Originally Posted by Cravit8
I personally wouldn't be surprised if they released a model with a regular BD drive and 6-12 months later a model with BDXL.
Not too horribly different from when Sony released the 3D firmware but the Fat PS3 could only play regular DTS or DD while in 3D which for the audio buffs was quite a bummer. I think it was well over a year before they released a firmware that allowed the Fat to play HD audio during 3D BD playback.
What do you guys think?
Ultmately the goal is pure downloads, in the interim we will need a way of getting data to the HD. The sata3 HD has by far superior data transfer rates compaired to an optical reader.....not to mention error checking...
My guess is as a interim solution the required data(other than download) will be supplied on optical disk( BD50x2+) will need to be part or fully transfered to the HD prior to play, it may buffer part and then play.
They may develop a 4k play from the optical disk.......but I think why bother, download model will need a HD.....so why not utilize that now, BD50 is mature and cheap, pop 4k data on a BD50 or two, transfer to HD and play...when downloads are fast and furious.....the HW is ready to go!