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If you’ve read some of the articles on this website or the chapter in the book, you already know that wrapping ultrasonic frequencies (20-40 kHz) beneath the audio band sounds quite reasonable but only if the original masters have meaningful amounts of ultrasonic content — they don’t. So why bother developing a complex “origami” folding scheme when the only partials being folded are noise, hiss, recording bias, and other uncorrelated signals. If you don’t start with a bona fide high-resolution recording, then MQA is a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist. And virtually all commercial releases regardless of period are standard resolution.
The BBC has redesigned iPlayer to make it more like Netflix in recent years, and is said to want its service to form the crux of a new joint offering. ITV and Channel 4 of course both have online, on-demand content offerings of their own. ”
“In the creation of The Roku Channel, we’ve put together a high added value for our customers. We developed the channel because the one point of friction we’d seen from our users was the need for an easier way to find and access ad-supported content,” Rob Holmes, Roku programming VP, told HD Guru. “Meanwhile, what we are also adding as part of the 8.1 OS release is a multi-cast option. So you can combine up to four remote controls and our app to have a private listening party, using earphones connected to each remote control or mobile device. This way multiple viewers can watch a movie with loud explosions together without waking the kids upstairs.”