Sony Australia have released a new series of videos answering your questions about 4KTVs. One of the most anticipated questions surrounding 4K is the very basic question of how you’ll get content? Paul Colley is the Network Services & Technology Group Manager at Sony Australia and NZ. He says there are two sources for 4K content, one being far more likely than the other. The Blu-ray disc association has made an announcement that they are working on a disc-based format for 4K. Translation, don’t expect this any time soon.
The more realistic option is the distribution of 4K via download. Colley explains that Sony has already announced a 4K streaming service in the United States and that we can expect that to roll out around the world. Coming from a Sony Australia representative, this is a good sign Aussie’s can expect to see the service locally. That service is a startup out of Palo Alto and is called EYEIO, at launch they had the following movies available – Bad Teacher, Battle: Los Angeles, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Karate Kid (2010), Salt, Taxi Driver, That’s My Boy, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Other Guys and Total Recall (2012).
If you haven’t already decided on that NBN vote.. here’s another reason for FTTP.