PS4 To Support 4K Resolution

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According to a report on BGR, Sony’s plan to introduce an 80-inch XBR LED television set with 4K resolution, is a move to start pushing 4K on consumers, and PS4 will be a major vehicle.

Just like 3D and Blu-ray before it, Sony is betting on 4K displays to force consumers to upgrade their home entertainment sets. The company is already selling 4K Blu-ray players at $200, but it is PS4, one BGR source claims, will be the major vehicle whereby 4K will be exposed.

PS3 ushered in Blu-ray and 3D to a lesser extent, Sony is hoping PS4 will do the same, and even better for 4K, making PS4 the most attractive buy on the market.

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9 Comments on "PS4 To Support 4K Resolution"

  1. TheGrimOfDeath August 22, 2012 at 6:28 pm -

    Great forcing us to buy more stuff again.

  2. TheGrimOfDeath August 22, 2012 at 6:35 pm -

    I just sent nihilistic software a letter saying why are they making a 4vs4 MP and told them that they can make a 16vs16 MP like SOCOM FTB3 but in First Person(thanks Narwall). It would be a miracle if they changed it.

  3. narwall14 August 22, 2012 at 10:29 pm -

    well death i that was So Epic what you just did!! if they do it i will tell every one what you did.

  4. linglingjr August 22, 2012 at 10:49 pm -

    Man i ve known about 4k TVs for over a year now. They really are pointless unless you’re sitting like 5 feet away from a 50 inch TV you can’t tell the difference. There’s some equation of pixel density to how far away you are to the size of pixels that shows how rediculously close you need to be to tell a difference. They actually did a blind test with a 720 vs 1080 screen with a ton of people and they couldn’t tell a difference at all. I’m all about advancements in technology (like transition from DVD to bluray) but those actually improved stuff. That pixel density is pointless for large TVs. How ever high density displays would be and hopefully do get used in phones. You will be able to tella difference there.

  5. nick August 23, 2012 at 8:08 am -

    dont believe that rubbish ling its not true!
    why do you think apple is putting so much money into their retina display?
    hell, if it was true TV manufactures would not be spending millions on it!
    you can easily tell the difference from a 720P screen to a 1080P one, for instance a friend of mine and i bought new laptops a few years ago we bought 2 EXACTLY the same.
    he dropped his so we sent it in had to get the screen fixed and he was offered to upgrade to the 1080P model instead of my 720.
    only difference was the resolution was higher and it looked oh so much better than mine!
    go to a apple store and play any PC game on the new mac with retina display, than go play the same game on a 1080P screen.
    i have many times, every time i go into the shops i screw around in the apple store and its amazing how much of a difference a slightly higher resolution makes!
    and if the ps4 is to support 4K than the differences would be even more extreme!

  6. nick August 23, 2012 at 8:17 am -

    now back to the rumor.
    i have to call BS on many reasons!
    1 4K TVs wont be on the market for 2 more years and they wont be affordable and “mainstream” for many after that!
    $ony is not going to spend all that money making a device that only .000000000000000001% of consumers will use!
    if you spend x dollars putting 4K support into the ps4, and only .00000002341x of customers purchase it then your in serious trouble!
    2 games cant even run in 720P @ 30FPS for crying out loud!
    let alone 720P @ 60FPS!
    let alone 1080P @ 30FPS!
    let alone 1080P @ 60FPS!
    let alone anything higher!
    and even IF you could create a game running at 4K resolution what would the frame rate be?
    and even if you could create a 4K game with a decent FPS what storage will be large enough to store it?
    i remember a doccumentary was released a few months ago, worlds first thing to ever be shot in 4K resolution!
    a mere 150 minute docco!
    and its size?
    SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY GIGABYTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    now we MIGHT have tech available to store that, but will it be fast enough for a game?
    and that was a docco, games would have to have infinitely more data than that!
    were talking in the range of terabytes!
    sure we have compression techniques, and 4K is in its early stages it will get allot better.
    but theres allot better, and theres what were at now.
    you can polish a turd, but only by so much!
    4K gaming is a pipe dream, simple as that!
    its like real time ray tracing.
    yes we have tech demos doing it now, but 1 there freaking super computers!
    and 2 THERE TECH DEMOS NOT GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    one thing people keep forgetting is games are night and day to movies!
    shooting movies in 4K a piece of cake!
    games, well, yeah…………..

  7. CaribbeanCLANK August 23, 2012 at 9:45 am -

    I will have to agree with Nick on this one…there are just too many factors that make 4K tech unrealistic for gaming right now.

  8. Ernice Gilbert August 23, 2012 at 10:34 am -

    Darn it, Nick. Well said.

  9. nick August 24, 2012 at 9:55 am -

    theres far more things much higher on the priority list till we get till a higher resolution.
    we need to see games upped to 1080P @ 60FPS 24/7!
    IE EVERY game runs at that, and it never drops below that!
    then once weve seen that, then id like to see much higher texture detail, particle effects, bloom effects, shadows, lighting, physics engine, destructible environments, advanced AI, advanced reactive animations interacting with environment, ect, ect.
    then and only when we finally have ALL that should we even be thinking about 4K!
    not to mention if VR like the occulus rift take off next gen, which i hope they do, 3D will be a big factor thus now instead of games being 1080P 60FPS its going to be doubly as hard because with 3D you have to render the same frame twice.
    making 4K resolution even less realistic.
    eventually will get there, but like ray tracing not only is technology ready for it, but there are also more important areas we should be investing for now.
    there the holy grail ATM the best tech available, but were not quite ready for them yet.

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