New features coming to Sony’s digital TV service will not be free. The next update to Sony’s PS3 digital TV peripheral PlayTV will be a premium download from PSN and not a free firmware upgrade.
Its being offered as paid item because this content is part of PlayTv 2. You could argue that the data is compatible with the first anyways which is a fair point. But consider that it cost the dev team time, captivate and resources to programme these new features. They deserve some capital investment from it.
did it not cost the dev team time and resources for the original features? "They deserve some capital investment from it." Capital is not revenue.
Go to a optometrists
Is this the playTV2? software update? saves me having to pay another 150.
So I dont know the features it offers, or how much the update will cost vs features you get But you shouldnt make people pay twice for a product. Even if its only a few dollars, if people expect free updates from the start it should stay that way I mean, you're doing it with PSN so why switch up policies?
Yes. As soon as Sony says the word pay, the haters appear. But as soon as Microsoft says it they say 'it's not that bad' with big smiles on your face, bent over to take another screw up the tail pipe.
i am not a hater of either company, but if i did have a 360 i wouldnt pay to play games online and i will never pay for PSN+ on my PS3. but charging people to update is effing lame. for any product. 2 of my mates have to pay for new maps for their GPS's! and to actually pay for...will just spark more paid BS we as consumers should be getting for FREE for buying their product.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is an update offering additonal features, not patches? Where's the fault in charging for that?
updates add additional features. see: PS3 firmware updates as an example. as a consumer who buys a product, then suddenly "hey look!! we got all these new things that shouldve been in the final product we sold you but now you have to pay extra for!!!" is crap. CRAP.
What haters? You sure get so defensive. Last I checked the news about MS increasing Live cost, there was a lot of complaints from 360 fans and of course tons of PS3 fans posting crap. You always act like you're some saint...
bubbles to you. I don't think anybody after the live price increase said "that's not bad."
... Well, Sony gotta' make some money somewhere. They already give us free online gaming as well as future support for the console via firmware updates with stuff like 3D Blu-ray .. What more you do want?? .. geez , I swear.. people are getting way too greedy for free stuff nowadays. Microsoft make you pay for online gaming which uses free P2P.. & you don't complain, wtf? You just continue to pay like sheep.. Baaaaa! xD
seriously, do people honestly believe that Sony should give everything away for free?
-grabs popcorn- This is the part where people justify Sony's actions. I want to contribute! Sony is still a saint, guys. Always has, always will. One big great family. PS3 is the legend and we are the legacy :P
hehehe can i have a seat? i wanna watch too
That's my interest for this update out the window.
Paying for updates? whats next paying for online? i guess psn has caught up to live nudge nudge wink wink (in evilness) :) seriously though thats just wrong, those features are all free on other boxes "a seven-day programme guide, new listings search functionality and Facebook recommendations. The update will also add Series Link, which allows users to record every episode in any given TV series with a single button press, for the first time." apart from facebook (which i dont care about) the other features are the norm now and arent worth paying for
im glad i dont have to buy another playtv hardware unit, that wouldve been incredibly stupid of them to force customers to do that. im not sure what they mean by this though: "Later this year a host of new features will be added to the PVR device including ...... a seven-day programme guide " PlayTV already has a seven-day programme guide..... provided its <$20 ill probably buy the update. if its good, i have no problem paying.
when it's released... so why not if you're going to get new functionality to match it's sequel?
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