HDTV via an SDRplay RSP


Check this out: a tutorial on decoding ATSC HDTV via the SDRPlay RSP software defined receiver.

(Source: coolsdrstuff.blogspot.com)

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.

Click here to read the full tutorial…

This is one of the things I love about SDRs: in many ways, their applications are only limited by your imagination.

Click here to read our review of the SDRplay RSP.

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2 thoughts on “HDTV via an SDRplay RSP

  1. Dan Srebnick

    Very nice Thomas. I’ve been trying to find a solution for this for some time. While I don’t have an SDRPlay (yet!) I plan to try on one of the R820T DVB-T dongles. But for now, I’m following the lead of your recent post and listening to Radio Australia on 9580 kHz while enjoying my morning coffee. Great reception using my Pixel loop.

    73, Dan

    1. Thomas Post author

      Great to hear from you Dan! On the topic of the Pixel Loop, I used mine for the first time at the PARI DXpedition. What an impressive HF antenna! I plan to set it up permanently at my QTH once I find a good used antenna rotor.



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