said by Mike Wolf:I doubt it, cable providers can already goto MPEG4/H264... almost none of STB they have support it, that's why MPEG2 is still alive and kicking. Has nothing to do with local channels being unencrypted.
I can't wait for this. I hope cable providers hurry up and implement this as quickly as possible. Maybe this will force the cable providers to invest in better ways of carrying the signal and either compress the signal less, or use a better compression method like MPEG4/H.264 for better picture quality.