In order to take advantage of new "live" Blu-Ray DVDs that connect to the Internet, you need access to a Playstation 3. Janet Babin reports why people who purchased a Blu-Ray player might feel a little burned.
...unless your a xBox 360 owner that is!!! ;-D
As opposed to the HD-DVD early adopters who are living it up.
the loose papers around my house have never been more secure.
yeah you know what your risks are if your an early adopter so no whining here. BUT every bluray early adopter went with the wining format. EVERY hd-dvd adopter is the real betrayed one.
No they shouldn't be mad at Sony who offered them a great Blu-Ray player in the form of the ps3. The people who bought the stand alone should be mad at themselves, for the ps3 is much cheaper and better.
They got burned because their players don't output 480p progressive scan. Or they couldn't play DVD-Rs. Or they couldn't upscale or have hdmi output. This is a lot of noise about nothing. A first gen blu-ray player plays blu-rays movies. Did any company promise anything more?
i think most people with a PS3 would be the ones that actually care about BDLive.
They could bich and moan like all early adopter iPhone people and get some money back.
That's a price you pay for getting the tech early! I just don't get the reasoning of people getting mad at overlypriced new tech stuff that later gets obviously better and less expensive.
Or you should have just bought the PS3 anyway and you wouldn't have been burned. Why anyone would buy a stand alone player is beyond me, especially at their prices.
*Hi five* Seriously I dont understand the animosity that some people have with purchasing the ps3.
People who did not buy the PS3 over some of the other BD players out there should have no animosity towards these changes. BEsides, the onld BD players still do what they should, they still play the movies in their 1080p glory so any extras is just fluff. That same fluff that could not keep HD-DVD from going tits up.
@decap *high five* *clap clap*
Agreed Skerj, In fairness as a gamer there was no question as to which one I would get. With the cheapest standalone at $400 and no Internet connectivity it is really a dumb move not to get the PS3. I bought it soley for use as my Blu-Ray player and to play the few big exclusives upcoming. Even though I still buy all my games for the 360 (If on both) I don't regret buying it at all because of the fantastic BD playback and the great upconverting of DVD's...Not to mention the streaming music seems to sound better compared to my 360, probably due to the better audio processing chip in the PS3. So as a gamer it's a win win in my book, and if you aren't a gamer it still does everything you want it to do and would still be a win for you too.
Yeah even if you don't intend on playing games on it (which you will in time), it is still the best BR player for the other media capabilities alone. Now with Divx certification and the filesize limit increased, the only thing mine won't play are quicktime files and mkv's.
early adopters of mobile phones should feel burned becouse they cant take pictures with theire old huge phone....... thats technology live with it or die trying.
I agree with what you are saying, but your analoy is not the same. Early cell phone adopters have diffrent product and prbaly by a diffrent manufacturer and we are talking about years not months.
...Sony did this by design. It's basically consumer extortion; you have to buy their "gaming console" to get the "real" Blu-Ray.
Thats how tech always been and always will be, anyone who believes different is clueless.
Oh and burnt by Sony?? Burnt by the BDA more like, actually, burnt by their own lack of research before buying...
...why I chose to wait on the PS3. I got burned by Sony on the PS2, and decided I wasn't falling for their hype again. When they're through screwing around with features...memory stick slots, backwards comp. , HDD sizes...and lock into a unified, fully-featured system, I'll pick one up.
...as long as it's no more than $300, that is. :o
*rolls eyes* It was only universally regarded as the best system of the time for having the most expansive library, and we're not just talking about a piddly one year lead here, we're talking about a library so expansive there was no way for the competitors to catch up. IN-fact it was the first last gen system out of the big hitters, and the only that still has official games being released for it. Yeah, you were real burned with that one. You obviously don't sound like you care too much about backwards compatibility for the ps2, which those minor features the 40gb doesn't have so what's the deal? And if you for some reason do care after yer big speech about somehow being burned by ps2 then you shell out the extra 100 bucks for the features. Also 40gb heck even a 20gb seems to be well then enough for most, but if thats not enough what is? There's never going to be a universally accepted hdd size, and thats why there is the easy option of replacing it. All the features you do or don't care about are already on the market, and nothing is going to change in that aspect. Fact is you're getting a way better bang for your buck price with any model sony has out when compared to the competitors.
