Originally Posted by pottscb
Umm, like Xbox360 and Apple have done with blu-ray? Yeah, just because its an obviously bad move doesn't mean a manufacturer won't do it to save face, or money, or face. It could happen...but if PS4 doesn't have it and XB720 does I'm not that loyal to Microsoft. The odd thing to me is, with as wide spread ad blu-ray is ($80 players in Wal-Mart) and as deep as the market penetration is, neither Apple, nor Microsoft have lifted a finger (in any of the devices they make) towards enabling their devices to be compatible...what gives? (saving face or saving money?)
I agree that the PS4 won't be released in the next year...it will be released in Japan first and we'll have to hear about it and want it for a year...that's how it always works.
When I said that the tech is coming whether console manufacturers support it or not, I meant just that. Some, like Sony, will support 4K and others will not, but the tech is coming regardless.
I didn't mean that all manufacturers traditionally support new video tech. I was only referring to Sony because that is their history on console to do that. Keep in mind that in part it is because doing so cross supports their other divisions, like Sony HDTVs and the general film industry.
EDIT: I forgot to mention that the comparison of Blu-ray to the inclusion of 4K on the consoles is apples to oranges because Blu-ray tech forced a significant increase in product price when it was new. Bumping the resolution is almost free by comparison. Proof of that is how both HD consoles were capable of rendering 1080P even though it wasn't a primary focus in most games.
Since 4K won't spike the product cost on its own in any significant way, there's no issue with including it in the PS4.
BTW, 4K is a name that is a switch from traditional resolution labels. we know of 1080P because the vertical pixel count for that rez is 1920x1080
. For 4K, the resolution is 3960x2160, but I guess the official coalition of tech heads out there agreed to focus on the horizontal pixel count (rounded to 4,000 or 4K) instead of the expected 2160P to make the advance seem bigger when marketing it.Edited by joeblow - 8/23/12 at 8:26am