Atlanta DTH has announced a compact but versatile addition to its product family.
Designed for connection to Android TV, Android set-top-boxes, and Windows and Linux operating systems, the ADTH DGI-NexGen-Solo is a USB 2.0 plug-in ultra-compact digital terrestrial television tuner which provides full access to all locally receivable free-to-air channels.
Based on the concept of ADTH’s established DGI 1011 SD/HD USB plug-in DTV tuner, the DGI-NexGen-Solo is fully ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0 compatible and has a form factor of only 93 x 27 x12 mm. Power is sourced directly from the USB port. Antenna connection is via an integral screw-thread coax input. Included software enables the plug-in to turn a computer or Android device into a gateway to platforms such as iOS and Roku. It also offers compatibility with third-party streaming media services including Plex.
“The DGI-NexGen-Solo includes a wide range of features that make NextGen TV viewing easy and enjoyable, at home or while traveling,” said Atlanta DTH project manager Susan Zhang. “It allows viewers to watch live TV, pause and store the program stream for up to 60 minutes or wind back for up to five minutes. Viewers also gain full access to the electronic program guide and program information synopses normally associated with large-screen domestic TVs, plus closed captioning features for people with restricted hearing. We are confident the DGI-NexGen-Solo will help accelerate the transition from HD to 4K UHD TV viewing across the United States over coming months and years.”
First deployed in South Korea ahead of the 2019 Winter Olympics and now being introduced across the USA, ATSC 3.0 is being promoted across the USA as ‘NextGen TV’. It encompasses a host of capabilities including 2160p 4K resolution, 120 frames per second frame rate, high dynamic range, wide color gamut, surround sound and datacasting.