Examples of what firmware can do in home theater applications: Firmware updates can be applied in four ways:1.Downloaded and installed by the user directly from the internet to the device.In other words, Firmware is classified as existing in the realm between true hardware and true software.
What’s even more interesting is that there’s belief that Sony could in the future provide an update to PS4 Pro to support the UHD format, likely after sales of its souped-up Blu-ray player have subsided.“So it seems very possible that, once Sony Consumer Electronics’ set-top Ultra HD Blu-ray player finally arrives in stores and sells through for a while, you could see Sony Interactive Entertainment surprise people with a firmware update that adds full 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc compatibility to the Play Station 4 Pro.”The PS4 Pro launch is set for November 10, 2016.
At launch it will support 4K resolutions thanks to the upgraded CPU and GPU.
Writer, Bill Hunt, claims that industry sources have passed on information that this was a deliberate move by Sony due to the fact that it has a 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray player launching in 2017.
If the PS4 Pro launched being UHD-compatible it would affect sales, he claims.“Our industry sources tell us that Sony Consumer Electronics doesn’t want a UHD-capable Play Station 4 Pro to undercut sales of its forthcoming set-top 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, which is expected in early 2017 and the prototype of which was on display at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin last week," writes Bill.
Capture stunning 360 degree 4K footage, and then immerse yourself in that footage in VR at home — just as if you’re right back in the scene you shot.
And while on the topic of 4K, many of you have already been enjoying 4K streaming on PS4 Pro, but in case you weren’t aware, streaming video apps including Netflix, You Tube, and Hulu all have 4K content available, so make sure to check them out.
Aliens" or "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs." The other four 3D Blu-rays mentioned above were recognized and played back normally.
We wouldn't be surprised if a firmware update appeared to fix this issue, but in the meantime it might be annoying for Samsung and Panasonic 3D TV owners; both "Monsters" and "Ice Age" are exclusives, respectively, to each company for now.
We would be surprised, on the other hand, if the showed the same issue.