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#16 compl3x

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 02:00

4K! 4K! Four Kay! 4K! Fore-Khay!




#17 Andrew G.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 02:02

Well that was boring :p



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 02:03

Alright, well that was a nothing show.

But of course, they said Kaz has more to say tomorrow, so now we can all move our hype/hope to that event.

Just don't be too sad if it doesn't amount to much either.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 02:31

That was really disappointing in general from Sony. 



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 13:11

Sony announced a VR Headset but it was only a teaser. "...head-mounted display that replicated a 750-inch screen when worn to watch movies or play games" - not much details Other points of interest: "With our 4K displays last year our theme was watch. At IFA it was create. This year (CES) it's play." Sounds like this year Sonys focus will be on the PS4. "Sony's also collaborating with YouTube on VP9 a new video codec" Sony and YouTube are already working together, hopefully it means share feature on PS4 will allow uploads to YouTube soon. Walkman Headphones: We're seeing Sony's new Walkman waterproof headphones. Three minutes of charge time, it'll run for sixty minutes. - Pretty impressive quick charge. Rest was mostly about other 4K Sony products and also Sony's own version of Netflix (Video Unlimited becoming Video Unlimited 4K) which will stream 4K content to Sony devices (PS4, Smart TV's & Other devices) - Amazing Spider Man 2 and RoboCop (Made by Sony Studios) which are coming out this year were showcased on the screen - It'd be awesome if Sony allowed them to be streamed while they were being aired at the cinemas.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 13:49

I was very underwelmed with Sony's offerings this year. the headset is ok but im still not impressed.

 

I am also a bit disappointed that they are using 4K incorrectly and in fact are not producing 4K displays. just UHD

 

4K is 4096 x 2304

UHD is 3840 x 2160 

 

The aspect ratio is rather different. and 4K is meant for a Cinema whereas a UHD display would be a home television.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 14:20

I was very underwelmed with Sony's offerings this year. the headset is ok but im still not impressed.

 

I am also a bit disappointed that they are using 4K incorrectly and in fact are not producing 4K displays. just UHD

 

4K is 4096 x 2304

UHD is 3840 x 2160 

 

The aspect ratio is rather different. and 4K is meant for a Cinema whereas a UHD display would be a home television.

 

I think everyone is using it that way though.  Sounds cooler than UHD :p

 

I'd be more disappointed that they're distorting something that just simulates a very large screen into being VR.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 16:24

"Sony's also collaborating with YouTube on VP9 a new video codec" Sony and YouTube are already working together, hopefully it means share feature on PS4 will allow uploads to YouTube soon.


Hopefully it also means a youtube app for the ps4 soon, but the sharing option would be great too, or maybe an option to save it to an online storage service that would allow you to do want you want with your clips easier than first loading it up to a specific media service.


Rest was mostly about other 4K Sony products and also Sony's own version of Netflix (Video Unlimited becoming Video Unlimited 4K) which will stream 4K content to Sony devices (PS4, Smart TV's & Other devices) - Amazing Spider Man 2 and RoboCop (Made by Sony Studios) which are coming out this year were showcased on the screen - It'd be awesome if Sony allowed them to be streamed while they were being aired at the cinemas.



They didn't mention the ps4 specifically in regards to streaming 4k content, but I would be shocked if that was not the plan. The interesting thing is that the guys from Netflix pretty much shoot down the possibility of 4k streaming due to a lack of HDMI 2.0 support mainly. I do wonder how Sony (and MS for that matter), plan to roll out 4k output support on their console. If they plan to just use it on the ps4 using the current HDMI connection, that will limit them to 4k30p, which would be fine for most movies, but not all content.

#24 trooper11

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 16:42

Is there an actual stream of the keynote? All I can find is the CNET live blog.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 16:49

Reading the CES opening remarks makes me wonder about the future focus of tech in general. Once again, they are hyping up the idea of tech that tracks everything you do, including all wearable tech (to make your life 'smarter' :laugh:). I didn't realize there would be such a public focus on that aspect of new tech.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 17:07

Is there an actual stream of the keynote? All I can find is the CNET live blog.

i have not been able to find any of the keynotes as video. i do not think they did live streams for this.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 17:09

i have not been able to find any of the keynotes as video. i do not think they did live streams for this.


CNET is showing a video stream at least.


Kaz talking about the history of Sony. They just can't let Betamax go :laugh:


Interesting, Kaz just used the 'One Sony' line. Seems like MS isn't the only ones trying to tell that story of a family of devices under one core idea.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 17:34

There hasn't been much in the way of product/service announcement, but I have to say the keynote has been well done so far.

A CES keynote has to offer a positive vision on the future and how tech relates to that. Sony has done that at least. These keynotes are usually meant to be more about the general outlook on tech with a slant towards the company presenting the keynote.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 17:38

CNET is showing a video stream at least.


Kaz talking about the history of Sony. They just can't let Betamax go :laugh:


Interesting, Kaz just used the 'One Sony' line. Seems like MS isn't the only ones trying to tell that story of a family of devices under one core idea.

 

 

Apple has been doing that since before windows.  Their whole idea of phones, mp3 players, tablets, etc all running iOS.  I think lots of companies are going that way.



#30 Andrew G.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 17:40

Over 4.2 million PS4s sold as of Dec 28th

 

Announced by Andrew House at CES





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