[Via Satellite ] HBO has selected Arris International’s DSR-7400 series transcoder satellite receiver to support the optimization of its current MPEG 2 and 4 distribution platforms as well as prepare for future content distribution with High Efficiency Video Codec HEVC compression and Digital Video Broadcasting-Satellite Second Generation X (DVB-S2X) advanced modulation technologies.
The Arris DSR-7400 uses the latest HEVC video compression to reduce satellite bandwidth by up to 50 percent, while maintaining compatibility with deployed MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 set-top boxes. This enables programmers to take advantage of the bandwidth efficiencies of HEVC, while maintaining backwards compatibility with the vast installed base of devices. The Arris DSR-7400 also supports Ultra-HD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) services. Its integrated transcoding capabilities enable programmers to distribute the highest fidelity 4K signals as a mezzanine master copy, and then create MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 services for their affiliates, in both HD and SD.
The Arris DSR-7400 satellite receiver transcoder also supports the latest technology in satellite network transmission: DVB-S2X, which provides significantly higher spectral efficiency through more efficient bandwidth roll-off and finer gradation of the modulation and coding modes. In combination with HEVC compression, DVB-S2X increases the video capacity of satellite transmission channels, which can be used to increase video fidelity, add more channels to existing networks, and launch new services like 4K HDR programming.