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CES 2008: Sony Showcases 2 BD-Live Players

Posted January 6, 2008 08:30 PM by Josh Dreuth

CESAt the Sony booth, they are showcasing two new prototype BD-Live players. The Sapphire 3 and 4 will both be Profile 2.0. Sony also has indicated that the PS3 will get a BD-Live upgrade sometime in the future.


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News comments (62 comments)


Stinkin Mushroom
 - Jan 06, 2008

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weird they didn't say it at the conference..

PLASMA-1080P-FULLHD
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Great news!

DepTii
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Woooo

PS3-Playb3yond
 - Jan 06, 2008

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BD-Live upgrade for the PS3 . . . I'm getting chills.

Mr. Joshua
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Bring on the PS3 upgrade.... I'm a wheelin', dealin', kiss stealin', limousine ridin', jet flyin' son of a gun!!! Wwwwooooooooooo.... Walk that aisle PS3....

Bizdady
 - Jan 06, 2008

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ps3 ftw!! that and im poor lol

Mr9BALL
 - Jan 06, 2008

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re.bd-live upgrade. please enliven. anybody.

alkalinesi
 - Jan 06, 2008

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damn!!! it seems like all these companys just silently waited for CES. then bam! they drop the
bombs! so many new profile 1.1 and 2.0 players. i wonder what the hd guys are doing right now.

supersix4
 - Jan 06, 2008

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GREAT!

bicclick2002
 - Jan 06, 2008

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That's great to see my PlayStation 3 (PS3) will continue to be one of the best Blu-ray players available on the market today. I can't wait for BD-Live! Bring it Sony! ; )

@ alkalinesi

"damn!!! it seems like all these companys just silently waited for CES. then bam! they drop the
bombs! so many new profile 1.1 and 2.0 players. i wonder what the hd guys are doing right now."

Those HD guys are crappin' their pants, by the way!

NoQuestion
 - Jan 06, 2008

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I wonder how much these 2.0 players will cost.... hopefully not very expensive, hopefully we will get some prices and estimated release date

Shin-Ra
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Looking forward to the new player photos and the PS3 System Software update of course.

Mericalis
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Sounds great!

I hear a firmware upgrade coming soon and a few upgrades for standalone machines soon.

Mr9BALL
 - Jan 06, 2008

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excuse my ignorance as a new member but bd-live?. please enlighten me.

WilliaM
 - Jan 06, 2008

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BD-live includes :

Built-in persistent memory - 64 KB
Local storage capability - 1 GB
Secondary video decoder (PiP) - Mandatory
Secondary audio decoder - Mandatory
Virtual file system - Mandatory
Internet connection capability - Mandatory

JT_Designer
 - Jan 06, 2008

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HD-DVD is SO gone!


Mr9BALL: Read this prior article on the BD-Live features. It basically amkes BD movies interactive with Picture-in-Picture and Audio Mixing with other BD friend's players through eithernet connections:
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=810

DrinkMore
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Very nice. A new PS3 upgrade. Couldn't be sweeter.

Mote
 - Jan 06, 2008

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GO PS3!!!!!!!

dazbug
 - Jan 06, 2008

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BEN, JOSH, PETER,

Can you guys ask Sony how far DTS-MA decoding is away ?? Anytime within the next 6 months?? Its getting ridiculous all these DTS-MA soundtracks, and all we get to hear is the core version.

Elandyll
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Sony didn't want to "steal" all that they keep in reserve for the Blu Ray conference is my guess

Mr9BALL
 - Jan 06, 2008

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william/jt-designer
thanx for the info/links see you for the quizzes and challenges

Esox50
 - Jan 06, 2008

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We need pics.

kaliraver
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Got to love the PS3!

XDragon
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Non-stop great news for Blu and the PS3!
I'm waiting for the official announcement that HD-DVD is dead from delousional Toshiba; it will be the icing on the cake! We all know its over but I think they'll drag out waving the white flag for months.
Lets see how long it takes for Universal to change sides and then Dreamworks and Paramount to break their exclusivity contact.

unreal1080p
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Now all they need to do is add DTS-HD MA and the PS3 will become a flawless Blu-Ray player and the best one can buy for the money.

LynxFX
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Yes, please please please ask about DTS-MA decoding. There's 8 million PS3's out there dying for this upgrade.

CptGreedle
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Awesome to hear this!
All 2.8 million PS3 owners will have a profile 2.0 player for sure in the near future.
And 2 BD-live players displayed!! Awesome!

Robert Siegel
 - Jan 06, 2008

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I second that-I wish you guys would ask Sony about DTS Master for the PS3, or even the DTS people. We would all certainly appreciate it:-) thanks, hope you're reading the thread.

Sylin
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Ah, PS3... the gift that keeps on giving.

Truckondo
 - Jan 06, 2008

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The PS3 just needs IR adapter support. Either from Sony or from a 3rd party like the Schmarts.com IR adapter. Mine works great with my Harmony. If they want people to intergrate the PS3 into a serious home theater system, they should do this.

philco_3
 - Jan 06, 2008

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I am proud to be a Playstation 3 owner.

sj001
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Awesome news about 2.0 Live!
But give us DTS-MA decoding for the PS3 Sony (or DTS)!

