Posted Fri Jan 8, 2016 at 09:45 AM PST by Steven Cohen
New live tests for the ATSC 3.0 candidate standard have been conducted.
LG has announced the successful transmission of 4K Ultra HD content with HDR to its ATSC 3.0-enabled receivers at CES. The broadcast was conducted by KHMP Channel 18. In addition, a similar broadcast test was transmitted to Samsung TVs at the show.
"We are proud that LG technology is behind the majority of the elements of the Physical Layer transmission system," said Dr. Skott Ahn, president and chief technology officer, LG Electronics. "ATSC 3.0 is a collaborative effort among many broadcast technology experts, and LG technology is part of at least 10 of the 15 building blocks of the new Candidate Standard."
The KHMP Channel 18 4K HDR transmission was broadcast using the ATSC 3.0 Physical Layer Candidate Standard, allowing for high quality and high bandwidth. ATSC 3.0 promises to deliver the high capacity necessary for Ultra HD 4K HDR content along with robust reception on mobile devices and improved spectrum efficiency. LG helped to develop the standard's scrambler, forward error correction, bit-interleaver, mapper, MIMO, time-interleaver, OFDM framer, frequency-interleaver, pilot and tone reserve, and guard interval. The CES test follows previous trials in Seoul, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
An exact completion date for the ATSC 3.0 standard has not been announced, but finalization is on track for this year.
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