[opendtv] Re: New ATSC 3.0 Technology Group Formed to Anticipate TV of the Future

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 17:01:16 -0500

Dale Kelly wrote:

>> No one is forcing ATSC to use 59.94, except for equipment
> manufacturers.
> True but, as a practical matter, ATSC is the Equipment Manufacturers.
> They control the voting majority and are also most often supported by
> the big 3 TV Networks.

And they (ATSC) fully support 60 Hz and progressive modes.

If broadcasters/networks want to eliminate interlaced and 59.94 fps, by far the 
easiest approach, *as far as standards are concerned*, is to strike them out of 
ATSC, and leave the rest as is! You can do this with the mere stroke of a pen.

Changing out the actual hardware, to eliminate 59.94 and progressive, becomes 
far easier to do this way, than by rewriting a whole new standard. Because the 
transitional period is a snap. As opposed to being a mess.


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