FAQ - ADTH NEXTGEN TV Box
Modified on: Thu, 25 May, 2023 at 8:01 AM
ADTH NEXTGEN TV Box FAQs
- Does it support DRM?
Yes, the ADTH NEXTGEN TV Box supports DRM decryption of the broadcasters' encrypted content.
- Where can I see my order status?
Your order status can be found on the ADTH website in the "My Account" section at adth.com/my-account
- Will the ADTH NEXTGEN TV Box support the ATSC 3.0 encryption that Xfinity has started encrypting?
Yes, the ADTH NEXTGEN TV Box supports DRM decryption of the broadcasters' encrypted content. However, the box does not receive cable signals from Xfinity.
- Will there be a TV guide service that works with the remote?
Yes, the ADTH NEXTGEN TV Box includes a TV guide that shows program information and schedules.
- Will it allow the recording of ATSC 3.0 content onto an attached USB storage? Does it have DVR capabilities?
At the time of release, the box will not support USB storage or DVR capabilities, but we hope to add those capabilities in an automatic software update.
- Can the box be used for multiple TVs simultaneously?
No, the TV box supports 1 TV at a time.
- When will I receive my ADTH NEXTGEN TV Box?
The TV boxes will start shipping in July and thereafter take 7-10 business days to ship.
- What kind of antenna do I need to use with the TV box?
The antenna should support reception of VHF and UHF signals. The exact size and location of the antenna will depend on your location relative to the TV towers in your area.
- How many tuners does the TV Box have?
The TV Box has 1 tuner that supports both ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0 NEXTGEN TV
- Is there a fee to use the TV guide?
No, the TV guide information from the over-the-air signals is free.
- What can the NEXTGEN TV Box do for me?
NEXTGEN TV, also known as ATSC 3.0, is the next generation of digital television broadcasting technology. It offers a number of benefits over ATSC 1.0, the current standard, including:
- Improved picture quality: NEXTGEN TV can deliver Ultra HD (4K) resolution, which is four times the resolution of Full HD (1080p). It can also support HDR (high dynamic range), which provides a wider range of colors and contrast.
- Improved sound quality: NEXTGEN TV can deliver immersive surround sound, with up to 5.1 channels.
- More interactive features: NEXTGEN TV can deliver interactive features, such as the ability to see closed captions in real time, or to vote on reality show contestants.
- More robust signal reception: NEXTGEN TV is more robust than ATSC 1.0, and can provide better reception in areas with poor signal quality.
In addition to these benefits, NEXTGEN TV is also backwards compatible with ATSC 1.0, so you can still watch your favorite shows even if you don't have a NEXTGEN TV receiver.
Here is a table that summarizes the key differences between NEXTGEN TV and ATSC 1.0:
|Feature||NEXTGEN TV||ATSC 1.0|
|Resolution||Up to 4K||Up to 1080p|
|Surround sound||Up to 5.1 channels||2 channels|
|Robust signal reception||Yes||No|
If you're looking for the best possible TV viewing experience, then a NEXTGEN TV receiver is the way to go. It offers a number of benefits over ATSC 1.0, including improved picture quality, sound quality, and interactive features. And, since it's backwards compatible, you can still watch your favorite shows even if you don't have a NEXTGEN TV receiver yet.
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