Will the third time be the charm for Sony Corp.? The company is attempting to stage a comeback in digital entertainment distribution.
PSN here I come!
not a bad deal.
am looking forward for PSN, i never played online games before but it seems when i get a ps3 this will change!
i like all the system but i don't understand SOME ps3 fans.When the 360 started it they said that it wouldn't work,it takes to long to download,dd isn't hurting movie sales.Well since the ps3 will have just about what the 360 has,all of a sudden it's a good thing and they can't wait to have it.this proves what i've been saying all along,when the 360 has something that the ps3 doesn't have (including games) it isn't any good and they are glad that it's not on the ps3 and vice vers with 360 fanboys but as soon as it is on their system it's a great thing to have or a great game and it's childish and it's what a hypercrit does.Dd is the reason that dvd sales been dropping off the last few years,even before br hit the market.When i posted an article saying that dd is starting to hurt movie sales ps3 fanboys call me stupid,retarded and i don't know what i'm talking about and i need to be in a nut house(childish isn't it),well sony is starting to talk about it to so even if people don't want to admit it,microsoft was right when they said that the next big thing will be dd and it is starting to show.i'm a movie collector with over 1000 dvds and just like a lot of people i like to buy the dvd and have it in my hand but the majority of the people think different.i'm the only person in my family including my inlaws that buy movies,some of them even said that it's a wast of money to buy a movie and watch it once when they could rent it for a few dollars.
Great news. The only thing i use xbox live for now is to download a movie on those boring nights and know that Sony is getting the service I won't need to do that as much. Hopefully they won't charge too much and will let you watch the film for more than 24 hours. This is my only problem with the live movie download service. You pay about $5 bucks to watch a movie for one day.
there is a different when u say: we have DD and HD physical media format and between saying: we have DD only and thats all what u need! and dont forget there is many fanboys in this place so dont take things so serious! and yes DD is taking huge shares from DVD market but not the one that u pay for, i mean the the one taking the is torrents movies(axxo,avi,DVDrips etc)
DLC cant replace disk media. But it can co-exist easily .
@ rushbd - I have been saying that for sometime now. You will see a relationshp similiar to CD's and MP3's.
unless this is going to be free, it will not work (saying it yet again, as i said it last time when the MS launched this service for XBL).. why? there is a program that uses Peer 2 Peer, and is free, infact there are multiple programs that do the same. these programs get information using one small file.. i think the extension of these files was .torrent? am i right? i guess soo anyway.. i wonder how many movies have been bought on XBL since start of the service, i bet it hasn't surpassed 1million downloads!!
Ive been using the live counter part 4 a while now and think its a great addition and alot less hassle cp to renting from Blockbusters. The cost is reasonable 4 SD [250 point] but HD is exspensive at 500-600 points for new releases. but i suppose it would cost the same renting physical media, but still. Play tv looks very interesting 2 but i wonder when they will arrive? after the home debacle i can't say im holding my breath. guess it will be released when its ready.
You can't even spell hypocrite. STFU
Oh, leave Mr. One Bubble alone. He's probably too big of a fanboy to think that maybe burning rented movies (AnyDVD anyone?) probably has a bigger impact on DVD sales than DD does. I'm sure Netflix/Blockbuster's online service have a part in it as well. I guess the fanboy in him controls the reasoning part in his brain.
If you like discs, you've got blu-ray If you like downloads, you've got digital distribution. Sony are covering everything, Microsoft refuse to have a Blu-ray drive.
correction: "If you like downloads, there are computers with websites such as TPB, torrentz" greeetzz
PS3 looking more and more like the 360 every day. Sony needs some of their own ideas. Its no wonder MSFT doesn't talk too much about whats coming although I'm going to assume this is a pre response if you will to whatever MSFT is coming up with soon that was released earily.
Sony have a console they are billing as a home entertainment system, just like MS. Except if my home entertainment system rrod'd every time i left it downloading over night, id throw it in the f#cking bin.
It wasn't too long ago when the 360 adopted HDMI, 1080p, and an HD Movie format (which it doesn't have anymore). And the PS3 is never going to look like the 360 'more and more' everyday. I'd say that both consoles are starting to look like each other more and more, in the good side of things. Like online.
"it wasn't too long ago when the 360 adopted HDMI, 1080p, and an HD Movie format" PoG - pwned
if it wasnt for playstation 2 the original xbox would never have been made, not even u POG can deny this. pffft talk about originality
when POG post in them
all i know is the 360 sucks, also it fails, i calculated the RROD number and on average 75,000 xboxs get the RROD a week... On average the ps3 fails is 3 a month... PS3 OWNS, please give me bubbles
yeah thats why thy tried to copy little big planet microsoft got noting besides Halo and Gears...
