Hi there see my original post on UHD TV HERE
Further to that, if upgrading to a new set, I want it to be useful for at least 4 years and to be so, it has to have H265 as this format is rapidly becoming widely accepted, and I think within 4 years, unless bettered will be the de-facto video standard.
Quote Wiki: High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2, is a video compression standard, one of several potential successors to the widely used AVC (H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10).
I found just how good it was today by re-encoding (using Handbrake) a video MPEG-4 size 206.4Mb down to 19.7Mb m4v/h265. Since it was a re-encode there would have been some losses but I could not see any.
Obviously, filesize varies on a case by case but reading more some users are saying their over 1Gb file reduces down to around 200Mb with little sign if any of reconversion losses. (It just takes much longer to encode vs H264)
The bottom line is that any new TV UHD with media centre should have H265 as one of its standards, as if you are like us, we stream all videos through ADSL and currently dont have TV antenna.
Netflix is using H265 for UHD broadcast, and they are the major streaming service. Its saving them massively over H265 bandwidth.
According to specs newer models of Panasonic do. Ive asked Sony as their specs say VP8.HEVC which is confusing as VP8 has been superseded by H265.
Just something to think about is all if you are in the market for a new UHD Telly.