MediaTek Announces SoC Family Bringing Support For VVC, AV1, MPEG-H To TVs
Taiwan-based SoC developer MediaTek, which produces processing, demod, decoding and other chip solutions for many of the world’s largest smart TV manufacturers, introduced Thursday its Pentonic series of SoCs designed to bring support for a host of new codecs used in advanced smart TV applications….
New VVC/H.266 Codec Unveiled To Speed HD, 4K, 8K Transmission
German AV codec experts the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute formally announced this week the development of a new AV compression codec optimized for 4K, 8K and other video resolution data formats, called Versatile Video Coding (VVC)/H.266, to serve as a possible successor to HEVC/H.265. In…
Should You Get An 8K TV?
Beyond a handful of models first introduced by Samsung starting at the end of last year, 8K Ultra HDTVs have been pretty hard to find in consumer electronics showrooms. That’s starting to change. New models are here or coming soon from additional brands including Sony…