A/74 – Receiver Performance Guidelines

7 April 2010

This Recommended Practice addresses the front-end portion of a receiver of digital terrestrial television broadcasts. The recommended performance guidelines enumerated in this document are intended to assure that reliable reception will be achieved. Guidelines for interference rejection are based on the FCC planning factors that were used to analyze coverage and interference for the initial DTV channel allotments. Guidelines for sensitivity and multipath handling reflect field experience accumulated by testing undertaken by ATTC, MSTV, NAB, and receiver manufacturers.

Field ensembles described in Section 5.5.2 of the Recommended Practice are available by request. Email captures@atsc.org. Send a USB drive of at least 60 GB capacity to:

Daro Bruno
Advanced Television Systems Committee
1776 K Street, N.W. Ste. 800
Washington, D.C. 20006

Be certain to include a complete address for return of the USB drive.

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