[opendtv] Re: Is this Apple's iTV?

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2012 10:13:05 -0400

At 9:55 AM -0400 3/16/12, Cliff Benham wrote:
OK, what percentage of 1080p or higher resolution programming from all sources and transmission schemes is actually available to consumers to watch at home in the world today?
What I mean is how much 1080p is actually getting to the inputs on my HDTV?

My sense is that we now have the digital equivalent of 18ft X 32ft screens to watch Super 8 movies on.

The use of 1080@24P represents the largest body of content available to consumers for their HDTV displays.

Some of this is being broadcast by CBS, NBC and PBS. And there is a fair amount being delivered via cable nets like Discovery. But the largest portion is movies, offered on Blu-Ray and now via Internet streaming.

1080P streaming still requires a large amount of bandwidth - a movie used for a side-by-side comparison of Blu-Ray versus Apple's new 1080P streaming was a 3.62 GB download. To be fair, the Blu Ray disc holds 50 GB.

There are a bunch of images in this comparison, so I'll just let everyone click through for the images and the conclusions...



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