Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Samsung: in a 3-D world 100 Mb/s is not enough

Among the drivers for (future) bandwidth hunger is 3-D. Check out these sources:
  • Samsung envisions UD (u for ultra): TV on an 80 inch screen, with a 4096 x 2160 resolution and at a 60 frames/sec rate. "Assuming an effective bandwidth allocated per household at around 100Mb/s using 1Gb/s Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH), it is apparent that a new innovative compression technology with three times more efficiency will be required."
  • The IEEE has a portal devoted to 3-D technologies.
  • 3-D will get a boost from the Tintin movie project (first reported May 2007) that Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are working on.

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