Further, the server is limited to 4K 30 out max. The only thing input supplies that you need is the HDCP 2.2.
Edited by mark haflich - 1/20/14 at 1:31pm
I guess I see it as a transition piece which is exactly what it is. The first chip is an HDMI 1.4 for 1080 Blu-ray and the second chip is apparently some custom LSI that supports/has enough of the HDMI 2.0 standard to support HDCP 2.2 to satisfy Sony Entertainment. No other studio has skin in the game at this point and the hardware as far as 4K goes is proprietary.
I would assume the exact same chip is in the 4K Sony panels and the FMP-X1.
It sounds like it will have some backward compatibility with future chips. The big unanswered question is whether or not there will be future upgrades to the full 4K standard for these units.
Yes I agree. There is nothing in this report that brings anything more than speculative confidence and sure nothing regarding HDMI bandwidth, color space, etc, capability. It's still a pig in a poke (acheter chat en poche as I see you're from France).
IIRC, there was discussion reported where Sony Pictures demanded customized watermarks to trace illegal copies if and when the copy protection is defeated. So it's possible this chip has more than HDCP 2.2 on it as it is a Sony proprietary closed system at this point. Here's a link: http://www.hardwareluxx.com/index.php/news/general/economy/26939-sony-wants-new-security-measures-for-4k-movies.html
As long as we are speculating, at this point 4K looks more like an Apple-iPod-iTunes business model coming from Sony as no one else is really in the game.