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ATSC 1.0 has at least two very dumb things about it. #1: The 8VSB modulation. 8VSB is basically amplitude modulation with, spectrally, everything below the carrier attenuated off. In theory, that sounds ok, except that it’s extremely vulnerable to multipath. GUESS WHAT HAPPENS ON EVERY TV SIGNAL IN AN URBAN AREA. The margin’s not that big for multipath, and once you hit it, the whole signal’s useless, leaving your viewers to dance around with the antenna and wonder why they just can’t get picture….
8VSB was only, from documentation I’ve found on it, lab tested for performance in terms of signal to noise ratio in a proof for the FCC… no attempt was made to simulate or measure receiver performance in the face of multipath. I’m not sure if this was because nobody ever had the “aha!” moment and realized it’d be a problem or if some vendor already heavily invested in it swept it under the rug. Just about every other country used DVB-T which allows for more spectrally efficient and robust modulation standards including QPSK (very robust but not as efficient as QAM), 16QAM, and 64QAM.
This raises another issue that was dumber on the broadcaster’s side: 8VSB was in part chosen because it would, in theory, work through existing analog transmitters, requiring only slight modifications to things like the combiners and an exciter swap. In practice, no transmitter manufacturers really opened this up as an option, and everyone had to buy all new shit. In fact… the klystron based UHF television transmitters proved not to have the linearity (or SOMETHING) to deal with 8VSB and the Inductive Output Tube had to be brought out of mothballs to deal with it. The IOT has great linearity but no damn efficiency – it was originally used by General Electric for an early World’s Fair demo of UHF television broadcasting, but commercially never took off… anyway, later on, EEV’s esciot series tubes improved on that somewhat… but… they’re still a pain in the arse
Stupid Thing #2 (or is it about #8 by now?): MPEG2. Do I look like I know what an mpeg is?*
