Posted on March 2, 2021 in ATSC News
NextGen TV, aka ATSC 3.0, is rolling out all over the US. Already available in dozens of cities, it holds the promise of 4K resolution, HDR, and more. The best part is that it’s available for free, over the air, using a standard antenna. The catch? You’ll need to have a new TV, or a new external tuner box, to watch it.
While pretty much every TV available can receive existing antenna broadcasts, only a handful of new 2020 and 2021 TVs have built-in NextGen TV tuners. They’re available now or coming soon from LG, Samsung and Sony. Meanwhile a few more companies sell external tuner boxes, which are obviously a lot cheaper than a whole new television. Here’s what you need to know.
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