We have something better than a label. We have an entire section called "Risks and challenges":
Did we miss anything in there?The new HDHomeRun QUATRO 4K hardware has completed production qualification. We are working closely with component vendors as the production schedule is dependent on components being delivered on time.
ATSC 3.0 broadcasters are themselves testing. When a test broadcast first starts in your area it will likely not be intended for consumers to watch TV. During testing expect to see channels work one day then disappear the next. We have seen codecs change day to day, DRM protection turn on and off, fake emergency alerts, malformed XML data, etc. This is part of the fun - you get to see what broadcasters are testing.
ATSC 3.0 is a large complicated spec with many features and modes of operation without test cases. As broadcast-equipment vendors and broadcasters test new features it will likely require software and/or firmware work to ensure correct operation. This is an industry wide problem - we are confident we can stay on top of it via firmware and software updates. Our goal is to hide the protocol complications and provide a simple video stream out so apps don't need to deal with it.
We intend to support streaming up to four ATSC 3.0 sub-channels from the two ATSC 3.0 tuners. This is not yet supported - today each sub-channel requires a dedicated tuner.
Not all playback clients will be able to support ATSC 3.0 content due to new codecs being utilized. You may need to purchase new client/playback hardware. For a computer you might need to purchase a new graphics card. Windows may require a paid Microsoft codec to be purchased from Microsoft Store.
Not all playback clients will be able to play broadcast format 4K content even if the playback client is advertised as 4K or plays Netflix in 4K. You may need to purchase new client/playback hardware. For a computer you might need to purchase a new graphics card.
Even if you do purchase specific a playback device or graphics card recommended by Silicondust there is still the possibility that some channels will not render video correctly. We have seen a 4K broadcast on cable, for example, that failed to map the color space correctly on Windows 10. If something fails to render video correctly due to a codec issue we will do our best to reach out to the relevant OS or device vendor with a test case.
ATSC 3.0 allows for interlaced HEVC content. We haven't seen interlaced HEVC content and do not know what devices or operation systems (if any) support interlaced HEVC content.
ATSC 3.0 broadcast channels can be DRM protected and DRM playback is not yet supported. We plan to support DRM playback where possible however it is expected that some client platforms will not be able to support playback of DRM protected channels.
Some popular client platforms such as Roku and Apple TV are not able to support all ATSC 3.0 features.
At launch we are only supporting the USA market and only shipping to USA addresses. Korea uses similar ATSC 3.0 technology but has notable protocol differences. If you are in Korea we are keen to get data captures however we can't guarantee support.