After posting the PC World rumour earlier this month saying Portable Copy was going to be hitting the PS3 and PSP last week (and then finding out that, no it wasn't) I got a hold of Sony to find out what the time frame looked like.
so you can copy from ps3 to psp isnt that copyrighting?
Do you mean copyright infringement? No I don't think so if it's for personal use.
Be pretty good for a portable way to watch movies though wouldn't it.
yeh i know it would be mad :)
Yeah I thought that when I downloaded the latest firmware it was going to have that feature.
man for version 2.20 they should of added ps2 compatible for the 40gig ps3
not possible via software only..
Oh it's _possible_ to emulate the ps2 through software, and the ps3 is surely powerful enough to do that, but I would imagine that doing so would take a great deal of effort on sony's part and if they did put in that effort we'd end up with a really buggy emulator. Note that _even if_ you could write an emulator that _in theory_ would work flawlessly, many games wouldn't work because lots of the ps2 games likely had bugs that were 'hidden' purely because of some hardware quirk in the ps2 preventing them from surfacing. (You get this all the time in programming; one minute your program is running fine, then you change some unrelated piece of code and because the memory structure is different it crashes. Really annoying!)
It could certainly be done with software only, and I would bet you money that by the end of the PS3's lifecycle it will have been done. Any architecture can be software emulated, provided you have the correct code and a powerful enough processor. Some day, Deep Blue (the supercomputer) could be emulated on a sufficiently powerful laptop; it's all relative to the times.
it's a nice feature to have for sure. i probably won't use it much but it's nice to have when you're planning to be on the road for a long time.
Didn't know it was still under development though.
It's definitely a good way to fight piracy; make it easier to copy off a PS3 than a PC.
SO it looks like we def wont see it in the coming 3 or so months.
people who pirate movies have now excuse for making back ups. Now they can just use a psp. Maybe Sony could open up the doors for other companies to copy movies to other portable devices such as the Ipod, I phone or zune I doubt it though.
But it looks like we will have to wait a bit longer. Also, this will only be something usable if the studio releases their BD with a copy of the movie in PSP format for Portable Copy and you can bet that not every studio will do that. My guess is that you will see the Sony owned studios doing it more than the others. It's not the actual movie you are coyping, it's just a smaller/lesser copy of the movie that comes with the BD version.
I like having a PSP to go along with my PS3. I think that the more time goes on, there will be more and more cool interactive things that can be done between the too that will be more and more relevant to games.
all Sony is doing is putting a mpeg4 copy of the movie on new Blu Rays that are coming out. All you do is copy the file to the PSP.
Though it'll take a while for a full rollout, the Portable Copy feature is technically already implemented -- and on DVD no less. According to SCEA, the feature debuted with Resident Evil: Extinction. It'll be interesting to see if any other studios license the tech from Sony Pictures...
SOLD! God of War PSP here i come
This is why I like Sony, Their always giving us more for the buck..... I love the Remote Play feature (Hell, I'm using it right now) But IF this happens, WOW!
I wonder how many Gigs a blu ray movie is going to eat up?
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