Current gen Blu-ray discs do not support Ultra HD content, but it appears that this is about to change. New reports claim that leaked data from a disc manufacturing company points at upcoming 4K Blu-ray discs. Although there has been no official announcement from the Blu-ray Disc Association at this point, Singulus claims to be providing machine technology to support the new high storage capacity, three layer Blu-ray discs.
With up to 100GB of storage on the new discs, Singulus' BLULINE III is able to print a 4K movie onto to a single triple layer Blu-ray disc. 4K content will be available digitally through services like Netflix and Sony Video Unlimited, but considering the size of these files, discs will likely still be a viable format.
Hopefully these new high capacity Blu-rays, which are supposedly already being made, will mitigate what could have been a messy 4K format war for consumers. Even with the exorbitant prices 4K displays are currently fetching, it is still nice to see them getting this all straightened out now.
The question that still remains is whether or not current generation Blu-ray players will be able to play the new 4K discs. As some have suggested, it's certainly possible through some sort of firmware update, but with no official word, there is still a chance the format could require a new player altogether.
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