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well, considering nobody but enthusiasts would buy a 4k TV (no average Joe will just drop 10grand on a tV), I think that they'd be willing and understand the cost of having such a niche product.
By the time these things become mainstream though, having SD cards with 200 GB that can read/write 400MB/s won't be anything special
I dont know about that. Someone with big pockets will buy this because it appears better, yet expect since its luxury/expensive everything will be catered to them. Like buying a Lambo or Ferrari, when it breaks they may flip out.
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I dont know about that. Someone with big pockets will buy this because it appears better, yet expect since its luxury/expensive everything will be catered to them. Like buying a Lambo or Ferrari, when it breaks they may flip out.

That's not generally how the world works. These people with big pockets that you speak of represent a tiny niche. These products exist right now to push the technology, not to be significant revenue stream. Nobody is going to "cater" to these early adopters.

It's not like a luxury company whose only products are exotic, high-end items. Those industries are 50% product, 50% ridiculous, extravagant service. The high-end adopters here represent a near trivial % of the market and either know that content will not be able to push their hardware or are buying for bragging rights.
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I sense my 10Mb connection would not like this.redface.gif
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lol, even 100mb by usb3 takes a lot of time to a usb hard drive WD passport
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http://www.tomshardware.com/news/lexar-128-gb-sdxc,11876.html


This seems like a viable option. Seriously, in 2-3 years, we'd use this only between the kiosks at certain locations (even redbox's can have a port for these), we transfer the movie to the SD at 500MB/s, then go home and pop it into the front mount on your receiver/ps4/computer/720/TV etc...

that article was actually 2 years ago. This SD, once $700, can now be found at amazon for $180 new, $90 used...that's low enough for a manufacture to swallow and include with the customer's purchase of a 4k device
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Won't the new hevc (h.265) compression drop 4k video down to like 30 GB?

So this is just sensationalist journalism?

I would find it down right amazing if Sony doesn't intend to use this (since it is expected to hit at the end of the year?)

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/ntt-docomo-hevc-4ktv-201302262701.htm
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Hevc clearly has the potential to deliver native 4K content directly to people’s TVs and tablets. That NTT Docomo has proven it’s possible to do so with 10Mbps speeds means that streaming 4K content isn’t beyond the realms of possibility.
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NTT Docomo says that it’s ready to begin licensing its Hevc codec for smartphones as early as next month, something which would see its customers given access to much faster playback and noticeable improvements in image quality.

What do I know. I am not a journalist.
Edited by di inferi - 3/1/13 at 7:49am
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Seems about right if it was 1/2 of the size being 100 GB
150minutes at 1920x1080 is about 45GB and half of 4096 x 2304 ( 4.551 ) makes it ~100 GB
3840 x 2160 ( 4.000x )
Edited by czin125 - 3/1/13 at 7:54am
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Won't the new hevc (h.265) compression drop 4k video down to like 30 GB?

So this is just sensationalist journalism?

I would find it down right amazing if Sony doesn't intend to use this (since it is expected to hit at the end of the year?)

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/ntt-docomo-hevc-4ktv-201302262701.htm

What do I know. I am not a journalist.

This is correct, streaming services always compress the stream anyway. The solution for downloading a movie to the console is simply to provide the user with the option, do you want a compressed version or the original uncompressed.

Tadaa, problem solved.
Edited by .:hybrid:. - 3/3/13 at 9:37am
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Easy, don't stream it. Sell it on physical media (Flash drive).

100GB flash drive?

http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Memory-Supersonic-Magnum-Flash/dp/B004ZNA3ZK/ref=pd_cp_pc_2
http://www.amazon.com/Super-Talent-100GB-USB3-0-Express/dp/B005NP2S2K

Seems reasonable! lachen.gif
 
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It sounds like Sony is trying to get their name out there to sound like a Spearhead.

In reality though, it's a mult-pronged issue. Compression and feed style aren't the only things that will need to improve. ISPs are going to have to update infrastructure, among other things.

I'd say, we can't rush to conclusions, because the cost of 4K TVs is still in the clouds, so companies have plenty of time, probably a couple years before it becomes a worthwhile market. At that point, Sony and MS will be able to throw out a couple patches for compatiblity with formating.
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