[vdr] HDTV -> mpeg4

Reinhard Walter Buchner rw.buchner at freenet.de
Mon Mar 28 15:47:27 CEST 2005

Hi guys,

>> On Monday 28 March 2005 14:06, Reinhard Walter Buchner wrote:
>> > At the current stage of development, I never understood
>> > why mpeg4 is still around. CDs and DVDs are so cheap
>> > nowadays, there is no reason to give up quality for size.

>> You ask the financial department of the broadcasters :) If they can get 
>> away
>> with paying for half the transponder capacity by broadcasting in MPEG4
>> instead of MPEG2 I think they will have a strong case =)

> EURO1080 is already going this direction:
> http://www.euro1080.tv/mpeg4.htm

Uh, great. So HDTV is basically dead before it gets a head start in
Europe. That's just fantastic. Well, at least now I know that I'm not
going to buy one of their subscription packages. They probably expect
their viwers to be watching their shows on 36 cm TVs ;o((. Sorry about
the rant.


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