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Opinion: The PS4 will support 4K blu-ray

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ethomaz

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You have any source for your two "no"?

What is it about HDR that requires the format extension?
There is additional metadata is that required to deliver the enhancements offered by HDR. HDMI 2.0a adds the ability for devices to be able to transmit/receive this metadata.
Will HDMI 2.0a require special hardware support or is this a firmware/software only upgrade?
This is dependent on manufacturers and their system designs. Please contact the manufacturers for detail of their system designs and upgradability.
Will HDMI 2.0a also be necessary for wide color gamut technology, and if so will receiver chips be necessary inside the TVs for this?
HDMI Specification Version 1.4 already supports a wide color gamut (x.v.Color) and Version 2.0 added support for BT.2020. Typically the content and the entire system, not just the receiver chip, will need to support the wider color gamut to fully deliver the benefits of this feature.
http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdmi_2_0/hdmi_2_0a_faq.aspx

So yes... if OG PS4 supports HDR then it is HDMI 2.0a ready.
There is no other way to look to that... even HDMI technical docs talks about firmware upgrade from HDMI 1.4 to HDMI 2.0a.


About your second "no"... the actual drive in PS4 can read more than 3-4 layers and has the speeds needed to read UHD discs.

I believe it is more about licencies, securities and new codecs.
 

NeOak

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About your second "no"... the actual drive in PS4 can read more than 3-4 layers and has the speeds needed to read UHD discs.

I believe it is more about licencies, securities and new codecs.

Still waiting on the source for your UHD BD tests.
 

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What's with this thread title? Wasn't there a different title before that wasn't so direct?
 

jshackles

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What's with this thread title? Wasn't there a different title before that wasn't so direct?

I've updated it as the title from last year was confusing people who thought this was a thread about new information or a confirmation.
 
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What's with this thread title? Wasn't there a different title before that wasn't so direct?

Jeff creates multiple threads on his big ticket theories...when one gets exhausted or locked he can just wait a bit and jump into another older thread where he hasn't be proven entirely wrong yet.

He likely has another thread besides this one and the last one ready to go just in case Kaz or Mark Cerny comes into this thread and categorically denies UHD disc playback.
 
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