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Apple taking over 1080p television

by on04 August 2008


Chip coming claim

The dark satanic rumor mill has manufactured a story which claims that the fruit-themed gadget maker Apple is planning to install H.264 hardware in its boxes to enable 1080p HD content.

According to the technology equivalent of the Watchtower, MacDaily, Apple plans to add a H.264 chip under the bonnet of its hardware. The chip comes from NTT in Japan and was developed in cooperation with Japanese broadcaster NHK. It acts as a H.264 decoder and encoder.  It can compress a 1080p video and audio stream into four megabits per second, down from the 20 megabits.

If it works then it means that Apple will be able to distribute 1080p over iTunes in two megabits per second.

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Last modified on 04 August 2008
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