Wow Thwip, I hope with that argument you're not a 360 purist.
then they deserve what they get. Oh, and by the way, for the millionth time, Blu Ray is not Sony proprietary. People should direct their anger to all of the business who are members of the BDA.
Should know that the first gen technology always has the most problems that need to be worked out, and you're the one at risk by buying early, and what could have been even worse is they could have bought a dead technology from the get go. There's always going to be bigger, and better features. It's their fault for being impatient F's. All technology is practically outdated by the time you buy it. Thats just the way it goes, and if you aren't aware of this by now you're a moron. Progression is the name of the game. Nobody is sitting around twittling their thumbs waiting around for you, and if we were we would still be stuck in the stone age without little things called electricity, and air conditioning.
People just don't seem to learn that FIRST generation of tech items are ALWAYS improved upon. They NEED some patience and wait
In technology, the FIRST versions of items are ALWAYS improved upon within the first few months and keep on improving till their duration. This is ALWAYS the case with technology. They COULD have waited. But they didn't. So no Sony didn't burn them, the customers who adopted early had no common sense when it comes to technology. However, I suppose if Sony "burned" their early adopters, how does ANY HD DVD (early or not) adopter feel? "Burned" doesn't even begin to sum that one up now does it?
Burnt by Blu-Ray..... Better than Burnt by HD-DVD huh?
the hd dvd player is still good at upconverting regular dvds lol.
I don't feel burned at all. In fact I feel cool as ice since my "PS3" just updated today. Giving me the new Blu-Ray update, aswell as other little things. Hell think of how the early HD-DVD adopters feel dropping all that money on those players. Instead of getting a new Blu-Ray player, just buy a PS3. It's a win / win situation, there's nothing to lose.
Because of course, we all know that Sony is the only company in the Blu-Ray disc association.
Early adopters always take the risk, if anyone got burnt it was the person who went out and bought a HD DVD. Technology evolves, you could say millions of people got burned each time the DVD format was enhanced or every time Dolby released a new sound standard. Blu-Ray players bought on the day of their release still play movies just fine, just because updates come along doesn't mean older players will spontaneously combust. Those early adopters still backed the winning format and can still view their films in the high quality they desired.
As as first day PS3 owner, I don't feel burned as an early Blu-ray adopter.
nope dont feel burned in the slightest way, poor poor hd dvd adopters.
It was always known that Blu-ray wasn't a finished spec, and that the PS3 would be the most supported BD player for quite some time, i.e. the most capable. So, if you got burned, it's your own fault. Why don't you ask HD-DVD buyers if they feel burned by Toshiba, you moron?
" The Sixth Day. When it's released next month on HD-DVD, the disc will be "live" -- meaning you'll be able to connect to the Internet and receive previews and bonus tracks." She truly has no clue what she's talking about.
they CHOSE to buy over-expensive, stand-alone Blu-ray players instead of waiting for perferctly working, cheaper, better quality Blu-ray players in the form of PS3s to come out a month later.
If your thinking of buying a Blu Ray you might as well get a PS3
Your getting the best Blu Ray and much much more
Can't you download new firmware for most non-ps3 blu-ray players via the net and burn to a disc?
hd-dvd users should be burned. my god, can articles be more dumb ? these xbot fanatics get really desperate.
As soon as i walked out of a shop with my new Laptop it was out of date!!! ;-D Technology moves on with everything electrical.
Think people who got a HD-DVD feel worse.
+You can still play old Blu-ray discs on a updated new Blu-ray player to;)
Glad i got a PS3 more now!;-P
Well they should have seen this coming TBH. The PS3 has always been the best player for Blu-ray.
This whole thing regarding Blu-ray is getting a little tired. Everybody should know that with new technology comes re-occurring changes and upgrades that will be implemented in order to increase functionality and experiences. It's been happening for decades. Fact of the matter is, BD-Live is something that isn't a necessity in order to enjoy the benefits of High-Def audio and visuals. For those who are interested in it, Blu-ray prices are dropping at a good rate making it more than affordable as compared to DVD in its same time period.
thats like asking why u bought a 360 for RPG's. and only people that should feel burned is a XBOX supporter. wow talk about getting up the arse.
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