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Comcast, NBC Demonstrate Ultra HD
Which You Won't See for a Very Long Time
by Karl Bode 12:25PM Thursday Aug 09 2012
Comcast and NBC this week demonstrated their new Super Hi-Vision (aka Ultra-HD and 8K) technology they claim will someday offer users 16 times the resolution of today's HDTV technology. In a private demonstration to selected members of the media, Comcast and NBC sampling of Summer Olympics coverage from the BBC that was shot with Super Hi-Vision cameras, each of which pump out video data at 48Gbit/s. Obviously it will be some time before our networks, codecs and broadcast techology can handle such bandwidth -- the demonstration itself required the use of an Internet2 connection, and even after compression the NHK/Sharp prototype television still required 360Mbit/s to display the 8K signal.


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Re: However...

As long as BBC keeps making nature documentaries, I'll keep buying higher resolution TV's.



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Bob Costas is just as boring at 8K.

We don't lack in technology, we lack content and nessesary subject matter .