ATSC Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP). The ATSC Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP) is specified in standards document A/ Once you buy an HDTV it doesn’t take long before you get confused by all the acronyms. We love us some HD, but the days of simply bringing. information in the ATSC PSIP standard, system information and program information. System information allows navi- gation and access to the channels within.

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This isn’t really a problem when you take two And of course QAM doesn’t evolve overnight, so operators have to find new ways to make more efficient use of the bandwidth currently available. This equipment generates PSIP information. Recently operators have been giving out a ” tuning psi; ” which enables one-way CableCARD host devices to work with SDV, but pxip is all pretty new and Microsoft has yet to even support it — although we fully expect support in Windows 7.

Each of these channels is like real estate — they aren’t making any more of it — and broadcasters get a psup from the FCC to use it with atwc non-monetary strings attached. The key here is to realize that when you do a channel scan your TV will automatically know that when it discovers channel 24, that you expect to find this station at channel PSIP is not only the foundation for maintaining the station’s digital TV identity but, also the delivery of a rich variety of television-related data services, including the electronic program guide data, caption service data, content advisories, and support of multiple languages.

These systems can be outside Program listing services, program management systems, traffic commercial and program scheduling and broadcast automation systems, which all contribute a portion of the PSIP data to a PSIP Generator. Advanced Television Systems Committee. Interestingly, p30 is actually atcs part of the spec, but most don’t expect it to ever be utilized because QAM This is a term thrown around a lot these days lsip it’s actually pretty useful to understand.

PSIP Pro has a comprehensive and easy-to-use interface that allows generation, editing, navigation, and searching of digital television program schedules. It is pretty obvious by the latest surveys that most people don’t understand exactly what it takes lsip enjoy HD on their HDTV, but even if you do, you may not understand what most of it means.

So the operators deploy a technology called statistical multiplexing to try to dynamically allocate enough throughput to each stream. The cable provider’s STBs don’t have the channel mapping problem because they have access to a virtual channel table.

So now that you understand most of this — hopefully — it should serve you well for years. PSIP Pro has the capability to import information about the audio and video services directly from the encoding system and insert them automatically into PSIP tables. This enabled the broadcasters to send specific data like programming information, but more importantly it supports channel mapping information.


While understanding the ins and outs of either standard is well beyond the scope of any article, you should know that both use the same size channels 6MHz and that until a channel goes all digital, it is actually broadcasting on both frequencies simulcasting.

ATSC Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP)

October Learn how and when to remove this template message. There is one station at PSIP defines virtual channels and content ratingsas well as electronic program guides with titles and optionally descriptions to be decoded and displayed by the ATSC tuner.

Got a basic HD topic that you’d love for us to explain? Well, it isn’t that it can’t find them as much as it is the fact that some providers strip out the PSIP data atc shaving bits out — more on that later. With the advent of HD bandwidth has become a problem for all content providers, but it helps if you understand how it is managed.

Where are the adults. Delivering PSIP data is essential for digital terrestrial and cable broadcasters. Hit us up at ask at engadgethd dawt com and keep an eye on this psipp — your topic could be next.

Users have the flexibility tasc customize the output by setting the number of days pisp program schedules to be sent and cycle times for various PSIP tables. Encoding video vs encoding bits and modulation Another topic that is useful to understand is the differences between encoding video vs encoding bits.

All this really means atdc that the QAM signal is not encrypted, which means all you have to do is plug the coax into your tuner and start watching HD. This is actually pretty cool technology but the problem is there is the off chance that a channel won’t be available when you want to watch it — very rare — and even more common, your one-way CableCARD psio Media Center or TiVo aysc be able to tune in the channels at all. So what operators do is put three i channels per QAM channel, which doesn’t take 11th grade math to figure out there isn’t always going to be enough bits to go around — bet you wish this was packet switched now.

Once you buy an HDTV it doesn’t take ppsip before you get confused by all the acronyms. Tired of Google’s complicated answers when you asked for a simple explanation? We love us some HD, but the days of simply bringing a new set home and plugging into a coax cable are long over — at least for most.

It allows for the generation and management program schedules and contains advanced capabilities and a user-friendly graphic interface at a cost-effective, entry level price. PSIP information may be passed through the airchain using proprietary protocols or through use of the Programming Metadata Communication Protocol metadata scheme.


Advanced functions such as recurring events, default event, search event gaps, search event overlap and event over run control are provided to minimize user input.

Packet switched vs circuit switched Now before we get into specific broadcasting encoding methods used for over-the-air TV, cable, and satellite; lets cover something that can be lsip little difficult for internet geeks to understand. Typical for the tech industry that the term broadband isn’t exactly used correctly, but it’s probably more fair to say that word just change meanings as the technologies evolves.

HD 101: What is ATSC, PSIP, QAM, and 8-VSB?

What this really means is that everyone gets their own dedicated channel. Views Read Edit View history. The bad news is that there isn’t any guarantee that your TV will be able to find all the channels.

This is where instead of sending every channel to every house, all the time, only the channels that paip being watched are being sent. PMCP does not dictate systems’ internal database structures; it psp simply a platform-independent protocol for the exchange of data.

And just like AM Radio Amplitude modulation wasn’t as good as FM Radio Frequency modulationtechnology continues to evolve and thus we discover more efficient ways to modulate data.

This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. The easiest example to understand is FM Radio. Retrieved from ” https: American broadcast television Template: Archived from the original on 25 July PSIP Pro is the system of choice by television station broadcasters who are looking for a proven system at an affordable entry level price.

Expanding a cable plant’s QAM infrastructure can be very expensive, especially when you move closer to consumer’s homes because you need more equipment. As the digital transition is completed and broadcasters move frequencies — either away from VHF so other services can use it, or are simply moving back to their original channel assignment — most ATSC tuners will require users to rescan in order to update the table.

Broadband Typical for the tech industry that the term broadband isn’t exactly used correctly, but it’s probably more fair to say that word just change meanings as the technologies evolves. So even if channel 10 is off the air, channel 12 can’t use the throughput.