Sony Electronics President and COO Phil Molyneux did not reveal too much about the service, except to note that major bandwidth will be a necessity, as most 4K movies will be over 100 GB large. Today's average Blu-ray-quality HD film can exceed 15-20 GB.
When asked how consumers in the U.S. would be able to handle such large files with typically low Internet speeds, Molyneux says they are certainly "challenges that we have to work through... we've got some very good ideas that will make that a comfortable consumer experience."
The company is also working on improved compression for smaller files, but that is still in early stages.
Molyneux also noted that 4K on physical discs could be a possibility in the future, but says "there's no conclusion, and I have to let that forum do their work."
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 28 Feb 2013 19:46