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If you get a chance to ask some questions or talk to people who will... do hold Sony's feet to the fire re: UHD Blu-ray... if they added a BDXL drive to the PS4 units... has the BDA come up with a higher capacity disc based solution for state-of-the-art quality in both video and audio? Will they allow for Dolby Atmos and/or DTS Multi-Dimensional Audio (MDA) object-oriented soundtracks? And other A/V specs. you guys can glean would be most helpful.
Many of us still strongly feel that download-only or streaming-only schemes are quite premature given the state of the internet (haven't been impressed with one cloud based service yet) and storage space requirements for ultimate quality. A physical, high capacity disc is about the only realistic solution for high bit depth video (gotta get past 8 bit, 4:2:0!!), 4k resolution, higher progressive frame rates, full 4k 3D, 24 bit, bit-for-bit lossless object-oriented audio, etc.
Killing the used market and the ability to preview and share movie and game content is a big sticking point as well.
Sony shouldn't get a pass in the heat of all this excitement.
Listen up, studios! Just say "NO" to DNR and EE!!