Originally Posted by hsinnott
Can you also fix the numerous discs it has difficulty playing...and the unbearable loading times?
Well, unfortunately I cannot.
I keep trying to convince M$ that they are doing things incorrectly in many other circumstances, but it appears to almost always fall on deaf ears.
My gaming solution is a mostly dedicated PC, but as this group probably knows, there are no UHDBR solutions for PC, yet, and it seems there are no indications that an UHDBR solution will ever appear unless you count this rumor from Cyberlink
Originally Posted by fatuglyguy
I don't see what everybody's so worked up about...seems like people posting in this thread are just looking for a reason to hate Sony.
Personally, I would love to like Sony again. Their ES line was among the best years ago, but dropping it displeased a lot of Sony ES fans, then bringing it back did little, IMO, to return the ES line to what it used to be. Over the years, as I see it, Sony, having once been a technological leader and innovator, has made some poor decisions, and I personally do not think new product development has returned to that leadership position.
Originally Posted by mtbdudex
By putting bluray into PS3 sony enabled a huge mass market to help bluray get market penetration, so what's up with UHDBR?
There's gotta be more to this UHDRB story, like it really-really
is not ready for prime time, or surely they'd release it into their PS4-pro, why not do that? That would have been a huge enabler for disc buying, now UHDBR will go the way of the do-do bird.
I'm staying away from UHDBR and advise others to do same till 2018, yep skip 2016/2017, there's too much happening behind the scenes, who needs to buy new stuff and have it old within 1 year?
For now I truly see UHDBR as this, if you believe differently prove me wrong.
I have to agree with you on waiting. Nothing seems to be relatively safe for a longer lasting solution in the A/V world at this point except for, perhaps, speakers.
Looking back on the progression to HD, there were many people that jumped at lower resolution displays and probably ended up kicking themselves later because they did - unless, of course, they had lots of disposable income.
Perhaps there is something technology wise that is "wrong" with UHDBR at this point; however, I would think that such problems would have already shown up with the existing dedicated UHDBR players that are already on the market. I have not been following the stand-alone UHDBR player market closely because my preferred solution for UHDBR is one for HTPCs, so I cannot say whether such problems exist.
I cannot help thinking that it is about content providers wanting to further tighten their grip on their content, but as in the past, I think this is alienating those of us who buy and view our content legally.
There is one other demon in the woods, so to speak, and that is streaming. Everything seems to be moving in that direction, and YES, I do understand that the quality of streaming is nowhere near that of physical media.
Add them all up, and the sum of it all, IMO, easily applies to Sony.