So I went to a Sony sponsored 4K event last night. They were showing the 55" UHD flat panel. I asked the presenter about hardware standards/upgrades (HDMI 2, etc.) and sources, and his response was that HDMI 1.4 is adequate for the consumer and there won't be any need to upgrade to a new hardware standard for the home theater consumer. He continued that he didn't know of any source material on the horizon aside from the provided Sony hard drive/media player.
After the presentation I spoke with a different Sony rep about the 1000ES, I asked him the same question, and he said without a doubt a new blu ray player is coming out in 2014, and HDMI 2.0 as well with Sony taking care of any hardware upgrades for current owners.
Which is it?