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New H.266 video codec promises 50 percent data saving
by Andy Bassett
Fraunhofer HHI has officially unveiled H.266, the next evolution of international video codecs, which can reduce data requirements and provide efficient transmission and storage of video resolutions from SD all the way to 8K.
UPDATED with further UK specific movies. Amazon Prime Video UK lines up its selection of summer fare for those still happy to ‘holiday from home’ with Hanna season two getting things started with a bang!
Summer’s here and with the UK’s typically brief bursts of warm weather, the incremental lifting of lockdown and the tease of foreign travel, there’s the possibility that binging Netflix might no longer be at the top of everyone’s ‘to do’ list in July. With all the new shows and movies coming, is that a mistake?
July on the streaming service is bookended by the hugely popular Hamilton musical and Disney+ Original TV show, Muppets Now. Along the way, there’s plenty of family-friendly TV content, plus Frozen II headlines the audience-pleasing movies.
If we can’t jet off to sunnier climes just yet, why not enjoy a vicarious holiday right from your sofa? Here are ten Netflix options to help you see more of the world and remind you of that holiday feeling.
The JBL BAR 9.1 promises to deliver the complete object-based audio experience thanks to a 5.1.4-channel layout, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, wireless subwoofer, and detachable wireless rear speakers.