Over on Contentinople is an article on SHV, or Super Hi Vision, which is seen as a successor to HD. What is it? Think resolution of 33M pixels (7680 X 4320) and 22 channels of sound. Think 24Gb/s uncompressed, maybe 1Gb/s compressed. One hour of SHV video would bust that Comcast usage limit. Of course, we’re just barely seeing HD video go anywhere now let alone via the internet, so this is far far away.
Just think of the bandwidth SHV would require though. Think of the aggregation networks you’d need to supply SHV video on-demand to a neighborhood for this sort of thing. Exaflood doesn’t even begin to describe it. Then there’s this quote:
Uptake of 3D and even super high-resolution HD will depend on how technology “catches the users’ imagination,” [Zubrzycki]
Well, I have to disagree there. Uptake of these technologies will depend much more on the ability of networks to deliver 100 times (or more) what they do now but for the same price something that will take many breakthroughs. Catching the user’s imagination is much easier than convincing his non-infinite wallet to open that much wider. But that said, I know some fiber-based carriers that would love to take on the challenge…
Yeah, I know, it’s more dream than anything else right now. But with the financial markets in the state they are, sometimes dreams can help pass the time.
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