Truckondo
 - Jan 06, 2008

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The PS3 just needs IR adapter support. Either from Sony or from a 3rd party like the Schmarts.com IR adapter. Mine works great with my Harmony. If they want people to intergrate the PS3 into a serious home theater system, they should do this.

E-Dogg
 - Jan 06, 2008

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This is the pre-show and yet we are all getting this amazing news. It makes the mind wander about what will be discussed in the days to come.

Mr9BALL
 - Jan 06, 2008

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kids were maithering for a games console and looked at the formats that were out and after decidiing that i would not mind a hd player as well went for the ps3. this machine is now the hub of my entertainment system. the news that has been coming out lately has proven that the ps3 and firmware upgrades make this the best buy ever. just watched vertical limit on blu-ray, scenery and audio effects something else. glad to be blu.

secret
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Uhm, what's BD-Live?

EvolutionCherry
 - Jan 06, 2008

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I can't wait until I unstall the upgrades on my PS3! :-D

Mr9BALL
 - Jan 06, 2008

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secret
you are as naive as me. see jt-designer in above forum for details.

Mr9BALL
 - Jan 06, 2008

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evolutioncherry
i would install them first lol.

Minimejer05
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Nice stuff! Any pics?

Papi4baby
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Please ask about DTS HD MA! Thanks, good news about BD live.

SonyBlu
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Im with Mote!

ckenisell
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Good to hear about BD-Live in the PS3. Now, all we need is DTS-HD MA decoding and Blu-Ray will be complete for me.

tru_to_blu
 - Jan 06, 2008

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Awsome. I want to ask a question if you only have firmware 1.94 on your PS3 will it play the new movies like Resident Evil trilogy and Saw IV. Please tell me because I cant upgrade at the time.

Blu Ray Loko
 - Jan 07, 2008

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wadup everyone i'm new to bluray but i've definitely jumped on board!

i have a ps3 but can someone explain to me what a BD-live update is?

thanx!

Mr9BALL
 - Jan 07, 2008

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blue ray loko
page 1 jt-designer to link for info.

BluNinja
 - Jan 07, 2008

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PS3 is so Future Proof best investment in hardware ever.
unlike xbox360 you buy one console 3 months later a bigger better model comes out.
Thank you Sony.

Vlad44
 - Jan 07, 2008

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Long Live Java Jive!

jeffcapfiat
 - Jan 07, 2008

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tru_to_blu, yes, you can play all the Resident Evil trilogy and Saw IV with 1.94 but you must upgrade to 2.10 to enjoy the PiP features in the 3rd Resident Evil.

jcdDigix
 - Jan 07, 2008

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2008 that's the killer year! Go Blu! Let the world feel your power.

Malosch78
 - Jan 07, 2008

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Nice work Sony! Profile 2.0 and BD-live on my PS3 ... you have to love Sony ;-)

Eye-ray
 - Jan 07, 2008

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Great news. Again, playstation 3 proves to be the world's best choice for playing HD games & HD movies being the perfect value of home entertainment. YES, THIS IS LIVING!

SgtBigNuts
 - Jan 07, 2008

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PS3 will rule the HD world for a long time to come, just gimme the DTS HD MA pleasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssse.

roachxp
 - Jan 07, 2008

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Sweeeet

scook
 - Jan 07, 2008

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Wow the Good News will not stop for Blu ray!!! Great that Sony is getting 2 BD-Live players but the confirmation the the PS3 will be via fw (even though we expected/hoped) is the icing on the cake.

joaryche
 - Jan 07, 2008

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i love my ps3...the best blu on the market and continuing to be so....

kubrick
 - Jan 07, 2008

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think my PSŁ was one of the best investments i ever made. Its not much for games at present in the UK, but it appears to be the ultimate blu ray machine on the UK market.

celle
 - Jan 07, 2008

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Where are pictures from their new BD Live players?

camaro17
 - Jan 07, 2008

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where can we go to watch these press conferences, because i would love to see them, if someone could tell me that would be great. and the announced BD-Live update for the PS3 already? wow i didnt expect it this early, i thought 2.0 was still in development but with all the new bd live players then i guess not. also what the hell i want DTS-MA decoding.

Peace and keep it blu bitch.

thxkid
 - Jan 07, 2008

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thank you sony now my PS3 is just about as good as the perfect HD DVD player I got, please include the BD-live so I can enjoy internet extra's like I have done for months with my HD DVD, Posiden, Transformers(HD Exclusive) was great with pip and internet extra's on transformers, now come on sony get some Blu's out there that I can injoy just as much as my HD DVD's, whew so glad I went with a PS3, cause those crappy sony standalone Blu's are great paper weights now, well maybe not maybe sony finally got a firmware update that allowed to even play Fox Blu's, FF4 was a bust on the sony BDP301, still pissed that fox had to push back ID4, I Robot and whole crap of others cause most standalones would not play FF4-2 or day after tomorrow, glad the PS3 got a quick firmware to play them, thanks again sony to almost getting it perfect.

taureantiger
 - Jan 09, 2008

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Great news, however, was there any word whether or not the PS3 will be updated to come with a HDMI 1.3 port? Actually, what kind of plans do exist for new PS3 models, maybe with larger hard disks?

techie
 - Jan 14, 2008

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Very cool - my PS3 was a very good investment - but would be nice to be able to utilize the DTS-HD Master Audio track on so many of my Blu-Ray discs.


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