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Sony's planned 4K movie download service is likely to be supported by the PlayStation 4, Sony Electronics president and COO Phil Molyneux has told The Verge.

"We'll give you more details in due course, but I promise you will not be disappointed," said Molyneux when asked about the service coming to the new console.

Support for the new video format is one thing, but consumers face a challenge actually downloading the files – Molyneux says a movie will come it at over 100GB, meaning you're going to need a fast and uncapped connection.

For the time being digital will be the only way to distribute the 4K movies, with it undecided if a physical media will be created.

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Source: The Verge

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rbevanx

Hmm...so I can wait 5 years for a film to download/stream on the PSN service, pay a lot of money to rent it and take up space on my hard drive which is for my games?

I think I will just use Lovefilm/Netflix ta
Posted 11:13 on 04 March 2013
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BC_Animus@ montana03

I have to say too this will get the 4k tech a foot in the door (and a push), much like the PS2 with DVDs and PS3 with blu-rays.

Personally though I'm still not a fan of the whole PC architecture thing - it makes sense business-wise, but I also think theres gonna be a higher focus on lazy ports, and less focus on original content. What made a lot of the PS2 and PS3 titles so great was the fact that developers had to dig in and really learn the system, and thus creating original titles that cater not only to the strengths of the consoles, but also content that caters specifically to the PS crowd.

Anyways I don't think Microsoft is in any trouble - at least no more than they have been in the current gen. I think the next war will be on the other fronts, with their main competition coming from sources like Ouya-like products, iOS, Linux, and Steam. In fact, I would say Microsoft's biggest enemy isn't Sony, but Valve. With their Steambox and their support and potential move towards Linux, they're in trouble on both the xbox AND the Windows front.
Posted 06:40 on 04 March 2013
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montana03

There are definitely differences with 4k trust me but you got to have the right tv & I reckon about 0.5% of ps gamers would have those TVs!! Lol

Also just want to point out that most exclusive ps games were well over 15gb they were coming in at 25-45gb!! Sony said they may produce 100gb it's basically a quad layered BD but I don't think it's worth it now! Also Xbox DVDs were a reason to blame cross platform games being better on Xbox & ps hard development....if cross platform games was made on blu rays ps would have sold way more!!i also find it funny that development was soooooo 'difficult' yet every exclusive Sony dev managed to make amazing games....makes you think what they cook up now the architecture is more like pc & dev friendly!!!!

Oh and please stop worrying...people hear something like this & think the whole ps4 will revolve around 4k films it won't trust me it's just a feature of a possible 100 features! Stop taking things so literally! Sony learnt their lessons!

Personally I think MS is *****ed!!! :)
Posted 05:47 on 04 March 2013
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BC_Animus

Don't be so negative. Buy a PS4 and have your 4k movies nearly fully streamed and ready to play when the PS5 comes out. It'll be great!

Heh. I haven't got a 4k TV so I won't be downloading/streaming movies anytime soon. Regardless I'm using a net connection that costs me around NZ$10 per GB, so yeah, streaming 4k content... not for me.
Posted 12:53 on 02 March 2013
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tvr77@ dav2612

The principle would still be the same, the buffer speed would have to be faster than the movie playing and usually a HD video buffers slower than a 480, so a 4k vid would buffer even slower still.
Posted 08:53 on 02 March 2013
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dav2612@ tvr77

You are presumming what you watch comes from the download progress. The watchable content could be in the same vain as lovefilm instant and netflix services.
Posted 21:30 on 01 March 2013
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tvr77@ dav2612

You won't have to sit watching it anymore but you will still be waiting an insane amount of time to watch your movie and even if you can watch while you download, with a 100gb file you would still not be able to watch it for quite sometime. A 100 minute movie would be 10gb for just 10 mins. Over PSN that can take hours.
The download speed has to be faster than the movie playing for the "watch while you download" idea to work.

I don't know about you but when i download a movie on-line its to watch more or less straight away and usually in one sitting.
Posted 16:35 on 01 March 2013
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dav2612@ CheekyLee

But you don't need to wait for it to download. PS4 will let you stream films and play games as they download... or so I believe I read somewhere.
Posted 16:07 on 01 March 2013
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CheekyLee@ MJTH

100GB over PSN will take approximately THE REMAINDER OF YOUR LIFETIME to download.
Posted 15:50 on 01 March 2013
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MJTH

And this is why 4K gaming won't be catching on any time soon. 1080p at 60FPS will still be a struggle in the years to come (even for a little while on the PS4/ NextBox). So getting gaming up to that resolution, coupled with the size of said 4K files makes no where near viable. Games already range from 6-15GB's 720p. Imagine the size of a 4K game (150GB?).
Posted 13:24 on 01 March 2013
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tvr77

100GB!!! For one movie! That's just crazy and so not worth the bother, id rather just stick with normal HD which i'm happy with anyway. You could download around 20-30 normal HD movies with a 100GB
Is there even a huge difference between what we have now and 4k.
Posted 11:57 on 01 March 2013
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