thats a bad bet to take. streaming service will never work (see: OnLive). this is because of input lag created by having to calculate the world outside of local enviroment. this creates lag between when you input things to when they show up. even assuming ideal conditions thats going to be jarring and very enraging to play with. is there a solution to that? one. it requires us to transfer data at faster than the speed of light. good luck with that.Gorfias said:Escapist published it. It was a marketing guy wrote that, whoever wins Gen 7, there will not be a Gen 8. He was wrong. There will even be a Gen 9: it just will not look like this. My bet: a streaming service. Amazon vs. Netflix vs. Samsung vs.... who knows.
Circuit City were idiots. In 2006 i had a 300mbps connection that could stream 1080p without problem already. Heck, youtube level (horrible) compression would take only 10 mbps connection to stream, most of the world already had that in 2006. just because an idiot said it was impossible when it was actually possible does not mean that anything is possible.Gorfias said:Around 2000, 15 years ago, I thought the concept of even standard def. streaming would always be impractical. In 2006, Circuit City (RIP) assured me cable would never be able to steam more than 1080i. TV would never be capable of greater than 1080P. Around 2010, I asked why the heck I would ever need an Android (Smart) Smart Phone. About 18 months ago, I saw a curved, 4K, OLED TV for $10K @ Bestbuy. Now I'm seeing them for about $3K (I want one!). It's been a number of years since I tried OnLive on a slow, Android tablet, and it was very good. If Gen 8 run 7 years, what the heck will game streaming be like by then? I think it is coming.
you dont need lossless quality, though. sadly, most people dont give a fuck about quality.ravenshrike said:Cable companies are STILL compressing their 1080p signals and it sure as fuck ain't lossless. The idea that they're going to have the bandwidth for 4k signals beyond a test channel or 5 anytime within the next decade is fucking hilarious. Now satellite could do it, if they wanted to quintuple their bandwidth.