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CES 2015: Ultra-High-Definition 4K TV over Copper

Sckipio G.fast enables telco delivery of 4K TV
1/12/2015 02:00 AM EST
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R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: High Def Over Copper Wires ... BUT
R_Colin_Johnson   1/17/2015 3:40:06 PM
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Dr. Quine, thanks for the thoughful comment. I believe up to 4 devices per household can be supported. Regarding fiber, I guess is depends on where you live. I live in Portland Ore. and they have fiber, my parents in Orlando, Fla. have fiber to the curb, and those aren't even major cities. Nevertheless, most people are going to watch 4K TV over cable anyway, this story was about those who are using DSL now, which won't support 4K, but could by using G.fast. Thanks again for you careful reading.

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High Def Over Copper Wires ... BUT
DrQuine   1/17/2015 3:04:17 PM
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High Def TV over twisted pair copper wires sounds exciting but misses some points. First, most households are likely to have multiple channel recording / display devices in the house so multiple channels in each house must be supported by the system. Second, the system as described requires that a fiber optic cable get within the neighborhood of each set of 4 houses before the signal is split and distributed. Existing infrastructure probably can't support these systems even if the last quarter mile can use existing copper wire.

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