kumaramitabh 12/5/2012 | 3:29:22 PM
re: Wild About 'White Space' Despite many objections to the use of while spaces in spectrum for other services including wireless, the broadcasters have been objecting to such use.
However with Digitization, each " TV Station" which was originally transmitting one TV channel, can transmit five or more. Also with ATSC adopting the H.264/AVC statndards for video, it is possiblle to pack over 15 channels in the space for what was originally one TV Station.
The White spaces are needed for new servives which include WiMAX and Mobile TV which have been facing heavy weather.

opticalwatcher 12/5/2012 | 3:29:19 PM
re: Wild About 'White Space' "ATSC adopting the H.264/AVC statndards for video"

Do you mean ATSC-MPH (Mobile Personal Handheld)? I think it is a promising technology but is anyone planning on putting it into handhelds? Is anyone planning on broadcasting using ATSC-MPH?

I hope so. Over-the-air television received on hand-helds is popular in Japan. It is better than ATSC. If it catches on and you live in a fringe area you could get a new digital converter box for your home and actually receive a signal.

But right now there isn't a single television, converter box, or handheld that can receive it and no one is broadcasting it. I'm guessing companies like Samsung will put it in their handhelds first, then the broadcasters will start sending a signal to these new high-income advertising customers.
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