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DVB Cornwall7,725 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
I think HDR and HFR are more important than 8K if I'm honest.


... especially with the intensive colour mapping engineering being done which should reduce the bandwidth required for HDR considerably and in the not too distant future too (but please for the life of me don't ask for an explanation, it sort of makes Fermat's last theorem look childsplay).
noggin13,884 posts since 26 Jun 2001
I think HDR and HFR are more important than 8K if I'm honest.


When producers are totally obsessed with 24/25/30p at the moment even when there's no need for it, don't expect any rush for HFR any time soon, sadly.


True for drama and docs, but far less so for sport. HFR is likely to be more compelling for sport. MLB on the ATV was one of the early 60p streaming apps. iPlayer is now 50p. Netflix have done 60p tests too.

Tokyo 2020 is looking as if it will be covered, at least in part, in 4320/120p.
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JamesM0984453 posts since 21 Jun 2018
Central (East) East Midlands Today
I've got a 50" 1080p set at the moment, having shunned 4K at the time considering it overkill. I can't realistically go any bigger, and I already struggle to notice a difference between 720 and 1080, but I do clearly notice a difference between SD and HD. Amazingly, many don't notice.
noggin13,884 posts since 26 Jun 2001
I dread to think of the Native data rate for 4320 at 120fps uncompressed is.


The irony is that the fibre connectivity proposed is effectively based round multiple 1080i-rate steams (or possibly 1080p). When you drill down into the standards it's 4320->2160->1080 streams.

At 12 bit 4:2:2 you're looking at around 100Gbs (ignoring blanking)

7680x4320x120x24...
DVB Cornwall7,725 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Stories in some parts of the press that BT are about to partner with Apple to bring an own brand Apple TV box to market to EE Broadband Customers to replace the existing EE product. Some suggestions also that this will be available as a secondary device for BT TV customers too. It may long-term replace the YouView box too. All requested recordings being held in the Cloud for playback alongside conventional catch-up, with different packages available with different Cloud sizes.





.... and here's a very similar device based on Apple TV 4K in Switzerland

Last edited by DVB Cornwall on 11 October 2018 12:03am