Snark alert. I’m having a hard time getting excited about shiny new broadcast tech.
Sadly, Seattle have many homeless at nearly every highway underpass and it becomes one of the first cities to adopt ATSC 3.0 brining over the air 4K programming.
ATSC 3.0 is now live in Seattle, with seven stations broadcasting with the NextGen TV transmission standard. The local stations that are now transmitting with ATSC 3.0 include KOMO-TV (ABC), KIRO-TV (CBS), KCPQ (Fox), KING-TV (NBC), KONG (Ind.), KZJO (MyNet) and KUNS-TV (Univision). The list includes all of Seattle’s major broadcasters.ATSC 3.0 is Live in Seattle | Cord Cutters News
If you’re wondering what ATSC 3.0 is, it’s basically the newest version of cabling specs, allowing higher speeds and increased quality for all these new 4K and soon 8K televisions.
It’s great to know Seattle — the hotbed of COVID-19 in our state — wants to focus on improving technology, keeping our flagship city on the cutting edge of tech, but, seriously, who is pushing for this ATSC 3.0 standard right now?
Priorities, priorities. Maybe I’ve got this wrong, feel free to vent in the comments if you’re ecstatic that TV stations are upgrading to ATSC 3.0.
I’ve sat on this for a couple weeks, mulling over if this even was worth posting, but it does give me a chance to point out that if you’re visiting Seattle any time soon, you’ll see homeless people everywhere in addition to enjoying ATSC 3.0, if you even want to watch our local TV channels.