[opendtv] Re: Hardware based and PC card based encoding solutions

  • From: Mark Aitken <maitken@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 14:18:07 -0400

Easy. Simplified example.
Save 5% of bits, across 100 encoded services, you offer 5 more services 
with a price per subscriber (if you are a MSO/DTH/video service 
provider). If you get $0.50/subscriber for the service, X 10,000,000 
subscribers, that's $5,000,000/mo. Does not take long to pay for the 
upgrade! :-)

Also, you need to look at PQ in a statmux pool configuration. One to one 
is just a single way to compare, you need to define service expectations.

Done.

Prashant Desai wrote:

>But in case of MPEG-4 AVC or  wm9  , it was indeed delivering  good quality
>at 1.3 or 1.4 MB , what we were getting from harmonic ION at 3.8 MBPS , 
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>So I am not sure whether that the only reason 
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>Btw , I didt get " Every bit has a large $ multiplier 
>attached...
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>Kindly elaborate if you can 
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>Regards,
>Prashant
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>Behalf Of Mark Aitken
>Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 11:35 PM
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>Subject: [opendtv] Re: Hardware based and PC card based encoding solutions
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>PQ (picture quality) versus bitrate. Every bit has a large $ multiplier 
>attached...
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>Prashant Desai wrote:
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>>I was testing couple of hardware based encoders and few PC card based
>>encoding solutions ,  
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>>Now , after testing if I think ,  then I feel a  bit  strange situation. 
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>>Capture Cards and Software based Encoding Solutions for  are readily
>>available for a few hundreds or few thousands of dollars. 
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>>I have personally seen the quality of the video, and considering the
>>investment,  I believe that it a very fair bargain compared to the high
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>>encoders like Harmonic , Nextstream , tendburg etc ... 
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>>Can any one help me to precisely understand  why Hardware based Encoders
>>such as HArmonic  etc have an advantage over such PC card based solutions ?
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>>Regards,
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>>Prashant 
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