Lately, I've been digging and catching up on the subject of Ultra High Definition - or UltraHD.
Don't get me wrong. I love my Sony big screen HD, but now that it's approaching three years in use, I am starting to think about maybe replacing it, putting in another room, and shifting to UltraHD, once these sets do come available to consumers.
But there's more to UltraHD than just a pretty picture....
While the potential to have an ever better and crisper resolution in my home is compelling, I think there is another issue that service providers need to consider.
By the time UltraHD gets here, AT&T will have already deployed its Whole Home DVR in my home. And with the increasing trend towards home networks and the need for increased bandwidth, my take is that G.hn - is going to be the "next generation" home network technology standard for the Weinkrantz family (and millions of others around the world.)
Coax, Phone Wire or Powerline. G.hn good to go.
My house in San Antonio, Texas, USA, may not be like your house in Lisbon, Portugal, where you might use Powerline. In G.hn, ITU-T members are creating a single standard for home networking over existing wires – coax, phone wires and powerline – with the speed and features needed by tomorrow’s high-performance applications.
G.hn likes all flavors of existing-wire home networking. And WiFi is pretty universal. Good news: at my house and yours, we'll get the best of both worlds.
Is UltraHD on your radar? Drop me a line-- alan at weinkrantz dot com