Originally Posted by quovadis123
You are getting confused.
Are there other players or software out there capable of streaming 4k content? Yes there are, HOWEVER, they are not compatible with the Sony tv.
As most of the forum is speculation rather than fact, I hate to speculate; however...
The new Apple Desktop "Mac Pro" that is supposed to ship "soon" claims to be able to drive not just 1, but 3 4k "monitors". Apple does NOT make a 4k display and demo-ed the unit last month on 42" 4k by Sharp(?), but Apple and Sony are close collaborators for a very long time now.
I believe people have already confirmed that some computers can drive the Sony. I see no reason why the TV cares about the brand of computer feeding it's HDMI, but what do I know? So I'll speculate that our Sony will also work with that new computer.
I'm pretty sure that will be the case as that computer is obviously targeted at people doing non-linear video editing, 4k is the next big thing, and Sony is of course the biggest players in the "video production" market.
However your first point is the key: "There are no 4k movies", so who cares? I'm still at a loss for why Sony doesn't just rip their huge movie library, (they allegedly shot them in 4k), and create a reason for public to buy an expensive new TV. Maybe they do need to be bought and broken up by a hedge fund. More likely they want to sell a few thousand to us early adopters, and after we get the bugs out, the marketing push begins next Xmas.