said by Mike Wolf:
I want to know when the heck we're going to see this encoding with Comcast.
It begins candidate testing for "capture" this summer.
I have posted about JCT-VC's efforts for the past few years. It is a good reason to not waste money on MPEG-4 rollouts. It is a fantastic solution to deliverable streams in tight bandwidth without the horrific side-effects that MPEG-4 demonstrates. HEVC will be a much better digital TV solution than the MPEG-4 joke that was forced upon us.
Things must happen before its delivered in-home:
Source back-haul must be upgraded to a better quality than today (especially Fox!!!)
CPE must be significantly increased to handle the brute computational force needed in smaller form factors and power use
Cost must be lowered with adoption in other areas before source material is prepared (UV discs and pay-IP-streams would help tremendously)
After that, THEN someone like Comcast would receive content with quality and cost adequate enough to encode further for home delivery. DirecTV as well. Press releases are fun, but have no bearing on the fact that the US is 5-10 years away for "live, non-special high paying special" TV. The Superbowl? Olympics? Much sooner than 5-10 years...--
Show off that hardware: join Team Discovery and Team Helix