So here not only do we have this shitty 8VSB modulation sapping the available amount of information that can be broadcast in a certain width of channel but then…. MPEG2 video coding was specified. I suspect that’s evidence of the standard’s development either being dragged out forever OR someone just wanted to be able to use up a bunch of DVD player decoder ASICs they had sitting in a Chinese warehouse. As a result of the MPEG2 encoding being used, the picture looks like DOUBLE BUTT when there’s a lot of motion, especially when you’re running a lot of subchannels squeezed into that 18.3 megabits/sec…
And then you have the whole godawful thing where the CECB program led to the cost of converter boxes which probably actually cost about $25 including hardware, manufacturing, and patent licensing royalties being fixed right up to $40…. but that’s a far dumber story
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5nZhf8SjXw

ATSC 1.0 has đŸ’čđŸ‘© at 😂â˜ș least two very ❗😔 dumb đŸ‘…đŸ€€ things about đŸ»đŸ‘ it. 💡😏 #1: â°đŸ€œ The 8VSB modulation. 8VSB is basically amplitude modulation with, spectrally, everything below âŹ‡đŸ˜« the carrier attenuated off. 📮 In 👏 theory, 🍆 that 😩 sounds 👌👌 ok, 🆗 except 😼😼 that 👈 it’s 💯❗ extremely 💯💯 vulnerable to 😄 multipath. GUESS 😩 WHAT HAPPENS ON 😱🔛 EVERY đŸŸ TV đŸ“șđŸ“ș SIGNAL IN 🍑 AN 😼👏 URBAN AREA. The margin’s not đŸš« that đŸ‘¶âžĄ big for multipath, and ☱🍆 once ⁉🍆 you ☝ hit it, đŸ˜” the 🙆 whole signal’s useless, ⏳ leaving 🏃🏃 your 💯💩 viewers to 💰🎯 dance 💃💃 around 😇💩 with 👏 the antenna and 👏 wonder why they just can’t đŸ’ŠđŸ”« get picture…. đŸ“·đŸ’­ 8VSB was only, 🔑 from 😂 documentation I’ve 💰👈 found on 🔛 it, lab tested for 🎁 performance in terms of signal to 💩 noise ratio in a proof 💯💯 for 🍆🍆 the 💰👏 FCC… đŸš« no đŸš«đŸ™… attempt was 👍👏 made to 💹 simulate or 💁 measure 🎛🎛 receiver performance in the 🏳👏 face of multipath. I’m not 🙅 sure if 👉👏 this 💩👈 was because 📝♂ nobody 🙅 ever had 💩 the “aha!” moment 🕞🕑 and 👏 realized it’d ❓🍝 be 💹😐 a problem or đŸ‘±đŸ‘± if đŸ™ŽđŸ…± some 💛 vendor already heavily 😃😃 invested in đŸœđŸ™Œ it swept đŸ€ŁđŸ€Ł it under ⏬ the 🅰 rug. Just đŸ˜ŹđŸ˜¶ about 😯 every 👏👖 other country 😂🏃 used DVB-T which 👏 allows for 😏 more spectrally efficient and 💩 robust modulation standards including 💹 QPSK (very ☣👿 robust but not 👼 as efficient as 🏃🍑 QAM), 16QAM, and đŸ’© 64QAM. This 👈⬆ raises another đŸ» issue that 😠👌 was dumber on 👋🔛 the 👹 broadcaster’s side: 8VSB was in ❀ part chosen because it 💯 would, in theory, 😂 work 🏃😠 through đŸšȘ existing analog transmitters, requiring only đŸ»â˜ slight modifications to đŸ’„đŸ’Š things 🕑 like 🙅 the 🚑đŸšȘ combiners and 👀👅 an exciter swap. In đŸŒ€đŸ˜© practice, 🍆 no transmitter manufacturers really 🏳👄 opened 😅😅 this ⬆ up â€đŸż as 🍑 an option, and ➕ everyone had 👞 to 💰😛 buy all 😎 new đŸŽ†đŸœ shit. 