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Scott Wilkinson's Avatar Scott Wilkinson
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The next generation of 4K media player from Sony looks more like a normal AV component than a hatbox. It will support HEV, AVC, and XAVC S codecs. No word on when it might become available.

 

The next-gen 4K media server from Sony was under Plexiglas and not operational.

 

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Alx330's Avatar Alx330
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Looks huge in size for no reason.

Probably has a huge price tag on it too.

No VP9 means no 4K Youtube or other Google services, they are not going to support HEVC.
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Has anyone asked why this box, when they have the FMP?
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I would guess it is planned to have the full implementation of HDMI 2.0 (18Gbps) and what ever codec that is decided on. Probably a year away at the very least. Just showing a future prototype.
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I am more interested in Sony updating the PS4 to have it's Video Unlimited service support 4K
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Originally Posted by bsd107 View Post

I am more interested in Sony updating the PS4 to have it's Video Unlimited service support 4K

Me too. I had hoped for some news regarding 4K on the PS4.

 

The PS4 is the perfect device to bring together the family of 4K Sony devices and 4K Sony content.

 

It is popular device which supports the features of the Sony TVs (including x.v.Color) - it could help Sony sell a lot of TVs as well as movie rentals.


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This was a dummy box. Not working and not hooked up to anything. It was not that big in person by the way.
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If I recall last year the hockey puck was also non operational and behind plexiglas. I suspect this is the final product. They said it will use HEVC in the keynote. HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 are all ready to rollout. This box will certainly be out later this year.
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Looks huge in size for no reason.

Probably has a huge price tag on it too.

No VP9 means no 4K Youtube or other Google services, they are not going to support HEVC.

It is huge because it will be housing a 4K blu-ray BDXL drive. If it was a pure streamer it would be half that size. The card said it supported HEVC, AVC ans Sony's proprietary XAVC. 4K blu-ray is waiting on final specs from the blu-ray committee and Samsung hinted probably be out by end of the year.
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It is huge because it will be housing a 4K blu-ray BDXL drive. If it was a pure streamer it would be half that size. The card said it supported HEVC, AVC ans Sony's proprietary XAVC. 4K blu-ray is waiting on final specs from the blu-ray committee and Samsung hinted probably be out by end of the year.

If this is really a 4K BDXL player then it becomes interesting.

Otherwise, Sony should be working to convert the PS4 into a 4K streaming-capable box. I have to believe that the hardware is capable of it, and that it only needs a firmware upgrade. I thought that Sony had previously hinted that this would be coming - at least 4K Video Unlimited....
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