Rasmus Larsen wrote:LG had HEVC decoders in all of its 1080p webOS models in 2014.
It also seems that all Android TV models will both HEVC and VP9 decoding - also in 1080p.
I also hope that more manufacturers will start using it in 1080p models.
Thank you for the information.
HEVC and VP9 have the same effect on 1080p as in 4k and is helpful for the following reasons :
1. Current content will need only half
the data to stream (for internet) and broadcasters can double
the bit-rate of 1080p channels (more quality) for same bandwidth.
2. BluRay rips can be 2 times smaller or 2 times higher quality for same size.
I am still curios if you can play a video at full BluRay bit rate 1080p from a USB memory stick 50GB+. Will the TV hardware decoder be able to do it or will you see the film in slow motion / lagging behind.
Maybe you can find what SoC do these 2015 TVs use because the specification of these systems on a chip can reveal if they are capable or not.
If i remember correctly Samsung said in the manual of 2014 H6400 (that used the MediaTek chip) that high bit rate without a bluray player might make the soc unable to play it. Maybe you can test this via a usb memory stick with a full bit rate 1080p BluRay copy on it for 2015 full hd models.
HEVC & VP9 i hope will come to Samsung Tizen 1080p models too.
Panasonic doesn't use firefox for 1080p models this year so i have doubts it will support it but it all depends on what chip they use.
If LG used in 2014 for WebOS 1080p models HEVC then i am 100% sure they will do the same for 2015 models.