4K TV Owners Rejoice: New Streaming Tech Deal Means Your TV Isn't A Dead Duck

"So far-reaching has this spat been that it had the potential to render all of the current 4K TVs more or less redundant if it wasn’t resolved. "
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A group representing HEVC-codec patent holders reduced its demands for royalty payments, keeping 4K video-streaming sites from switching to rival codecs, such as VP9. If the services swithced, a lot of 4K smart TVs using HEVC wouldn't have been able to play back 4K movies from their embedded apps.

"So far-reaching has this spat been that it had the potential to render all of the current 4K TVs more or less redundant if it wasn’t resolved. "

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