👌 In fact… 🛡🔍 the 💩 klystron based UHF television transmitters proved not âŒđŸš« to đŸ†’đŸ˜€ have 😎 the ♀👏 linearity (or đŸ…±đŸ…± SOMETHING) đŸ€”â“ to deal with đŸ‘« 8VSB and the đŸ“ș Inductive Output Tube đŸ™ˆđŸ± had â˜đŸˆ¶ to be brought out 👿 of mothballs to 🔣 deal with it. ✔ The IOT has 💰đŸ’č great linearity but 🍑 no damn đŸ˜© efficiency – it was originally 🔙 used 🚟 by General ♂ Electric ⚡⚡ for 💕❓ an đŸ’¶ early 🕐 World’s Fair demo of UHF television broadcasting, but 🍑 commercially never âŒđŸ˜€ took đŸ˜± off… anyway, later ⏰💯 on, 🍆 EEV’s esciot series tubes improved on that somewhat… but… ✋🍑 they’re 😄 still 👉 a 📖🎯 pain in 🛌 the 👏📖 arse Stupid Thing #2 💁 (or 💀 is it đŸ˜ĄđŸ˜© about #8 👊 by 😈👊 now?): MPEG2. Do 👌 I 👁 look like I know what an 👌đŸ‘č mpeg is?* So here đŸ‘â€” not only do 👌 we have đŸ‘đŸˆ¶ this ⁉ shitty 8VSB modulation sapping the 👑 available amount 📉 of information that can 💩♀ be broadcast in a 🍑 certain width of channel 👀 but then…. đŸ‘±đŸ…± MPEG2 video coding was 😰🙂 specified. I đŸżđŸ”„ suspect that’s 😐 evidence 📰📰 of 👌💩 the 👏 standard’s development 🔬🔬 either being 😑 dragged out forever OR 💩💩 someone just đŸ‘đŸ€” wanted 🅰 to be 🐝💰 able to 💩 use 👏 up 🔝😍 a bunch of ❗ DVD player 💰đŸ€ș decoder ASICs they đŸ˜‚đŸ‘„ had 🍆 sitting 🙇 in a Chinese 😕😕 warehouse. As 🍑 a 💰💰 result of 😮💩 the MPEG2 encoding being used, 🚟 the 😬 picture đŸ’© looks like DOUBLE BUTT 😍 when đŸ‘đŸ˜© there’s a 👌👌 lot ‌ of 💿😏 motion, 😐 especially when 🍑 you’re đŸ”„đŸƒ running 🏃 a 👩 lot 🍑 of subchannels squeezed into that đŸ»đŸ™‡ 18.3 💋 megabits/sec… And đŸ˜€đŸš„ then you 👈👧 have the 🎁👏 whole đŸ’ŠđŸ‘© godawful thing where 😭😠 the đŸ˜ˆđŸ» CECB program led to the 🍗 cost of 🚋💩 converter boxes which đŸ„™ probably actually cost 💰💰 about 💩 $25 👏👏 including hardware, manufacturing, and ➕☝ patent licensing royalties being fixed right ✔✅ up to 🔍 $40…. but that’s đŸ˜» a 👌 far 🆘💩 dumber story 📜📖

