Check this out: a tutorial on decoding ATSC HDTV via the SDRPlay RSP software defined receiver.
One of the main reasons I got the SDRPlay RSP was its wide bandwidth. It can show up to 8 MHz of spectrum at once. I figured it should be able to watch TV. Turns out it can, but it’s only designed to receive DVB-T.
Unfortunately, they only use that in Europe and a few other places. In North America we use ATSC.
In this article I will show how to use it to watch ATSC.
This is one of the things I love about SDRs: in many ways, their applications are only limited by your imagination.