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The Sony PlayStation 4. Codename Orbis and The Dream Of 4k Gaming…

With 2012 well underway Sony has sent the rumour mill spinning at top speed. News of their next generation PlayStation 4, code name Orbis, the cause of the stir.

Capturing much attention is the talk of 4k gaming, gaming at the screen shattering resolution of 4096*2160. All signs are pointing to a Q4 2013 release of the console, with word from developers indicating dev kits have already been made available to some developers.

The draconian measures planned to stop second hand games re-sales are highly controversial, Sony refusing to comment on unreleased products, the decision still not set in stone we believe. As always won’t someone think of the children.

The war of the next generation consoles is heating up already, and they haven’t even been released yet. While Microsoft kept the rumour mill spinning with tales of its X-Box 720 or ‘Durango’, it is now Sony’s turn at the wheel. Kotaku are reporting sources close to Sony revealing some juicy details regarding the Sony’s next generation PlayStation 4, codename ‘Orbis’.

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The H.265 HDTV Standard, The New Digital Container For Our Content…

The march of technology continues on, with a steady drum beat advancements are made.

Displays and the content that brings them to life also march to the drum beat. Being reliant on a set of evolving standards that control the resolution and quality of that content. doesn’t help While we have all become accustomed to the current high definition and its standards – 720p, 1080p etc. – along with the H.264 codec, change is in the wind.

The H.265 codec is approaching the final stages of development, the new standard will allow for much higher resolution displays and far better compression ratios. This is the missing piece of the puzzle for the next generation of high definition, the 4k revolution.

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