Twice the pixels, or half the bandwidth. Sounds like a good deal to us.
H.265 has been on our radar since early 2012, but as of today it has passed an important milestone. The ITU has given the new codec its official approval, paving the way for devices and software to start implementing the standard as they see fit. H.265 (also known as High Efficiency Video Coding) will cut the bandwidth requirements for streaming video in half, or for the Maximum PC crowd, double the amount data you can fit in the same sized container.
The Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding hit a new milestone for the H.265 video codec, which is the next generation MPEG media codec that will usher in 8K display resolutions, otherwise known as Ultra HDTV (UHDTV). That works out to 4320p (7680x4320) and offers 16 times more pixels than today's Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) HDTVs.