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Thinking about buying a new TV- Think Again

Thinking about buying a new TV- Think Again




In an article on Bloomberg news they cited an upcoming FCC rule about Sinclair Corporation Next Gen TV. According to the article Sinclair has the exclusive patents for this new technology.

Basically, if the FCC passes this new regulation every broadcaster will need to incorporate this technology. The article also pointed out that most current TV’s will either have to have some type of adapter or will be obsolete within five years. This applies to all forms of TV reseption including OTA signals using an antenna

Next gen TV will allow them to track everyone and target specific advertising similar to what is done when you access the Internet.

A number of consumer groups and industry groups are not in favor of this new ruling citing increased costs for consumers. Cable and Satellite providers will need to invest in new cable boxes in order to display the Next Gen TV content and also pay a royalty to Sinclair to use the technology. This will mean higher costs to consumers.



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In an article on Bloomberg news they cited an upcoming FCC rule about Sinclair Corporation Next Gen TV. According to the article Sinclair has the exclusive patents for this new technology.

Basically, if the FCC passes this new regulation every broadcaster will need to incorporate this technology. The article also pointed out that most current TV’s will either have to have some type of adapter or will be obsolete within five years. This applies to all forms of TV reseption including OTA signals using an antenna

Next gen TV will allow them to track everyone and target specific advertising similar to what is done when you access the Internet.

A number of consumer groups and industry groups are not in favor of this new ruling citing increased costs for consumers. Cable and Satellite providers will need to invest in new cable boxes in order to display the Next Gen TV content and also pay a royalty to Sinclair to use the technology. This will mean higher costs to consumers.



And Big Brother will be watching...


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Eh, Big Brother is already watching. Everything you do through your cable box or the internet is tracked. It's why companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google are so powerful - they have oodles of information about our habits.

As for TVs: It will be at least 5 years before this Next Gen standard becomes a requirement, so if you're in the market for a TV today, I wouldn't wait. You'll get at least 5 good years out of it, and in 5 years you'll probably want to upgrade to the newest tech regardless...


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In an article on Bloomberg news



You lost me at boom berg "news." Whistle


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I remember a few years back when the whole "digital" cable/TV craze was heating up, and it was all over the news that everyone would need new TV's to have cable. Never happened. Heck, I have a 20 yr old RCA in my basement that is connected to a box and works just fine, so Im not going to worry yet. Seems like a monopoly/anti-trust issue to allow one set of technology anyway...cant believe that would happen.


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If you want to see what this is about, here is one article. It allows over-the-air broadcasters to deliver services similar to what you can get over an internet connection. Think of Netflix over a wireless link.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-ripley-sinclair-mobile-tv-20170210-story.html


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I agree with Thomas on this one. I wouldn't get too excited just yet. If this was going to be the next big thing - for sure- I think the stock market would be accumulating Sinclair...that's not happening. (Edit) My bad...I put the relative strength index at the top, not the accumulation/distribution line...sorry. But it's not being heavily accumulated.