Originally Posted by UNOE
yeah pretty much if its not 120hz @ 4K then there is no point and something else will replace it.
If you make 8K at 240hz now you might win a standard war.
Haven't you noticed that this is how many proprietary standards work - their spec is purely designed for a single use-case so that it can later be updated or replaced with something else so that you have to pay and upgrade AGAIN.
Case in point, look at Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio - both max out at 24bit 192KHz with 6/5.1 channels or 96khz with 8/7.1 channels. That is exactly the max that Blu-ray handles...and yet FLAC has been able to do 32bit integer at 655KHz with 8 channels for over 10 years
. And the kicker? FLAC even takes up less drive space.
Of course, FLAC doesn't support hybrid-lossy, but for DTS it's manly to reduce licensing costs on cheaper Blu-rays and Blu-ray playback devices - something that wouldn't be an issue with FLAC in the first place.
(interestingly enough no encoder & decoder exists for 32bit integer FLAC, most likely because it's seen as pointless compared to 32bit floating point which WavPack supports)Edited by Nintendo Maniac 64 - 6/5/13 at 1:31pm