What will deliver the fidelity for those extra UHD pixels and at what cost?

Interesting UHD blog from Renne Varro at Harmonic.

The premise that more pixels doesn’t mean better pixels is now well recognised amongst those broadcasters and content aggregators contemplating launching UHD services. There have already been too many comparisons with “TrueHD services” to make the case that resolution alone doesn’t guarantee success for UHD! If we make the claim that we offer TrueHD services delivered using 10-15 Mbps, which is currently the upper limit for HD premium sports delivered using H.264, we can quantify fidelity at access bitrates appropriate for typical DTH or broadband delivery.

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WakaWaka to donate 2000 solar lights to emergency relief in Nepal.

At Boxer we love the good things done by the chaps at Waka Waka and we wanted to take a moment and highlight their work to our lovely customers and suppliers.

WakaWaka ('Shine Bright' in Swahili) develops high-tech low-cost solar powered lamps and chargers that are indispensable products both in the developing world and in developed markets. Using the latest in patented solar technology the WakaWaka Light and WakaWaka Power are true lifesavers for those without electricity. Currently there are over 100,000 WakaWakas in use in crisis areas in Syria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Haiti and the Philippines.  

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Apple - One size no longer fits all

It used to be so simple. Steve Jobs would take the stage and tell us all exactly what it is that we’ll desire and buy over the coming months. Choice was an unnecessary evil. There was just one iPad, one iPhone, and fewer customisation options across the entire Mac line than you’d find on a single Dell PC order page. In one of his more humorous presentations, the Apple chief even poked fun at Microsoft’s tiered Windows pricing by detailing five “different” versions of Mac OS X Leopard, each one costing $129.”Seriously, we have one version of Leopard, it’s got everything in it,” said Jobs, “and we hope you love it as much as we do.” But now things are different.

Pay a visit to Apple’s online store today and you’ll find four distinct iPhone options to choose from. There are the brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — measuring 4.7 and 5.5 inches, respectively — and there are the 4-inch iPhone 5S and 5C models, distinguishable by the quality of their materials and some internal specs like Touch ID. Factor in the full array of colour and storage options, and picking your iPhone becomes a choice from no fewer than 29 different variants.

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