Is Sony's unified, all departments talking to all departments, system brought in by Sir Howard Stringer backfiring? Or is the new LG Blu-ray player, the BD300 actually going to help Sony remove an Xbox 360 advantage? Let's see...
Interesting ... "According to LG, the BD300 Network Blu-ray Player will be available in the Autumn (Stateside) and will, "play high definition Blu-ray discs, up-convert standard DVDs to 1080p and allow Netflix subscribers to instantly stream more than 12,000 choices of movies and TV episodes from Netflix to the TV for no additional charge." So a Blu-ray player that can stream Netflix movies. No wonder Microsoft cut a deal with Netflix to have it come to home consoles. They probably knew that the next logical step for Netflix is to bring it to another Blu-ray enabled device (PS3). The Netflix deal (stateside) is a big nice to have for Netflix users like myself.
add netflix to the ps3 with firmware update. ps3 is still the most future proof blu ray player on the market..
WoW PS3 rules by far
You do realize this has almost nothing to do with the PS3, right? Sadly, you probably don't...
<Did you even read the article?)
Pwnage right there, I want one of those babies :D
The quality of streaming home content and even download movie content is really not good at all. I really don't see movie downloads as much of a factor (yet) since most people are switching to High Def TV sets now anyway. And same goes for PSN movie download service too. The few HD options are super compressed and not even 1080, no 7.1 sound. I for one as a Bravia owner will continue to use my regular Netlix via MAIL and get hard copy DVD's (that I up convert on my PS3) and Blu-Ray Discs that look and sound amazing. I understand that downloads is the future, but we are waaaaaay off from the quality needed for home theater and even a decent quality. We just don't have the bandwidth, and it seems studios are still too scared (of piracy) to allow full uncompressed 1080p downloads of their products.
...everything will come into place eventually.
DD is not coming for a very long time. just like flying cars and teleporting device.
I think the only question is how long do we have to wait? In the mean time, the physical medium it is.
Downloadable HD content is compressed, and thus lesser quality, that's true. It is still VERY pretty on a 1080p set, regardless. Blu-ray needs to drop in price, and fast. $400 for a player is one thing, but why is a newly released Blu-ray movie $30 while the DVD for the same movie is $15? I thought there was maybe a $5 price difference at most, but I saw for myself at Best Buy when I went to grab Soul Calibur IV on Tuesday. I am not paying nearly twice as much for a movie just so it's prettier and the disc is scratch resistent. I understand the player technology is still relatively new, but there's no reason for Blu-ray discs to cost that much more than DVDs.
HOT TEA ... Remember that its about options. I agree that streamed movies aren't for AV buffs like me but its still an option. This is why the 360 deal is good for Microsoft and Netflix. I wish I had this option for my PS3 but Microsoft scooped it up. I prefer to watch DVD upconverted on my HDTV w/ the PS3 as well but having 10,000 movies available anytime for streaming is a GREAT option! EDIT -> Silellak, I just ordered 6 Blu-ray movies from Amazon for less than $100.00. Best Buy is a rip off at this point!
<You mean you haven't heard of the teleporting device yet!?) <Man, I thought I was out of the loop!)
http://static.howstuffworks... Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
But a year or so ago they realized that the future was in instant viewing. Since they have only been doing instant movies for a short time and have now partnered with one of the better companies at compressing and streaming video, they might have a much better streaming service that they plan to use when they really start pushing the instant movies this fall. I wouldn't worry so much about the quality. It will be there.
Great Avatar I hate Dallas. Sorry i read it but no comment just had to point out dallas sucks and Green Bay Rules
Quality of DL movies is good enough for the general consumer. Most don't see the difference between upscaled DVD and Blu-ray nor do they care. So I wouldn't count out the Netflix deal just yet.
Good.The format wars continue.
But all I know is that Blu ray is a total bust, and still the reason why PS3 gimps on today. Gosh does Sony regret ever putting blu ray into the PS3, even they see that digital downloads everything is the future.
You do realize that it is being adopted faster than DVD's...
I gotta tell you... you are an idiot.
Yea if DD was the future why did microsoft invest heavily in hd-dvd? If they truly belive that DD was the future why did they try and help toshiba with the format war?
