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PS4 4K movies: Sony ponders 'workaround' to 100GB downloads

Postby ________________ » 01 Mar 2013, 12:00

Movies on demand... what happened to that.
In 2014 a lot more people will have 80mbps-330mbps connections, fast enough for compressed 4k streaming.
I'm expecting new version Blu-rays still. There has to be, if they are suggesting 100GB 4k films already compressed, then that wont fit on a 50GB standard blu-ray.
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PS4 4K movies: Sony ponders 'workaround' to 100GB downloads

Postby Padua » 01 Mar 2013, 12:03

100Gb downloads? Does this hint the PS4 might come with a terrabyte hard disk too? :|
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Postby WHITEyy118 » 01 Mar 2013, 12:16

Padua wrote:100Gb downloads? Does this hint the PS4 might come with a terrabyte hard disk too? :|


That or after one movie you're full. Damm!

I'm guessing you can, but with the PS4 I hope you can download while still playing a game, online or not.
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Postby ________________ » 01 Mar 2013, 12:22

Maybe. Also it must be for rentals only. As even with several TB of HDD you are not going to get much of a 4k film collection to own.
Also with download the issue is wanting to take it to a friends house to watch. You can do that with a tiny laser disc. But not lug the whole console around with you. Unless maybe PS4 lets you transfer a 4k film to a portable HDD and it can stream from that when plugged into a 4k TV directly to its USB 3.0 socket?
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Postby TheRandyNinja » 01 Mar 2013, 12:29

even on my 120 meg thats still over kill. must be easier to stream it if the bandwidths there
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Postby HurrayBanana » 01 Mar 2013, 12:37

Sounds great all this background loading, what happens when ISP's start throttling you as you are doing this constant downloading. Already happens now when downloading Gig+ files through PSN
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Postby ________________ » 01 Mar 2013, 12:44

I think that is you being paranoid. ISP don't throttle connections, unless it's one of those ones that do say they slow down P2P downloads. But PSN downloads are not P2P.
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Postby stealth » 01 Mar 2013, 12:51

100gb downloads is too far. I Cant download that
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Postby WHITEyy118 » 01 Mar 2013, 12:53

HurrayBanana wrote:Sounds great all this background loading, what happens when ISP's start throttling you as you are doing this constant downloading. Already happens now when downloading Gig+ files through PSN


Tell them were to go. Days of limits have long gone.

stealth wrote:100gb downloads is too far. I Cant download that


I could! But then again it'd probably take a week to download.
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Postby Skullet » 01 Mar 2013, 12:59

Or they could just use better compression/codecs, people are ripping 50GB Blu-Ray movies down to around 10-15GB without any noticeable loss of quality so I expect the same will be true for 4K, if folks in their bedroom can do it then I'm pretty sure Sony can figure it out.
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Postby ________________ » 01 Mar 2013, 13:03

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________________ wrote:Movies on demand... what happened to that.
In 2014 a lot more people will have 80mbps-330mbps connections, fast enough for compressed 4k streaming.
I'm expecting new version Blu-rays still. There has to be, if they are suggesting 100GB 4k films already compressed, then that wont fit on a 50GB standard blu-ray.

the largest a blu ray can go is 500 gb


The largest a standard blu-ray can go is 50Gb, a 500GB blu-ray is not standard. A standard blu-ray player that people have at home already can not play a 100GB or 500gb blu-ray disc.
There will need to be new drives on the next generation of blu-ray players. I hope they do this, there is no news from the blu-ray association yet.
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Postby ________________ » 01 Mar 2013, 13:09

Skullet wrote:Or they could just use better compression/codecs, people are ripping 50GB Blu-Ray movies down to around 10-15GB without any noticeable loss of quality so I expect the same will be true for 4K, if folks in their bedroom can do it then I'm pretty sure Sony can figure it out.

The loss of quality is noticeable. Even native blu-ray image is poor, its way over compressed already to be 50GB. It really should be far bigger. A blu-ray film has artefacts, colour banding and 8 bit colour.
When the new compression comes out that is more efficient, I look forward to having new better quality versions of the 1080p films.
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Postby dwhlufc » 01 Mar 2013, 13:22

Will all this 4K b*****ks require new tvs and bluray players?
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Postby Bambis Dad » 01 Mar 2013, 13:28

dwhlufc wrote:Will all this 4K b*****ks require new tvs and bluray players?

Yes and Yes. Your standard HD TV wouldn't display them at full resolution and a PS3 or normal Blu Ray Player wouldn't be able to output them either. I don't think streaming is the option either, in the UK at least. If you stream a HD film from PSN then the first test your PS3 does is check the quality of your broadband line. It will tell you streaming is available when it is, what it doesn't tell you is if you are then receiving an SD or HD stream, it just charges you for the HD stream irrespective. With a 4K film you'll probably be lucky to get it in HD.
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Postby FishyGinger » 01 Mar 2013, 13:30

dwhlufc wrote:Will all this 4K b*****ks require new tvs and bluray players?


Of course, otherwise you'll just be getting the tvs normal definition. Whether you'd be able to tell the difference on a normal sized tv (i.e. not a 75" tv) I doubt it. It seems like overkill but I'm sure some people will orgasm over it.
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