The lights are on
Sony exec Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that the upcoming
PlayStation 4 console plays 4K resolution pre-recorded video - with four times
the pixels of a 1080p display - but does not support the higher resolution for
Yoshida told Joystiq that the PS4 supports playback of 4K
video streams, which require a stupendous amount of storage or bandwidth and an
extremely expensive display that can handle the format. The lack of game
support should surprise nobody, as the processing power to render games in
realtime at 3840x2160 resolution is unrealistic to expect even out of next-gen
This is outstanding news for the dozens of millionaires that also play video games!
I didn't even know this resolution existed.
I'm glad it supports it, even if I won't be using it.
That's some nice Witness screen right there.
sony's 4k tv series is too expensive!
That's neat. I doubt it will ever get used but it's neat.
yeah i saw this coming a mile a way since they also supported 3d with the ps3. i wouldn't be surprised if the new xbox could too. leaving nintendo once again in the dust and past.
I wonder if they've taken into account HEVC (H.265) Which is the new video codec that replaces the industry standard now of H.264. It easily streams stereo 1080p in 3d, and can do up to 8k res, and it's also nearly 75% less bandwidth than H.264 while also improving the quality of the picture. Here's more info on it. www.tested.com/.../453188-what-you-should-know-about-h265-video
From where I'm sitting I've heard nothing but good things regarding the PS4. I really hope they take this system and make it great again.
The last time I looked at Sony's 4k TV, it was $24,000. Sorry, but I'll stick with my 46' Samsung LCD tv, which I only paid $500, not 24k. Maybe lower the price to $23,000 and we'll talk.
I'm no expert on high definition but those resolution specs just seem crazy huge!
Look at how long it took HD to become widely accepted. 4K is bare minimum 5 years out (considering the exponentially leap of technology), but I think it'd be closer to 10 years out for widespread adoption by consumers. It's simply too expensive at this point.