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by Kendog52361
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: When the Prime 6 comes out, how many are you planning on getting
Replies: 76
Views: 8536

Re: When the Prime 6 comes out, how many are you planning on getting

Nice to see that it hasn't been abandoned, but I would have preferred for the Prime 3 to not be discontinued until the Prime 6 is ready. As I understand it, one or more of the critical components, such as the 3 tuner part, itself, were no longer being manufactured, so to swap them out, for new piec...
by Kendog52361
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year
Replies: 46
Views: 5021

Re: Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year

The first stations that were approved by the FCC will be going live on July 1.

https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/the-fir ... on-july-1/
by Kendog52361
Sat May 25, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year
Replies: 46
Views: 5021

Re: Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year

So, the FCC is apparently starting to accept applications from TV Stations next week. This is for those TV Stations who are wanting to offer ATSC 3.0, however even after they switch over, the TV Stations will be required to continue to offer ATSC 1.0 for 5 years, to provide legacy support. https://w...
by Kendog52361
Sat May 25, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: 6 tuner prime soon !!!
Replies: 188
Views: 33806

Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Will the prime 6 support 4k? I assume no but figured I'd ask since I didn't see it mentioned in the product page. Yes and no. Yes, in that it's codec and definition agnostic. It doesn't care whether it's SD, HD, 1080HD, or even 2K or 4K. However, since apparently a lot of 4K is going to be sent ove...
by Kendog52361
Fri May 03, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: When the Prime 6 comes out, how many are you planning on getting
Replies: 76
Views: 8536

Re: When the Prime 6 comes out, how many are you planning on getting

Sorry guys, I did get things mixed up in my head. The original Prime does indeed have gig ethernet. I just don't understand why in 2019 anybody would build a video box that doesn't have 1Gbps. Is the cost difference from 100 Mbps that great? 1Gbps has been around for consumers for almost 20 years n...
by Kendog52361
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year
Replies: 46
Views: 5021

Re: Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year

Sinclair has selected the new transmitter for it's ATSC 3.0 upgrade. They are currently planning to upgrade 30 stations with the transmitter, but only around 26 will start broadcasting/transmitting ATSC 3.0 signals, this year. https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/sinclair-is-upgrading-90-tv-stations-for-...
by Kendog52361
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year
Replies: 46
Views: 5021

Re: Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year

I just hope this doesn't cause any further delays in the Prime 6, outside of what's required to get it certified by CableLabs(?). The Prime doesn't have a ATSC tuner at all so it shouldn't matter. I was referring more to needing to get an ATSC 3.0 Tuner out this year causing delays to getting the P...
by Kendog52361
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year
Replies: 46
Views: 5021

Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year

So, I just found this article on Cord Cutters News, but apparently Sinclair Broadcasting is planning to roll out ATSC 3.0 to 26 markets this year. There haven't been any announcements about which markets, nor exactly when, but there is a Federally Mandated 4 month notice period before a transition, ...
by Kendog52361
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: 6 tuner prime soon !!!
Replies: 188
Views: 33806

Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Thanks Nate! Is there any possibility if the software to allow DRM recording is not ready when everything else is, that Prime could be released without it so those of use without DRM issues can get access to it, Then when the DRM software end is ready, update the firmware and let the next wave of b...
by Kendog52361
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: 6 tuner prime soon !!!
Replies: 188
Views: 33806

Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

I freely admit I'm speculating, so take this with a load of salt. Now, that being said, assuming they didn't have production ready by, say, late August/early September for Black Friday/the Christmas Season, they may have decided to hold off on announcing it now, when they either have no where near t...