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Why FTTH Makes More Sense Than xDSL

More than just showing the very best of today�s HD content and technology, the IBC2006 show will be offering a glimpse of the future. Super-duper eye-poping TV resolution; OK those are my words, not theirs.

'Ultra High Definition' has been developed by Japanese broadcaster NHK in conjunction with the Victor Company of Japan (JVC), Keisoku Giken, Astrodesign, Ikegame Tsuchinki, Fujinon and Micron Technology. It offers simply astounding resolution -- 7680 x 4320 pixels at 60 progressive frames a second, plus 22.2 channel audio which offers genuinely 3D immersive sound.

No matter how much the semiconductor manufacturers tweak their DSL chip sets, it now appears that this latest development means that we've probably reached the limit of what we can compress through a pair of twisted copper wires.

A special theatre will be built in the show's Park Foyer with a 300 inch screen, showing a nature documentary, sports, the arts and entertainment. They also hope to have a live digital camera. Note, this will be the first time that Ultra High Definition has been seen in Europe (or anywhere else, other than Japan).

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