Digital Foundry ~ PS3 Media Player Blitzes Blu-ray Specs

Yesterday Richard Leadbetter of Digital Foundry in a Twitter post hinted at the release of a new media capability for Sony's PS3. Today he has updated information with a new tweet and link to an article/video that states ~

"A couple of days ago, I noted on the Digital Foundry Twitter feed that enterprising coders had found a way to make the PlayStation 3 significantly outperform the Blu-ray spec by enabling video playback of 1080p material at 60 frames per second. The average Blu-ray movie runs at 24FPS while the system's 1080i conformity gives it a notional top-end of 30FPS. But PlayStation 3 goes way beyond that, seemingly without breaking a sweat....

Regardless though, it remains the case that for PS3 to be able to do this at all is an excellent achievement, and brings home a hugely important factor about the console's long term future. In the fullness of a time, a smaller, slimmer PS3 will be one hell of a powerful – and hopefully cheap – media player, also capable of playing some damn good games too. With DivX adopting the Matroska (MKV) file format for its HD files, realistically it's only a matter of time before PS3 offers native support, making the console invaluable for playing just about any kind of media thrown its way."

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waltercross3450d ago

First comment?, I'm scared!.

But Yeah I Think the PS3 Is powefull.

faisdotal3450d ago

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TheTimeDoctor3450d ago (Edited 3450d ago )

does anybody know if there is any hope of changing the file system? to make the ps3 the best media player, i need file sizes just over 4.0gb.