Originally Posted by coolscan
When Sony announced at CES "The world first 4K distribution system" that would launched in the summer. It is possible that this will be PS4.
Last two days "rumours" of launches for PS4 and XBOX have been heating up. First in an interview with Hiroshi Sakamoto, VP of Sony Home Entertainment in a Chilean newspaper indicating that PS4 will launch at E3 in June or possibly right before, in late May.
Today the rumours strengthened from other sources of an earlier announcement; "We hear that both Sony and Microsoft are targeting special Apple-style press conferences to unveil their platforms near the Game Developers Conference in late March".
A PS4 as a 4K distribution platform makes more sense than that Sony should build a separate platform for 4K distribution to the 4K/UHDTV market.
The PS4 angle sure makes sense............the question is will the PS4 come equipped with a BluRay drive, even one that can read more than two layers, if so there is a strong possibility for 4K BluRay down the pipeline. It appears current BluRay sales are on the increase 8% plus, they are not going to make waves now that may stem that increase till the 4K disk format is ready to launch.
Surely they will try the download model first.........then hopefully the disk at an increased quality.
I'm on a 100Mbit/s connection, but in real dowload terms it would take 3-5 hours to down load a 40GB file.........theoretically should take 1.5 hours or so....but not so. Thus I'm favoring the disk model for my circumstances.................bring on the 1080/4K twin disk pack and give the DVD copy the flick!!