Can 4K make it to Blu-Ray? - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 01-22-2013, 04:21 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
IfixitBIG's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Simpsonville, SC
Posts: 278
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 22
Blu-ray Disc Association, looking for a way to keep the physical disc relevant, announced that it was looking at producing disc with 4K content. We've seen Sony announce 1080P content encoded for 4K up rez. But the association has a lot of hurtles to cross. First, what has to be done to get the disc manufactured?
As a format, Blu-ray Disc is capable of handling the necessary capacities involved in 4K. But it would need to either accommodate additional layers to add capacity to the disc, or use more aggressive video codecs to compress the video.

Three other issues: cost, demand, and backward compatibility. Any one of these three could sink the project.
It's not clear to the working group whether 4K can be added to the Blu-ray format inexpensively. After all, if a movie costs more than the player does, no one will rush out and buy it—awesome 4K quality or not.

Can Blu-ray survive the 4K revolution? Let us know what you think.

John Burton

IfixitBIG is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 01-22-2013, 05:16 AM
Lepus's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Bandwidth to the home is not going to be as quick a role out as you think. People will still want a physical disk, but until the price on the equipment comes down, you won't see many adopters of the technology. The content won't come until the hardware is in the home or is at a reasonable cost.
Lepus is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 01-22-2013, 04:50 PM
AVS Special Member
wse's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 7,987
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1161 Post(s)
Liked: 555

I don't think so, hard drive based?

wse is online now  
Sponsored Links
Reply Latest Industry News

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off