ATSC🌋🔎🏇 1.0🌈 hasđŸ‘§đŸŒđŸ”ą atđŸ†ŽđŸƒâœŠđŸ»đŸ’đŸœ đŸ€ŽđŸ’° least🎌🔟 two🐃 👬 very♍ dumb thingsă€°âœ‹đŸœ đŸ‹đŸ”± about📕 đŸŸđŸ’Š it.📛 #1:ă€°âšĄïž 👂 The🍎 🏠 8VSB😑🔳 modulation.đŸ‘šđŸŒđŸ’…đŸœ 8VSBđŸ•ŠđŸŒ is🌃 basically↗ 💅 amplitude💎 modulationâœŒđŸżđŸ‘đŸŒđŸ˜•đŸ‘·đŸŸđŸ‘°đŸŸ with,🔕 đŸ‘đŸ˜¶ spectrally, everything 🙌👍 below🐃 đŸ˜«đŸ˜« the🚍🐍đŸšČđŸ‹đŸ‡đŸœ carrier7⃣🎼 attenuatedđŸ’™đŸ’ƒđŸŸđŸ‡đŸœ off. InđŸ‘±đŸŸđŸž 👏 theory,↗đŸ’ČđŸ™đŸœ that🕑👿💕 sounds📖🆒😩 ok,đŸ’ȘđŸœ exceptđŸŽđŸ“„ that¼🚚 it’s👹‍👹‍👧🏱 🐈 extremelyâ›ŽđŸ•—đŸŠđŸŒđŸ˜č 💛 vulnerable💠😣🌝🍛🍡 to🌘✊🚂 😂💩 multipath.đŸșđŸ‘łđŸœđŸ‘™ GUESS đŸ€”đŸ€” WHATđŸŒđŸąđŸ™‡đŸŒ HAPPENSđŸ˜»đŸ™†đŸżđŸ˜«đŸ­ ON🌖 EVERY♏ đŸ‘đŸ€™ TVđŸ”Œâ†–ïž đŸ“șđŸ“ș SIGNALđŸ‘ČđŸŒđŸŒ INâ›łïžđŸŒ…đŸ‘©đŸœâœŠđŸż 🍑 AN🔌🍟 đŸ’¶đŸŒ‘ URBANđŸ˜łđŸ‘‰đŸŸâ™“ïž AREA.🚣 The🏄🏿🔡🔂🍧 👩 margin’sđŸˆšïžđŸŒđŸ’– notđŸ’†đŸŒđŸ’Ł that 😐 bigđŸ‘šđŸżđŸš» đŸ‘ș🍆 forđŸ‘šâ€â€ïžâ€đŸ’‹â€đŸ‘šđŸ‘đŸŸ multipath,â©đŸ’› and🆙 onceâŒ›ïžđŸ™ŽđŸ»đŸĄ you💊đŸ˜Č🌇ℱ🕘 👏 hit👄 đŸ˜”đŸ‘ it,đŸ’ŽđŸ‘·đŸœđŸ’ŠđŸ† 😏 theđŸ›€đŸŸđŸ‘žđŸŒ 👏👌 whole👮 😍 signal’sđŸ đŸšŠđŸ‘šâ€đŸ‘šâ€đŸ‘Šâ†™ïžđŸ’• useless,đŸ‘čđŸŽČđŸ‘‹đŸ» leavingđŸŽ‚đŸš”đŸŸđŸŽŽ 🏃🍃 yourđŸ’†đŸżđŸ‘ŒđŸŸđŸššđŸ‘ČđŸœđŸ“­ viewersđŸ‘¶đŸŸ tođŸ‘†đŸœđŸź dance🕞🍏 around đŸ‘„đŸ˜‡ withđŸ’ŠđŸ‘žđŸœ the âČ antennađŸ™đŸ»đŸ’ȘđŸŒđŸš„ andâ™‰ïžđŸˆ 🔙 wonder🕣🎎💒🚏 đŸ€”đŸ˜ź whyđŸ˜łđŸ‘» theyđŸšŽđŸ» just🐂 đŸ˜§đŸ€· can’t ♀ get⛜ đŸ…ŸđŸ‰ picture….☁ 8VSBâšœïžđŸ•™ was🏹🐾🏄 đŸ€ŁđŸ’Š only,đŸš¶đŸœđŸ•“ from 😂đŸ˜Č documentationđŸ‘±đŸŒđŸ“‘ I’veđŸƒđŸ‘±đŸœ 👈😠 found🆎 ❌ on🌒 🔛💩 it,đŸ™‹đŸœđŸˆŻïžđŸ“Ș🙏🏿 🙂👏 labđŸ˜°đŸ‘‚đŸŒ testedđŸ“°âŒđŸ””đŸšŁđŸżđŸ’…đŸŒ đŸ€“ forđŸ©đŸ˜đŸŒč 😎 performanceđŸ™…đŸżđŸ”™âœïžđŸ“’ inđŸ‘”đŸŒ”đŸ‘đŸż termsđŸ”€đŸˆžđŸŽ„â€ïž ofđŸ‘ŠđŸŒ 🔌😿 signalđŸ” đŸ‘±đŸ˜°â€ïž to✊💚 🏿 noise ratio✂ in😼đŸŒș 🍌 ađŸ˜«đŸ đŸ’…đŸœ đŸ”« proofđŸ‘¶đŸŸđŸ™‹ 💯📊 forđŸ‡đŸœ theđŸ’œđŸ‘đŸœđŸš‘đŸŸđŸ’œ 🌌 FCC…đŸ‘†đŸŒđŸšŁđŸ‘‚đŸżđŸ» 🏮🏮 noâ™ ïžđŸ˜żđŸ™đŸ»đŸ™…đŸż đŸ…± attemptđŸâ™Šïžâ›łïžđŸ‘ŠđŸŽŽđŸ•˜ was🚈 madeâȘ 👑 to🎼🚣🏿 ✂ simulateđŸ™€đŸš±đŸ“© orđŸ’Č 💰 measuređŸ“šđŸ“» 🎛🎛 receiverđŸŠđŸšŁđŸ» performance🚋 inđŸŠđŸ»đŸ™…đŸŸ đŸ•đŸŒ theđŸ“—đŸ˜ĄđŸ™đŸœ faceđŸ˜œđŸ‘”đŸšŁđŸŒ of👉🏿🔋 đŸ˜± multipath.đŸ™‹đŸœ I’mđŸ¶đŸ© not🙅 đŸ˜…đŸš« suređŸš›đŸŹâ†™ïžđŸ¶đŸȘđŸ‘ŒđŸŒđŸ‘źđŸœđŸ˜· if🕑 thisđŸ„đŸ»â°đŸ‘©â€đŸ‘©â€đŸ‘§â€đŸ‘Š was⭕ 🅿 because🍌 nobodyđŸ“ đŸ‘‰đŸŒđŸ‘ˆâœ…đŸ‘ŸđŸ›€đŸżđŸĄ ♂♂ everđŸ“ș🌁🆑 ⁉ had 💔 the▶ ⛓👏 “aha!”🐖 moment 😳 and🔚 👏 realizedđŸ‘đŸŸđŸšŽ it’dđŸšŽâ†–ïž beđŸČđŸ©đŸŽż 🐝👏 ađŸ™ŒđŸœđŸŽČ problem📊👏📡📈 orđŸ‘ș if🚉🎏 ❓ some🚈 ☃✝ vendor😳🍝 alreadyđŸŽ± 👋😃 heavily🍋 💩💩 investedâœŒđŸœ inđŸ˜±đŸšœ itđŸ”„đŸ”©đŸŠđŸŸ sweptđŸ•‘đŸ‘§đŸŸ đŸ€Ł itđŸ™đŸŒđŸ•”đŸ˜§đŸ’— đŸ™‚đŸ€Ą underđŸ• đŸ”ŹđŸ‘§đŸŸđŸ˜đŸ‚đŸŒ“ theđŸ˜ŁđŸ—ŒđŸŒŒđŸ˜˜ rug. 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