SideQuesting: GoogleTV, already integrated into upcoming Sony Blu Ray players, and Android rumored to be behind the Playstation Phone, is rumored to make a debut on the PS3 this Spring.
That would be incredible. Certainly makes sense given Sony and Google's current work together on Google TV hardware.
google chrome, cell phone control, DVR capability, all on ps3... yeah.
google chrome on the ps3 would make my day :) No more unresponsive browsing! Although w/ the Netflix XMB integration, i rarely use the browser anymore. Whenever I want to watch a movie, i just start up netflix :D
Netflix is the shit. I've been watching 30 Rock for days now. Catching up on movies I haven't seen and shows I missed is awesome.
If this happens and it's exclusive, say goodbye to the other consoles as far as media content goes.
give us Google Chrome already for heaven's sake
i wonder if they can run chrome with 256mb of ram
You can easily run Chrome with only 256 MB of ram. Anyway, GoogleTV or at least running the Android Platform on the PS3 would be so awesome. Having access to all those Android Apps on the Market is going to reeks so much of pure awesomeness!
That will be good sh*t if true! I got 250 Gb's to play with! EDIT: Hell yeah, get Netflix, it's worth it! Those cable movie channels don't offer enough in my opinion. The worst thing that could happen is you have to wait a few months before that season ends up on netflix.
Well what a lot of people seems to be forgetting is that the XDR RAM used in the ps3 is much faster than that which you use in a PC. The ps3 XDR RAM runs in 3.2 Ghz while the normal PC probably have 1066, 1333 or 1600 Mhz memory today. Hell I upgraded from 4GB 800 mhz memory earlier this year :). And XDR RAM as it is now has the capacity to run in 4 Ghz. Although development has begun towards 8ghz XDR RAM :)
Sony and Google have become best friends.
It is a good idea and I would be happy if they did that. But since their trying to sell new TVs with this service as a selling point, wouldn't that in theory infringe on the sales of new Bravia's? Which would make more in the long run, the new TV sale or an update for the PS3? I know it will also be a selling point for future PS3 sales as well but interesting debate none the less. Would it make sense to split the services so you buy all of Sony's products together, or Apply it all to get a sale regardless?
However, Sony is also offering it with their Blu-Ray players, so wouldn't that have the same effect? Ultimately, I think the PS3 would be the best option. People who don't have one would be more likely to get the PS3 since it has Blu-Ray and Google TV (not to mention the game console itself) as opposed to a new TV. Something Sony may do is make the upgrade a one time fee for those who are interested... would you pay? And how much?
Google's interface sucks. The available content unimpressive as well. Hopefully they will redesign the UI for the PS3.
I would be just pure awesome!
I don't want to PAY for higher quality YouTube vids when the browser IS capable of just such.
it not just the browser it a dvr man open you eyes. we hardly watch the movie channels in my house. I just watch a few shows on HBO and showtime like true blood,dexter,real time so that one day of the week watch but pay for the whole package
You'd be better off dropping all of your movie channels and just getting netflix. If you can't stand watching HBO shows as they come out, you could buy them off PSN and still spend less money.
^ has netflix IV improved. When it came out on the 360, I tried it and all the IV stuff was old, most seasons were 2 back and even the newest movies were old and B rate, compare to Cable. HBO to us is one of the best channels. Just look at the content compared to other channels.
To be honest I've yet to go back to Netflix, got tired of paying a $1 extra for BR movies I was waiting a month or more to get, but just looking over what's available on streaming will likely make me go back. The only question you really have to ask is when do you need to see a show. The night that it airs, or a few days, weeks or months.
im not currently living in the states but do we have to pay for google tv or for just the stuff we want?
That's not how Google TV works.
YAY!!! A good Tv finally!! I hope is available throughout Deutschland and the US. Anyone love Deutschland???
dont love germany, but i love danish - good to eat ;)
Google The PS3 is not a good invesment. I'm a telling you
Microsoft. Zune, Kin and Kinect are not good investments. I'm telling you.
Makes sense for this to come alongside the PS Phone to add more 'integration', Sony did co-develop Google-Tv after all.
Integration with a PSPphone would be sick. I can't wait to see how that thing turns out.
