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Difference between ATSC 1.0 vs ATSC 2.0 vs ATSC 3.0 TV stds

This page compares ATSC 1.0 vs ATSC 2.0 vs ATSC 3.0 TV standards and mentions difference between ATSC 1.0,ATSC 2.0 and ATSC 3.0.

ATSC 1.0

ATSC 1.0

Following are the features of ATSC 1.0 standard:
• Supports one bit rate of 19.4 Mbps
• Provides coverage with 15dB CNR at rooftop.
• Supports HDTV, multicast and data transmission.
• Here both TV and internet were separately served to users or customers.
• It allows HDTV and SD multicast.
• It uses 8VSB modulation, Refer VSB modulation➤

ATSC 2.0

Following are the features of ATSC 2.0 standard:
• It is backward compatible with ATSC 1.0
• allows interactive and hybrid TV using internet protocols
• supports advanced video compression
• supports advertisements
• Video on demand
• allows storage of non real time contents

ATSC 3.0

ATSC 3.0

Following are the features of ATSC 3.0 standard:
• With introduction of ATSC 3.0 broadcasting becomes part of the wireless internet. Here broadband and broadcasting has been merged.
• Delivers more bits/Hz and hence it is spectrum efficient.
• It supports flexible bit rates and various coverage areas.
• Supports multiple simultaneous bit pipes with different choices for different broadcast services viz. physical layer pipes (time), layered division multiplexing (power) and channel bonding.
• It allows UHD and/or HD multicast.
• It uses OFDM technique to deliver high data rate ranging from 28 to 36Mbps or higher than this over 6 MHz bandwidth.
• Supports resolution of 3840 X 2160 at 60 frames per second (i.e. 4K UHD TV)
Refer ATSC 3.0 tutorial➤ which mentions features of ATSC 3.0 technology. It also mentions stack, frame, physical layer and advantages of ATSC 3.0 digital TV standard.


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