2 Replies to “Question from Reinhard E. Wagner”

  1. Its not about whether we need it but rather will it just become the norm from the content delivery side as it is from the TV manufacturer’s side. There has to be a breaking of the chicken and end issue with TV technology … i.e. What comes first the Content in UHD or the receiving devices … People wont buy UHD sets if they cannot use them and if there are no sets in the market then the content owners will not produce the content … (Happened in SD to HD and now everything is HD) – Despite this complex ‘marriage of content and devices’ issue, ever since I have been in the TV industry we have always offered up new technology as a way of marketing to consumers. Even back in the old days there was ‘technicolor’ and then ‘super-technicolor’ (brighter and better colour) being touted as ‘the must have’ (Rather like SDR to HDR today) … The problem now is that the more we head in this ultra high-definition realm the bigger the data pipes need to be – HOWEVER – we never thought that we would go from SD to HD as we needed an increase of 13MB/Sec for HD and that was thought impossible … Now HD pipes are at the same level as SD was in the beginning (5-6MB/S) … So in 5 years time we may have new technologies that squeeze the bits-n-bytes down as we always have… In 5 years time all TVS will be UHD capable so it would not make sense for Broadcasters/Internet Companies not try to deliver you UHD content (which for certain genre of content is amazing).

  2. Yes! and Yes! ….that’s all correct what you say Reinhard. Personally, I would immediately go for UHDTV; which means in my case a new receiver for satellite and projector. Anyhow, I am missing UHD content to push for this investment. Anyway, thinking of the high bandwidth needs especially via satellite, we need a switch from the successful DVB-S2 to the new DVB-S2X standard for the satellite transmission! DVB-S2X is more efficient and reliable! For several years all major satellite operators have proofed they are S2X ready. Modulators are there, too. Let’s push the rest!

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