NICE hope it comes to pass. although it wont be too much use to me.. however the prospect of rooting googletv has me extremely interested. custom roms ftw, although sony will most likely have rooting completely roadblocked.
How would it work with live tv? The ps3 doesn't have hdmi out. Both the Sony and logitech google tv boxes use hdmi in and out to use the live tv from a cable box
wasnt there a patent that sony filed that everybody was saying was an external ps2? maybe.......just maybe
I think you missed a little there, the ps3 does have HDMI output. Version 1.3, maybe 1.4 after the 3D update but IDK for sure. What does HDMI have to do with live tv anyways? I mean it is just some sort of WEB tv isnt it? no antennas and Coaxes. :p And Sony have made a external decoder for the ps3.
Thats what the google tv is all about. It integrates live with google apps and stuff. I guess it could work.
an external box like the Torne type box: http://www.engadget.com/201... they get Torne we get in the US Google TV. the good thing about this is if Sony does indeed do it..which i can see them doing it because you could anyway add a google enabled TV anyway which Sony already has..to add to your AV stack. but the most important thing to take away from this. Could very well be Google App's! i know i like that Idea..smile
would this be part of sonys marathon philosophy approach rather than a sprint? i think so.
Sooner the better.
but for the people who already have Netflix, y would you want to pay more fees to watch TV and Movies? I dont get the appeal of this.
uh google tv doesnt have a subscription...
I see a psn retouch coming...woot
This could mean the end of Broadcast TV only and the beginning of the merging of Internet & TV in our living rooms.
can only mean big things.
no more pixel youtube anyone. i want 1080p youtube on my TV and Google Chrome.. Hope this is true :)....
Yeah the existing browser is utter crap. Google tv and Chrome browser would be awesome. I also would love a complete redesign of the XMB, Ive seen some good fan concepts on the net and I want it to be faster, slicker, easier too navigate, more customizeable with new features and solutions. X game chat parties, invites and A slick little ingame media bar with a true custom soundtrack player to follow with it. A calendar you can add your own notifications too. That would perfect the ps3. PS-Store should be renewed as well it is a little hard too navigate and it looks old. All that would be fantastic, doubt all that will happen though.
'Is this rumor true?' Really N4G? If it were true then it can hardly be a rumor can it?
because gosh damn you missing out if you dont. put that 150 dollar kinect purchase on hold peeps.
This would be amazing. Think Sony might have to regulate which stores and apps are playable/accessed on it though.
It won't be able to do the DVR/receiver (Comacst, Direct TV etc) HDMI pass-through like Revue or Sony InternetTV, I wonder how you get around that?
There's a Ethernet Port on the back of the PS3 that can be use for the Input Source for Live TV. Similar to all the ATT U-verse TV boxes that used CAT5 instead of the normal cable for input sourse. Also, the Ethernet port on the PS3 is a Gigabit Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) so it's not your normal 100mb.
So force everyone who wants to use GoogleTV on their PS3 to use wireless networking?
huh? direct pluging a CAT5 cable into the Ethernet Port on the back of the PS3 is not Wireless networking.
the only problem is scej is stupid and arrogant and selfish. they havent shared much code with scea, they dont see espn3, uverse etc as a threat in japan their home country so the american side of things are an afterthought. while i would love for this to be true, it just doesnt fit with scej's usual business practice. in the interest of selling tv's and blu ray players i dont see them undervaluing those devices by increasing the value of the playstation 3. no matter how successful, playstation is just a sub division of sony not its main division, just as office and windows is microsofts not xbox.
starting with restructuring..more devices @ sony will share the same common CONNECTIVITY.mainly do to the restruture and the re organization of key people in charge @ Sony...for instance the software guru in charge @ Sony now is Tim Scaaf Sony's Renaissance Geek Can software guru Tim Schaaf help the troubled company make the hottest gizmos again -- and make them all work seamlessly together? http://www.businessweek.com... "Appointed last December as Sony's (SNE) new senior vice-president for software development, Schaaff has control over design, intellectual property, licensing, and product planning and engineering." "Schaaff's record of backing industry standards at Apple suggests he'll prod Sony toward a similar position. " an example: Android OS is an industry standard OS http://www.openhandsetallia...
or could we finally see the sony dvr that is out in japan and the uk come to america?
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