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jonpais
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Re: 4K HQ = 8K

Kgluong wrote:

Tambopata wrote:

jonpais wrote:

As for Netflix:

"The future of TV is in better pixels, not just more of them," Neil Hunt, Netflix's Chief Product Officer, said speaking with Digital Spy.

On this front, and with the benefits of cramming more pixels into the same size panel almost undetectable to the human eye, he added: "8K is only interesting if you're going to sit too close to the TV."

Better pixels are always good, and as you've mentioned HDR for example is making video better without adding larger files.

Netflix and other similar streaming-services want a smooth user experience for everybody. Even today they all use highly optimized encoding to keep their bandwidth requirements low. By adding 8K the required bandwidth will probably increase dramatically, and cutting off plenty of users worldwide.

It is about cost. Streaming 4k cost a lot. 4k videos use much more bandwidth than 1080p. It is in Netflix benefit to stay 1080p, hence promoting better pixel. If TV manufacturers takes Netflix advice most of them will go out of business.

With that said there a new open source video codex called av1. AV1 high compression rate and royal free will be promoted by the major streaming companies as the new standard. Consumers will see av1 in the coming years.

I though H.266 was going to become the standard.

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