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Industry consultant Ron Williams talks about what he learned at the recent Hollywood Post Alliance Tech Retreat, including the upcoming ATSC 3.0 terrestrial-broadcasting standard, cable shows being broadcast over the air, the Aereo online-terrestrial service, the new Google/YouTube codec, the importance of high dynamic range and wide color gamut for the future of UHD, the finalization of the SMPTE UHD specifications, the industry's adoption of audio and video over IP, the coming domination of China in the consumer AV market, answers to chat-room questions, and more.

 


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Scott, of all the new specifications, is high dynamic range the one that has you most excited?
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Scott, of all the new specifications, is high dynamic range the one that has you most excited?


Yes, absolutely! The HDR demos I've seen have been stunning, way more impressive than increased resolution.


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I agree, do you think we will see this technology in home theater projectors?
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Belive Hdr is included in Lgs 2014 4k oled tvs cool.gif
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I completely agree that increased color gamut and HDR is more visually beneficial to HT than increased resolution.

Unfortunately the benefits of HDR (and all the wider gamuts) are radically reduced by the heavily compressed consumer delivery formats. Uncompressed Rec709 (the current consumer/broadcast color spec/gamut) is so different from the Rec709 we get from Blu-Ray, let alone cable or streaming, that most HT buffs would likely be blown away if they saw a demonstration.

I really hope the wider-gamuts/HDR discussions and proposals include a new consumer delivery format that will adequately support the color/visual improvements for which we're paying.
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Follow up question - why is Rec. 709 compressed on Blu-ray?
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....including the upcoming ATSC 3.0 terrestrial-broadcasting standard, ...

Scott, A key question:
Is the proposed ATSC 3.0 compatible with the current ATSC?

If not how does the industry expect to make the transition -- for both transmission and reception sides?

The NTSC to ATSC transition required two 6MHz channels per station, but in many markets there are not many spare channels and the FCC is trying to shift many frequencies away from broadcast to cell phones...
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