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CES 2008: Blu-ray titles to include PSP version of video

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Jan 2008 1:29 User comments (11)

CES 2008: Blu-ray titles to include PSP version of video At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Sony demonstrated an upcoming addition to Blu-ray titles; lower-resolution versions of the video content. Using a PlayStation 3 (PS3) consoles, which can read BD-ROM discs, and a PlayStation Portable (PSP) console with a MemoryStick Duo for storage, Sony inserted a Blu-ray title into a PS3 and produced a video compatible with the PSP.
The PlayStation 3 did not encode the video however, the copy for the PSP system is permanently stored on the Blu-ray title itself, with no expiration date and at apparently no extra cost. "There was always the promise of greater inactivity," said David Bishop, president of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The new feature is not yet part of the company's release schedule, but Bishop said he expected to see Sony Pictures rolling it out this year. Not many details were given on whether the video content could be transfered to portable devices other than a PSP.

Support on the PSP is significant enough on its own however, as it seems Sony may be cleverly replacing its UMD format (at least for movies) with Blu-ray discs that instead contain a copy of the movie for the Memory Stick.

Source:
GamesIndustry.biz


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11 user comments

110.1.2008 4:20
nobrainer
Inactive

WTF is wrong with sony and their propertarian hardware, couldn't they just use SD memory cards ffs. sony is locked to sony, is locked to sony, ect, ect, ect.


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210.1.2008 7:18

Sony connects to Sony...
Sony connects to Sony...
Sony CONNECTS TO SONY...

Hmm it's an interesting development, but since you can't copy the video onto the PSP, then what's the fkn point?

Your gonna sit in your lounge watching a Blu-Ray movie on your PSP instead of your TV directly in front of you? Lol... gee that's just ingenious Sony!



310.1.2008 10:40
goodswipe
Inactive

So is this to make up for all the money lost on those UMD disks?

410.1.2008 12:08

um you can copy the video onto the psp thats the whole point. Each blu ray movie will have a psp encoded version of it on the disk and you just select copy to psp on the ps3 and it copies it to the psp. Sony said the videos would be around 1gb each

510.1.2008 13:01
vinny13
Inactive

Ya lol... I think it's a good idea.

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610.1.2008 13:18

Here's a bold idea, Sony. Make the Blue-Ray movies cheaper. That would sell more discs. I don't need any more proprietary crap from you. Betamax, Gigapocket, DRM restrictions....

710.1.2008 13:35

that's the sony way, it always have been like that ,that's why most of my stuff is sony so i can take full advantage of all their tech
can't go against it just go with it :)

810.1.2008 16:10

Originally posted by chaos_zzz:
that's the sony way, it always have been like that ,that's why most of my stuff is sony so i can take full advantage of all their tech
can't go against it just go with it :)
but its far cheaper and you wind up with better quality if you rip it yourself to put it on higher spec non sony products.

910.1.2008 18:36
vinny13
Inactive

Pirates... The lot of ya...

lol

1014.1.2008 16:09

Same old stuff from Sony.

1115.1.2008 20:02

pirates? i dunno what you mean =p ^_^

i think it's a decent idea i just can't see the 222 MhZ a PSP is capable of boosting out would manage to run a full on Blu-Ray Disc!
even overclocked to 333Mhz it'll still be far from performing Blu-Ray.. the concept isn't that bad...

whoever said "we're gonna sit there and watch the film on the psp instead of the TV infront of us" that's just stupid, it's put on the memory stick so that you can take it around.. use your head _

maybe the Slim & Lite's might be able to run the Blu-Ray discs, but they have no compatibility with homebrew!... arrgh

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