Providing content to the next generation 4K ultra high resolution TV’s is shaping up to be the next theater of war in the battle for our living rooms. While the 4K Televisions themselves are still not common clever internet based video streaming services have already seen the potential.
During an interview with The Verge Neil Hunt Netflix Chief Product Officer discussed his company’s interest in providing 4K content to these high tech wonders. His optimism was tempered with reality when the discussion turned to bandwidth requirements. Bandwidth is the limiting factor at the moment with 4K streams requiring 35Mb of bandwidth to keep playback smooth.