Well, Sony has now confirmed that the mystery content delivery system is, indeed, a hard drive-based 4K UltraHD video player that includes not just a few selected cuts or trailers from a few films, but ten full length films, as well as some additional shorts that will provide hours of 4K viewing enjoyment.
The films and shorts include:
Also, Sony has stated that the hard drive can be updated with new content. However, whether the updated or added content will be free or require some sort of subscription fee is not known. It is also not known if the video player, or the content, is compatible with other 4K TVs now available, or coming to market going forward. Answers to these questions may be answered at the forthcoming CES, where Sony will be spotlighting its 4K products.
I definitely have to give Sony some "creds" on this move, as it may help spur a faster adoption curve for the 4K Ultra TV market, but that $25,000 price for the TV has to come down.
For more details, read the official Sony Announcement. Photo © and provided by Sony Corporation of America