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Comment Re:Why do we need H.265? (Score 1) 184 184

My guess is that is exactly what this is designed for. Dedicated silicon. Think AppleTV, Fire, Chromecast (future version), or any of the other set top boxes. That's what they are targeting. This codec isn't about what consumers use on the desktop, it's about how video gets to their TV. Dedicated hardware has better copy protection (not approving just noting motive), and has the decoding power built in. So this fits right in.

Comment Re:Updates (Score 4, Interesting) 119 119

Well I bought a Panasonic TV two years ago and have to go through a "Home" screen before I get what I want. Oh, and there are ads on this home screen. But the worst part? Ads would occasionally appear over the content when using the volume controls. That's right, hit volume up and get an ad from United Airlines!

I did manage to turn off the ads but swore I'd never buy another Panasonic.

1.79 x 10^12 furlongs per fortnight -- it's not just a good idea, it's the law!