Really prepped for this with the expandable hard drive thing. I hope they put add's on the tv shows. I dont want to pay for them, but it would be cool to be able to stream the latest US ep of heroes or something. Its not something id pay for but i'd prefer it in hd or 720 on my ps3 than illegally over bit torrent. Atleast the studios would get some cash for it. Even better, they should make it multi region. Alot of shows dont make it down here unless you have cable, so it would be cool for us sci-fi geeks to be able to watch BSG without staying up until 11:30 at night.
Cant wait but no doubt europe will get it in like 2 years time.
...try living in New Zealand. Xbox Live Video Marketplace still has not hit here yet so I dare say Sony will be 2-3 years away with their on-line video service. However, I'm really looking forward to PlayTV. That to me is a big win item for Sony.
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Thats just it..Sony lately seems to have all these things coming on the horizon. It seems like we have all these great things that are coming, the problem is Sony seems to take forever to roll these things out. This stuff is right in Sony's wheelhouse and should be rolling out new great stuff nonstop
They could. They could roll out their hardware and software in all states and then need to fix it later. I'd much rather they take their time and get these services right than just roll them out to make money.
I hope that all we are hearing today comes to fruition soon. I know how some corporate companies make these promises and fail to deliver due to some unforseen obstacles. In the article they made clear that Sony fights against itself at times due to the silo effect and in past history, it is evident that this has hampered their freedom to deliver. I hope that this video market place works since at the moment I rarely even turn on my 360 and at the time Sony delivers a video store, I may never turn it on again. lol
I think Sony should collaborate with Apple to deliver an excellent online service. But yeah I liked the point that Sony has actually covered all its bases. Just a year ago, people were bashing Sony for Bluray and now we are praising it. Sony is one company that has the gift of foresightedness. They can atleast predict the trend and act accordingly. On the other hand Microsoft predicts the trend and tries to screw it up, so it can take benefit from it.
Just a few DAYS ago people were bashing digital downloads...now it's ok, because it's Sony. I'm sorry, Sony's foresightedness has delivered a ton of losers as well. Just because Sony came out on top with Blu-Ray doesn't mean they have had all aces. How soon people forget the past.
I have to give you some bubbles for that. You are right...How the tides has turned. Now all of a sudden Digital Download/Distribution is welcome with open arms. Everyone hated on MS when they proposed their plan. All I heard was negative respond...Now when Sony does its ok. Rrrrighhht, I get it.
@Stryfeno its not thatits "BAD" when M$ does it, its the way they think DD will overcome physical media thats what people argued, because it clearly wont overtake physical media very soon the fact that they DO have a video download service, its completely fine- the more choice the better eh
Yes, last time I checked Sony hasn't tried to sabotage a media so that the customer did not have a choice on how they get their movies.
Maybe I just haven't seen it, but do you mind showing me where someone said, "OMG! DD would be a bad and stupid idea." As previously stated, what was argued (from what I've seen) is that it will not replace physical media as fast as MS is implying. Edit: Was supposed to be a reply to 8.
just as my wish!!!
PS3:If all of M$ will denie me my vengenace, then all of M$ will die! I have lived in the shadow of the 360 for LONG ENOUGH, THE TIME OF THE 360 HAS COME TO AN END! Sony will finish the Fight in 2008 LOL
I'm just curious as to what happened to digital downloads as being bad? It seems to me a bunch of negativity was put out there about digital distribution when it was just Microsoft. There were comments saying the quality isn't there becuase it's downloaded...etc...etc... I suppose it only takes Sony getting into the digital distribution game, to make everything right and make it ok to download movies and such. I honestly don't think I've ever run across a more biased group of people on any website than this one. It's crazy. Edit: How can I honestly be getting any disagreements? It's the truth!
Digital downloads are bad. They're in no way a replacement to physical media as Microsoft would have you believe, but if Sony are going to support Blu-ray and digital downloads as options, then how does the consumer lose?
I'm commenting more on the hypocrisy of this site. Digital downloads BTW are not bad. I think Apple has proved it with music and video.
For someone like me, who likes to own a physical product so I can have a collection, digital downloads are not a good thing. I like to show off my collections, so downloads to me are a non-entity. In terms of music, there's artists not getting paid anything for digital downloads because it wasn't in original publishing contracts and they're lower quality mp3 files. Movies from the likes of marketplace are just rentals in lower resolution and sound quality than Blu-ray.
whats wrong with sony increasing its' business? where ms is going astray is saying(only since hd-dvd failure,by the way)that dd is the ONLY future. i like movies on discs if i want to own one. i like current dvds but blu-ray is now the disc of choice for me. BUT, having dd available for a rental is a huge advantage. can get movies quicker which is a good deal for consumers. i think ms wasn't criticized for dd. they were criticized for THEIR HYPOCRISY! they led their customers to believe hd-dvd was in their(ms) future and they(ms customers) bought add-ons for their x360. NOW, ms says they never intended to stay with hd-dvd and dd was what they see as the ONLY option for the future. this is a big difference as to what you're saying and the way it is. i don't see the hypocractic attitude on this site, just the exposure of microsofts shifty business tactics.
