Originally Posted by Mkilbride
1 hour blu-ray shows are already at like 7-8GB. Not looking forward to 4K sizes, lol.
I heard 4K is the same resolution our eyes see in...so it should be the limit for current TV tech or so, I'd say.
I was shocked when I found out that blu-ray rips are under 8GB ( and you see disks with the entire movie on there four or five times just for language settings and bonus features.
A dual layer blu-ray disk could easily hold a 4K movie file and your 1080 file on top for good measure.
(Edit: A little searching reveals, no movies under 14Gigs. Which is why they're working on Quad
layer blu-rays!) I've heard people say that the codec doesn't support the required bandwidth for some reason, but the players read fast enough (8X and up) and HDMI 1.4 outputs fast enough, so a tweak in the codec can't be that big a deal (they released blu-ray as an un-finished standard for a reason, right?).
Originally Posted by aroc91
Requiring games to run at a resolution that would cripple the fastest of today's multi-gpu setups on a console? Yeah, no. The technology for that doesn't exist.
PC hardware has been perfectly capable of running 4Kx2K resolutions for over a generation now, and probably more if people would actually try to run games at anything other than "high" or "ultra" settings. Not to mention that when you're ordering somewhere between 50-100 million units of something, they can afford to tweak it so that it will run smoothly on your given application. Had there been demand for it the PC industry could have made the switch to 4K at any point in the last five years.Edited by ILoveHighDPI - 3/29/12 at 6:28am