|reply to JeepMatt |
Re: [HD] FIOS Moving to MPEG-4 HD
I hope they do... I just hope they go to 4 HD's per QAM, not 6. The whole 3 MPEG-2 HD's per QAM is ridiculous, and results in terrible PQ in some instances. With upwards of 70 HD's on the system right now, if they went to 4 per QAM, they would gain 20-25 more HD's, which would be a good thing for sure. Knowing Comcast, they would put 5 or 6 per QAM though.
They have a lot of MPEG-4 boxes out there, and they need to move on some day.
You could do 5 HD's in MPEG4. 7.76 Mbps is enough with today's advancement in encoder technology. Not all channels are demanding peak rates at the same time anyway. You just carefully choose which services coexist on one frequency.