Posted Wed Sep 7, 2016 at 01:18 PM PDT by Brian Hoss
The song remains the same with Sony.
Today, Sony announced both new hardware and new features for existing hardware. For example, all PS4s will be getting HDR support. (See here). The slim PS4 will replace the existing launch model. (See here).
And of course, a new console, the PS4 compatible PS4 Pro will bring 4K to players this year. (See here.) That new console will support a new 4K HDR Netflix.
But what's missing from this line-up of features and hardware? Ultra HD Blu-ray Support.
As Sony has maintained for past year, they are interested in streaming video to the extent that physical 4K media is not a priority. In contrast, Microsoft already has an Ultra HD Blu-ray capable console on the market in the Xbox One S. (See here.)
So although the PS4 Pro has HD10 support, and 4K gaming ready to go for new TV owners (and current home theaters), the omission of Ultra HD disc support is disappointing to say the least. The PS4 Pro is a 1TB console and offers a $399 price point. No doubt the price played a role here.
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