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Old September 20th, 2005, 10:54 PM   #1
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should I fear MPEG-4?

as a purveyor of high-definition television sources, I am somewhat concerned by the migration to this new standard of compression. Since the signal I received is coming from my cable company, the picture I am receiving is already somewhat compromised. Will this new codec result in a picture that is less clear and vibrant and the one I am seeing now?
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Old September 22nd, 2005, 12:27 PM   #2
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MPEG-4 is a more efficient codec than MPEG-2, which is probably what your cable company has been/is using, if you are getting a digital package. So unless your cable company significantly increases the number of channels after switching to MPEG-4 your picture quality should stay at least about the same, or even increase.
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