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PSN-esque online service headed to other Sony products

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Jun 2009 0:06 User comments (1)

PSN-esque online service headed to other Sony products According to Sony executive Robert Wiesenthal, the company is set to launch a PSN-esque online service across a multitude of its hardware products.
The service could start as soon as March 2010 and would link Sony's online content more closely to their HDTVs.

"TV is where we have to win," added Wiesnthal. "We can no longer afford to only offer great TVs. Otherwise, we set the stage for someone to become the Google of the TV."

Sharing content between TVs, PCs, cameras and other devices will be made much easier, says the report.

Kaz Hirai, president of Networked Products and Services adds:

"Its now a matter of what all the services need to look like for each device, and coming up with a roll-out plan. Its like city planning here, and we can start small. We dont need to build New York City overnight."

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128.6.2009 2:30

I think some kind of multimedia store built into TVs can be great as long as maybe TV shows are free and everything else isn't overpriced...

With built in HDDs for such a service (unless it's all streaming, but that would suck for many) they can also build TVs with a DVR system, so if you don't use the space for the store you can use it for recording. Maybe they could charge for that too, like buying a program. Sucks for us but if they can profit off of something it's bound to be included...

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