reply to Webcobbler
Re: HEVC H.265 approved and ratified Well...the good news it that it might fit in a broadcast channel, assuming an over the air broadcaster wanted to replace all of their current signals.
But with cable providers VZ FIOS especially struggling to find 12mbps channels for good old fashioned HD, and the lack of consumer hardware I think, for the time being, UHD isn't going to be much more successful than 3D.
We're reaching diminishing returns with TVs of less than 42 inches it will be very hard for average people to see any meaningful difference between HD and UHD.
I'm not going to bash Verizon for not jumping all over this -- the cost, data needs, lack of hardware and programming and ultimately the lack of "Oh My God" factor the clear improvement that drove DVD and HDTV for consumers will make this a slow, slow transition.
I think 8K when compression improves might be the next big format in about 12 years.
I do local news. My top site: www.unionvilletimes.com
rtcyFACTS only pleasePremium
Like Murica said at least 10 to 15 years, and then it would only make sense in satellite uplinks, and since satellites live for 20 years + and it took Hughes about tha long to update their satellites both u and c . you and I will be very old. hell I won't be here
for a company with fiberoptic, all they haver to do is upgrade all the way up to OC-3072/STM-1024 159.252 Gbit/s
most stuff today is OC-48 and Verizon is using OC-192 and only on the main portions of their backbone, so even cable companies can pump up whatever fiber sections they have, that part would be chaos.
but Verizon has options..