Sun Direct is the first DTH service in India to offer High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). HEVC also known as H.265 provides up to 50% better bandwidth compared to the existing method.
Normally, high-definition video can take a lot of data. This HEVC codec will compress the video files to nearly half its original size in the most efficient manner and decode it to the screens without leaving out any details. Usually in the normal HD box, the compressing and decoding process may lose out minute details causing the video to lag or stutter or blur. Thus, HEVC offers to decode every minute details attributing to colour, size, noise level etc. HEVC will ensure that there will be no compromise on the quality of the streamed video.
HEVC can be adapted and optimized to provide high efficiency transport solutions for delivering/streaming high resolution videos.
Few benefits of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) for the consumers:
- Comparative increase in spatial resolution up to 7680 x 4320
- Offers better and wide range of colors
- Maintains high quality video streaming irrespective of the screen size
- No problem of lag or stutter during the video streaming
- Improved noise level
- Supports tiling while streaming, which allows multiple encoder instances to work on the same frame simultaneously
- Enable more streams to support more viewing per location
These HEVC boxes are available only for 5 month and above HD connections.