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Bravia Core

New high bitrate streamer from Sony

DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Sony is launching a high-bitrate video streaming service alongside its 2021 Bravia TVs. It's called Sony Bravia CORE (the 'CORE' stands for 'Centre of Real Entertainment') and it exists to offer the latest box office films to Sony 2021 TV owners at bitrates beyond those of many 4K Blu-ray discs.

CORE – a collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment – will offer hundreds of classic titles and brand-spanking new box office release, as well as the largest IMAX Enhanced catalogue available on any current service.

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https://www.whathifi.com/news/sony-launches-high-bitrate-bravia-core-film-streaming-service
NG
noggin Founding member
Have Sony started putting GigE ports on their TVs? Previously they were limited to 100Mbs.

Or are they hoping that WiFi will be good enough (in some cases WiFi will out perform 100Mbs cabled Ethernet these days)
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Launch Promo until mid Feb 2024, apparently up to 12 free titles from a selection when you buy a new receiver, then purchase others, seems Sony Bravia walled at present, but can see it being offered elsewhere too in the future.
DR
Drew1440 Central (West) Midlands Today
Have Sony started putting GigE ports on their TVs? Previously they were limited to 100Mbs.

Or are they hoping that WiFi will be good enough (in some cases WiFi will out perform 100Mbs cabled Ethernet these days)


I was surprised to learn that the Ethernet port on my 2017 Bravia was only 100Mbps, I didn't think those interfaces were sill being produced.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Have Sony started putting GigE ports on their TVs? Previously they were limited to 100Mbs.

Or are they hoping that WiFi will be good enough (in some cases WiFi will out perform 100Mbs cabled Ethernet these days)


I was surprised to learn that the Ethernet port on my 2017 Bravia was only 100Mbps, I didn't think those interfaces were sill being produced.


From Reddit (yes I know):

https://www.reddit.com/r/OLED/comments/g13ta8/do_the_2020_lg_models_have_a_gigabit_ethernet_port/ posted:
I asked a rep from Sony why they don’t include full gigabit and he said, “Most streaming platforms only need a download speed of around 20-30mbps for full 4K with Dolby vision and audio, so including a 1gig Ethernet wouldn’t be needed.”

Ethernet is thought to be more of a consistent speed and connection for your tv not a maxing our speed to download a stream. You also have to remember most TVs have less than 5-10gb of storage on board so downloading a full streaming video is never going to happen. It will stream what it needs to avoid buffering then erase what it just played.


Wifi will never outperform ethernet from a reliability point of view, however I believe the bitrate of even a 4k stream isn't high enough to totally saturate a 100Mbps connection. Your internet connection will be the slowest link in the chain - also note, mb (as in megabytes) and mbps as you see on LAN ports are not the same thing.
DO
dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
10Mbps and 100Mbps interfaces are still widely used, as are 100Mbps switches and hubs. They're both simpler and cheaper to implement, so if your device doesn't need gigabit there's no point going to the trouble of fitting one.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Here's the preview from their CES2021 Virtual Event

NG
noggin Founding member
Have Sony started putting GigE ports on their TVs? Previously they were limited to 100Mbs.

Or are they hoping that WiFi will be good enough (in some cases WiFi will out perform 100Mbs cabled Ethernet these days)


I was surprised to learn that the Ethernet port on my 2017 Bravia was only 100Mbps, I didn't think those interfaces were sill being produced.


There are LOTS of devices with 100Mbs ports - they are still cheaper in hardware terms and if you only need a low-ish bitrate connection why include GigE. This new Sony service is the first time an official platform has required the bandwidth that GigE provides - though people running Kodi on their Android TV platforms (which Sony TVs are) and playing local UHD Blu-ray rips will have needed >100Mbs connectivity (which can be retrofitted via a USB3->GigE adaptor - which will work if the Sony have included the drivers in their Android TV build - which is usual).
Even with a USB 2.0 port a USB3.0->GigE adaptor will deliver >300Mbs usually.

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