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Let's try to think this through. How many 4K displays will there be in consumers hands by this years end (the entire world is OK). how many by the end of 2014? 2015? Consumers are not clamoring foir this and industry cogniti who really shouldn't be cogniti are preaching 4K is a siily purchase unless you have a really really big screen. Sony inits heart knows this and realizes that 4K needs to be more than just 4K pixels if it is to succeeed. It has to be a better quality source. So we need to increase color space width and bit lengths not to mention more fps.
To make 4K optical dics, there will be a high expense per disc and players will have yto be commodity priced. Of course, the first could be high priced but there is no engine to drive the making of the disc. There ids zip potential for making a profit. Thems the facts of life.
For a limited display market, servers are the answer. Servers exist now, are not super expensive, and clearly something high priced panel and projector buyers would be willing to purchase to get content.
Content could be providing by a distributor through mailed hard ciopy. Remember market numbers are small.
Or they could be supplied over the internet. No need to stream. Just compress the content through some sort of codec and send it to the server. Prestty simple. Now content is out there and the sale of more displays starts to happen. The Chines crank out cheap servers. Just like set top boxes. Somehing the masss market can afford and the distribution network supplies them Eventually, the present cable company, whatever, couyld provide the content.
Initially, well have Odemax and the Sony network.
But NEVER will we have a 4K Bluray. Productions costs too high, not enough demand. Its really simple.