08.15.2011 10:15 AM
ATSC to Develop 3DTV Standards for Broadcast

WASHINGTON: The Advanced Television Systems Committee has begun work on the development of 3D television transmission standards for both fixed and mobile device broadcast television service. The effort will be led by Dr. Youngkwon Lim, who represents the Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute, which is based in Daejon, South Korea. It is estimated that this standards development work with take up to a year to complete.

“The addition of 3D-TV over-the-air TV broadcast transmission is part of our ongoing effort to expand the capabilities of the ATSC suite of digital television standards,” said Mark Richer, ATSC president. “The addition of 3DTV capability to the DTV broadcast standard will foster new broadcast services while preserving the integrity of legacy TV receivers by adopting a system that allows for simultaneous delivery of 2D HDTV, Mobile DTV, and 3D programs within the same channel while ensuring backwards compatibility.”

The planned standard will address the delivery of 3D content to both off-air television receivers and mobile handheld devices, with both left- and right-eye views presented in real time. It would all provide for non-real-time delivery of 3D content. In June, the association released an interim report on its 3D standards work.

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Posted by: Tom Butts
Mon, 08-15-2011 12:49 PM Report Comment
Just gives me a headache thinking about it.
Posted by: Tom Butts
Fri, 08-19-2011 04:23 PM Report Comment
Figure how many data bits two HD streams in 3D will need and then use that data throughput as the minimum target after an improved compression system is chosen to replace MPEG2. With all the broadband lobbiests trying to push Congress toward compacting the tv spectrum, we need to concentrate first on the next generation DTV and fast.
Posted by: Tom Butts
Mon, 08-15-2011 02:28 PM Report Comment
It would seem a far more important goal to research the successor to MPEG2 as with the looming spectrum lobbying efforts to scrunch DTV into everything below channel 32, and the proposal to make 2 or more stations share the same channel, there would be inadequate data rates to support 3D TV in MPEG2. There needs to be a successor to MPEG4 as well that can get quality equal to today's MPEG2 streams but at less data rate than MPEG4 to accommodate all present services upgraded to 3D ability.

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