Its quite a nice bit of streaming with good quality picture and well worth the watch. However, I don't expect I'd be going back to watch it again so its no need to keep it on a local media. Now on the other hand if there is a film I like and I watch a copy of it in HD and do plan to see it a few times, I like the option of having the BlueRay disk. Now thanks to Sony I do have the choice on which media I can get it on. See, there is a place for both DD and BlueRay disc.
have the slooooooowest downloads
i need a bigger harddrive for the content :)
This is excellent for Sony. Good things come to people who WAIT.
If they will release any 30 mins show (such as the simpsons) i will probably be interested. PSN is free woo
was thinking about this before, and while i don't think i would buy full blown movies on this service (i have bluray for that), i would like to buy episodes from my fav tv shows. Saying that, i am really looking forward to PlayTV aswell. And i love the way psn is still free with all this. Why's Xbox Live cost $50 again? In-game music, achievements and cross-game messaging? Hmm, oh yeah, we're getting those too. Plus Home. Whats nicer about this video service is that it'll probably be permanent content too, none of that rental crap
XBOX360 has had this feture for about that long allready, lol... Lets see some originality Sony!
you cant expect people to take your comments seriously when you cant even spell. I suggest getting some more edumacation.
This is just to keep up with the competition and I bet you Sony will always make it better than their competition. XBL Movies- Upscaled not true HD, textures are way off, too small bit rate ratio, etc. PSN Video Store- Blu-ray style movies w/ true HD (1080P), 7.1 Surround Sound, textures will be flawless, bit rate size fixed, etc. Sony is going to make their service better than Microsoft's XBL it's just a matter of time before it happens.
My name is Dominic and I am a huge gamer by heart. A REAL SONY FREAK! And a freak that is speaking out of his azz about the Xbox 360 HD movies. Nothing like a REAL SONY FREAK to tell people about the Xbox 360. Go wait for something fishhead.
oh yeh and see the PS3, there in the glass box for protection, if that was an xbox it would have RRoD'd in minutes, just like they did not so long ago, we all know what im talking about
Live being doing this forever. To everyone that is saying PSN is free, well Live only charges you for online play. Everything else dont require you to pay the $50/yr fee.
Although some people wont want to hear it as it would mean one less thing they could slate MS and 360 4. Shadow flares comment above is a perfect example of this type of ignorance. gotta laugh really : ]
after pushing blu-ray for so long, they could be shooting themselves in the foot
Always a good idea not to put all your eggs into one basket. And besides, this means they'll be well setup when DD really does take over from physical media.
I will care when they actually implement it... Sony is known for announcing something (Home, Ingame XMB, etc) and then not actually delivering for the next few year or even ever... which is my main issue with them... there are still stuff in the oven that they promised before the PS3 was released that are yet to come out... that's how Sony market their products... "we will do this... and that... " not giving a release date... which means it can be years from now...
I know, right. Things like IPTV, Live Anywhere. Oh, wait...
WHERE is Live Anywhere? Or Windows Live for that matter?
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WOW you make some good points.. Confused on why you gots only 1 bub.... Oh thats right 360 fans always just disagree or take away bubbles without argument or reason
Cool As early as Summer. A shame that it will be in America only at that time.
I was wondering when Sony would finally make this happen. Hopefully they make music a part of this too.
Sony is really changing PSN in the next several months. :)
The 4 million for the U.S. seems like a low approximation, but only 9 million worldwide? PS3 passed the 11 million mark months ago. As for this service though, I know that I probably won't be downloading full movies just because of the size requirements (and the fact that I prefer Blu-ray), but some TV episodes here and there would be great. Music videos would be nice too. My big concern is being able to move the video content off of my PS3 to other devices. Microsoft is really strict about that, but Sony is traditionally a lot more open. What I hope Sony pushes for is complete HD + SD options for Everything that's made available, not just exclusively one or the other. The article states that only 25% of the content on Xbox Live is in HD quality, which is definitely cause for concern. Price is my other concern. Hopefully Sony will charge less for their content than Microsoft. When you price items for less, consumers are far more eager to spend, and oftentimes end up spending more overall.
HAHAHA just another service PS3 is getting for free... So 360 owners have to PAY for online just to access the service.. While Ps3 will be free.. Ok I know you 360 fans are gonna say.. Well our Online is better.. And I will tell you the same thing... NO ONE CARES ABOUT GAMER SCORE OR ACHIEVMENTS
the only part you really pay a monthly fee (or yearly) is for competitive play. The rest of the features of live can be accessed for free. Movies, tv shows, music videos, demos, themes, in game xmb (a little dig there), chat and other messaging, arcade games, dlc for games...etc All of that is FREE for any 360 user. So those who arent into multiplayer, they are living the free life just like PSN users.
this is old im PS3 owner myself SONY been promised this since 2007 sony promise me home beta and MGO beta but they not haven't deliveried when comes to online features and downloadable content where is in game xmb