Most of the press believes that the reason MS supported HD DVD was only to prolong the format war while they organized their own format of DD. While HD DVD and Blu-ray were busy duking it out, MS would be quietly building their DD library. Edit @DarkVader: They did not plan on the war ending so soon as once Warner Brothers went Blu-ray then HD-DVD was done, but it did not blow up in their face as MS did build up quite an impressive update with their movies. Before E3 2007 the movie list was horrid with only a few movies that you might have heard of but then once E3 2007 rolled around they announced a partnership with Disney/ABC to have their Movies/TV shows available for download. After that, movie and tv studios began pouring into Xbox 360 and now almost every major TV Studio now has content on Xbox 360 including FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS and a lot of Movie Studios also showing their support. By the time Blu-ray had finally matured with the format war in the distance MS drastically increased their video store into what it is now, and it's only going to get bigger with the addition of Netflix.
Well then if that was microsoft true intentions, then it must have just blow up on their face. Cause blueray is getting adopted way faster dvd. And their a lot of companies backing up blueray. \ Edit: Yes but media disc format is not going any where anytime soon. There is still a lot of restriction that holding DD back. The lack of internet speed and hardrive space is some of the restriction. And the fact that some people like to have hard disk proof of their movies. Disk is still the best option for entertainment distribution. DD is going to have to come a long way before it become mainstream.
Most new things that come out start out at an expensive price, Its the manufactuers way of saying HEREEEES QUALITY. High price items are one of the few ways used to seperate a newer product from everything else on the shelves. BR players and movies will drop in price but right now its on the Pedastool seperating itself from those played out dvd9 players(j/k). As far as this netflix story goes... even without Netflix PS3 already has the advantage, IT DOUBLES AS A BLU RAY PLAYER! Digital distribution may be your future but a hefty BR collection is minez.
Stop downloading and get some excersize ppl. Geez, are we that lazy that a stroll to the video store is too much work?? Im ashamed at what this world is coming to. This country is going to be filled with tons of fat ppl drinking bottled water. Wait, it already is.
and LMAO that is so spot on - "filled with tons of fat ppl drinking bottled water".
spinl remains is right.
I have nOt bought Or downloaded a movie for months, that is the magic of the internet. Anyways my connection is too slow for all this downloading. (Not everyone can afford verizon fios or T1) The only thing downloads have over disc is you have to go to the store... oops I forgot about Amazon. That is were I have gotten all my BD movies in the past. In my opinion there is something special about owning something forever that will never be replaced by downloads. The truth is the we are moving so fast technologically we really have no idea what the future will hold. X
Its nice having a movie collection on a shelf with cases that have inserts. Downloading is so easy that you wind up losin out on other things like GETTING OFF THE COUCH!
i agree the Technology is moving Way to fast, its great in some areas of it but it sucks at the sametime.. by the time you buy the latest and greatest its already outdated...
your very off with that remarke. If memory serves me correctly Toshiba even produced the HD-DVD add on for the 360. MSFT lost a little to nothing when it comes to HD-DVD.
I'm curious, when people say BR is getting adopted faster than DVD, is that just for hardware? I just wonder if the PS3's are distorting the true numbers. How well are the movies selling? I just seem to remember my friends buying standalone DVD players. i still don't know anyone with a standalone BR player. I honestly don't really care, but i would love to know the "attach rate" of actual BR movies VS DVD in the early days.
This christmas we will see cheap $200 bluray players...we already have $300 to $350 bluray players.. Its all over for DVD in about 2 to 3 years..Most people will want to see true 1080p content if they have the TV to support it. Upscalling is not the same and will never be better than a native 1080p bluray movie..
yes in time BR will probably become the dominant one but who knows what will happen by then they may come with that DD thing... who knows... but i have known 1 person who owned a Blu-Ray player that is not in the PS3 thats it... i dont see it that it caught on yet but when everyone has a BR player in there home it will click... Thats whats the PS3 is for...
You PS3 fanboys think everything is about you. This anouncement about the LG Bluray and Netflix has absolutly nothing to do with your sh*ty PS3. I have been able to stream Netflix for 6 months now already on my 360 through media center. I can't wait to have a more intergrated interface. Seems to me that all I hear about is you PS3 fanboys wanting everything that us xbots already have. 1. Acheivements 2. Netflix 3. Bioshock 4. Mass Effect 5. Downloadable movies 6. In game XMB There is a million more things that you morons have lusted after. I am sick of hearing it. Stop whining. God it is just stupid every comment on this site about the PS3.
