soon and may go with a 3.0 receiver.
- Posted on June 5th, 2020 at 3:44pm
Pretty much yes. Right now, there is not that many 3.0 receivers whether built-in TVs or converter boxes, but in about five years, when 1.0 is on its way out, there will be probably an enormous supply of TVs with 3.0 built-in tuners and converter boxes and/or HDMI tuner dongles you can add to your current TV. If you have any more questions, I will try and answer as best as I can.