Sony 4K movie downloads are 100 GB+ (no typo).

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  1. Xuphor
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    :arrow: http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/28/4...ll-work-with-ps4-require-100gb-plus-downloads
    100Gb is WAAAAAAAAAY too big in my opinion for me. Even if I didn't have 60kb/s, and went back to my old 2,000 kb/s speed, that would still just be too long to download a movie which would last maybe 2-3 hours tops.

    Here's some other information on 4K TV pricing:
    The largest 4K TV found so far is a Sony model, and is 152″ large and costs £380,000 (~$495,000).
    The smallest 4K TV found so far is a Sharp model, and is 32″ large for around £2800 (~$3,700).
     


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    The Sharp 4K TV costs almost....4K.
     
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    It works so I don't feel a need to upgrade.

    HD films, I got me laptop for that.
     
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    You're telling me you wouldn't want a 4K laptop? I would.:yay:
     
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    Ya, my PS3 is still hooked up to a CRT and I don't see it changing anytime soon. Even if I had a 4K TV, though, that filesize is just not worth it.
     
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    I guess the real question now is how big that hard drive is.

    Hell even on a 500GB HD (which is the largest the PS3 currently offers) you'd run out of space really quickly between a movie or two and some game downloads (surely PS4 games will be even larger than PS3 ones). I wouldn't be surprised if they started packing 1TB hard drives.
     
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    I'd like to have one yes but then I'd hardly could read the text ;o
    Me resolution is 1680x1050 atm and it's fine enough for me~
     
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    The greater the resolution, the greater the power consumption. I would love a 4K laptop but not at the cost of some hours of battery
     
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    Who was the guy bitching about "why would you want 4K stuff???"
     
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    my macbook is almost 4k. i wouldn't mind 4k if it was 17 inches.

    well, it's at least a third of the way there. it can't imagine fitting more pixels in there.
     
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    Not powerful enough for 4K gaming? I see

    Nice, eh I can't see my family getting a 4K TV anytime soon. It will take a while before it gets popular imo. Another 4-5 years.
     
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    My laptop has a 1080p display and shit battery life (< 2hours).

    We won't be seeing laptops with 4K displays anytime soon until battery technology improves a lot more. As of now a 4K laptop will need to be nuclear powered :P
     
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    4K is a technology of the future, not today. It's something we'll be using in few years - there's no reason why we wouldn't want it supported.

    As an owner of a 12Mbps+ connection, I don't fear 100GB files one bit.
     
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    While the size is big, who thought about 4.7 GB DVDs being huge a few years ago? I still remember downloading a single album for ages even though the size was quite a bit smaller compared to FLACs. I'd imagine the tech will be available in the end, but 4K is a thing for the early adopters only at the moment. If the console supports USB 3.0 HDDs for downloaded content, it's kinda moot since upgrading the HDD is possible. Just compare the HDD sizes of the original PS3 and FullHD content. Can't really fit that many into the 20 GB. :I

    Ditto. Don't see the problem especially if fiber connections become more popular.
     
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    Don't worry, H.264 should cut it down to just 50 GB :tpi:
     
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    Let me break open my piggy bank..
     
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    Where my DNA storage? Left it here somewhere.

    I can wait a bit long for a 4k tv. Not like I got a choice...
     
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    Yeah, all those five people in the world that own a 4K TV, are going to be worrying about file space.
     
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    If you can afford a 4K TV, I think the HDD space is the last thing you'd be worried about with current prices :P
     
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    Or 4 HD TVs.

    Or 16 SD TVs :tpi:
     
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