I think you need to burst your cherry and get a piece of patch buddy. You're just a little too into your system. You're forgetting about life's natural pleasures. Seems to me that you are the moron
You 360 azzwhipes why would you stream a movie on 360 and when it can barely keep up with playing games. I laugh at you idiots when you 360 fails because it's funny how you stickup for it, because you so call gamers, what the phuck? How does buying crappy hardware to play games makes you a gamer? If you are a true gamer then buy a PC with the latest graphic cards, so you can play all your 360 exclusives in the best possible way...What games are on 360(so call gamers) that you can't get on PC? By You supporting a crappy hardware doesn't make you a gamer, it makes you an idiot? When a game that comes out on 360 and you can't get it anywhere else then come back to me? PC/PS3 for the win biachh
screw live, screw MS and FU#K everyone who buys [email protected]!!!! dont like it - take away my bubbles!
that advantage was never there for pc owners (which is probably 99.9% of the 360 owners) its called a GPU with video out (maybe even HDMI out)
(to those XBUTTS who think sony copied the XboxLive service) the PSN was thought up way before the first prototype of the 360 was even made, development on 360 started in 2005, development on the cell and network features for PS3 started in 2000, thats a 5yrs difference, look BOT, the japanese are ahead of you so shut up, and 1 sh1ty DVD player ain't gonna change that, and LOL at 'Drewlusk' he goes they have in game XMB, YOU DUMB IDIOT the XMB stands for X-Cross-Media-Bar, the 360 dont have a XMB, thats unique to Sony products only, what you guys have is an over cluttered shopping list lol
this means nothing. It doesnt help bluray or the ps3. This a a bluray player that can download netflix movies off the web. It doesnt hurt the xbox360 because if you own a ps3 are you going to pay another $400 or so for another player just to watch netflix? I think not.Its great for new bluray owners but doesnt help the ps3 or hurt the 360
Microsoft just got it exclusive first....but both consoles will have it...
My local mom and pop video store now carries Blurays of all latest releases. $2 a rental and 1.50 for DVD. I'm set with that. No need to keep the movie more than 1 day. ps those new LG "scarlet" LCD's are UGLY!!! Who wants all that bezel at the bottom?
Hmm i dont care Lucy Liu is hot! wooooo dam lucy u kick ass! :D that is all i have to say!
the sh!t that you sony turds say. i mean, look at exteampro. he sais that sony thought up of psn way b4 live. but yet it just got last gen features? man, you ppl realy love to just wait around. then we got funkysolo claiming that if you dont have a powerful pc or ps3 you are no gamer, wtf? so sony finally drops a game worth mentioning and poof just like that it's king of the world to this idiot. if you love to update you're pc every 6 months to play 360 exclusive games then by all means go for it, it's not like it's hurting micro or it's fanbase cause when ppl like you that dont own a 360 but still support great 360 games like gears on you're pc all you are doing is telling micro to make a sequel and as a gamer i thank you for that :) now go buy the lates graphics card and enjoy mass effect so that it can stay with micro. how was sony's shoping list before the recent update? and you claim that sony has been thinking about this for how many years? you ppl got a big load of sony jiz all up in you're eye's.
i saids the service was made back then not all the FREAKIN FEATURES OF THE SERVICE, and by the way anyone who owns a state of the art gaming computer is a true game YOU DIPSH1T, cus only the ture gamers would spen alot of cash for a HI-TECH gameing computer, seriously use your brain before you chat aloade of BS!, and the time the PSN service was made it was hard to know what the market or owners of the PS3 would want whe the service goes live and MS are always working with the online market and yet our service has beaten the SHIZNITS out of the XshagLIVE service, so where did you get all that 'we have old things on our service', STFU and GTFO!
you still sound stup!d even if it was made that far back service,features whatever then why is live better in such a short time? i know what you're gana say but, but live isnt better, no? why dont you get the august issue of gameinformer. kid, games like crysis that can push you're hardware dont come out often enough, so in my eye's you're no gamer just an idiot with more money then brain. yea, i know sony didn't know how to inovate the psn so they waited for micro to show them how. wow, why dont you give me the list that the 2. whatever firmware update and i'll point out all the last gen features for you. again get the AUGUST ISSUE OF GAMINFORMER so that you can understand how stup!d you look right now. what an idiot " im a true gamer cause i have a super duper pc" lmfao get a life.
On the 360? Just how many gaming movies are there? I mean, the 360 is the "gaming" machine, right? So you should watch only gaming related movies. Otherwise it runs the risk of trying to be too much like the PS3. You know, the Computer Entertainment System?
This whole Netflix thing is overhyped. I have the regular service for DVD's/blu-rays and I RARELY stream movies because a good majority of them are second rate. You barely get any new releases that matter on it. I really don't care much about it for either system Edit: The TV Shows are the only thing thats worth it in my opinion
because i do buy most of my movies but when i want to rent one i just do it with DirectTv Movies on demand is on almost every TV with almost every TV service provider Why is it so important that your game system does this? anyway i will never rent a movie from PSN but i will buy alot of the games
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