joblo wrote: ↑Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:49 pm
bobchase wrote: ↑Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:52 pm
joblo wrote: ↑Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:40 pm
Excellent move! Especially if they go in the same PLP with ABC and FOX.
Oh, you really don't want that - not enough bandwidth available.
No, I really do want that, for the reasons I gave in the previously referenced AVS post. Note that I'm not saying there should only be a single PLP or that all the streams should be in it, just the "Big-4", as the FCC refers to them in its Second R&O
Ideally, KUTP would move to KFPH and then there would be room for the other 5 in one PLP, or at least that's what Ted Hand at WSOC Charlotte thinks, because that's his announced plan
. But you're the one with the experience; is Ted right?
And btw, what is the current PLP config in Phoenix and which channels are in which pipe?
If you are talking about "all on one", then yes, I agree with you. However when you said it first there were three PLP's up on that station and there isn't room for four streams in any of the PLPs, so you can see my confusion.
To answer your quality question, on a single PLP setup like the one on KHFP it is easy to get 5 streams up with no degradation of picture quality on as seen on 4k set. I've had 6.5 stations up (6 + a diginet) without signal reduction. Having said all that, I wish I had a way to look at 3.0 on a 2k TV like my old Sharp. I've just received a new STB and, if it works, maybe I'll try that.
The market right now has KFPH up with one PLP. We are experimenting with running two statmux's. One at the DASH level feeding one at the ROUTE level. We also broadcast the Univision "Broadcasters App", so statmuxing gets complicated with NRT data along for the ride. You need a TV to see the app because, today, no set-top box or IRD or tuner will show it.
KASW has three PLP's and is presently experimenting with signaling. Two streams are encoded to the DASH level and sent over to KASW where they are entered in the ROUTE/Signaling encapsulator along with two more streams encoded locally.