LG drops ATSC 3.0 4K tuners from its 2024 OLED TVs and Samsung or Sony could be next

LG was one of the very first companies to bring ATSC 3.0 tuners to its TVs in 2020, and just three years later it’s one of the first to drop it. LG just confirmed that its 2024 OLED TVs will not include next-generation ATSC 3.0 4K tuners (“NEXGEN”).

It’s not a technical problem. It’s a money problem. LG has lost its patent battle with Constellation Designs, meaning the royalties payable on each ATSC 3.0 tuner have risen from three dollars to just under seven dollars.