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CES 2008: Live from Sony Pictures Conference

Posted January 7, 2008 03:03 PM by Josh Dreuth

CESSony Pictures today showcased upcoming Blu-ray interactive features for their titles. One feature will allow viewers to send a ring tone to their phone from the movie. Additionally, PSP owners will be happy to hear that a portable copy will be available on the disc encoded specifically for the PSP. Also shown was a Men In Black network trivia game. More later.


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chan1490
  Jan 07, 2008
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Awesome

dgator783
  Jan 07, 2008
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ringtones....pretty cool.....a nice quote from SUperbad would be perfect....

Teazle
  Jan 07, 2008
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Portable copy of Men in Black?

Or for all upcoming Sony releases on BD?

celle
  Jan 07, 2008
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Where are pictures from their new BD-Live BD players?
mikesoba
  Jan 07, 2008
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All very interesting -- but no so useful. The number of people who would like to access these features must be fairly small.

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DAMNSAM77
  Jan 07, 2008
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we need title announcements from Sony....Disney and Fox have already spilled their beans...c'mon Sony Pictures!!!!

richteer
  Jan 07, 2008
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@ mikesoba: I disagree about the usefulness. As a PSP owner, I welcome the ability to play the movie on my PSP without having to pay for the same movie twice. Instead I can watch the Blu-ray, and copy the PSP version to a memory stick when I want to view it on there (e.g., when flying).

Moonraker
  Jan 07, 2008
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Yeah title announcements need to come. New Line needs to fill up their schedule.

MacDaddyOJack
  Jan 07, 2008
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Well Sony, we are still waiting on confirmation/ denial of DTS-MA support with the PS3!

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Alan Gordon
  Jan 07, 2008
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"All very interesting -- but no so useful. The number of people who would like to access these features must be fairly small."

I would agree, but then how do we explain HD DVD fans?

~Alan

techyted
  Jan 07, 2008
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OMG.......portable version for the PSP, I can't wait..... I remember when they were talking about this a long time ago, and was beginning to think that it wouldn't happen.
mikesoba
  Jan 07, 2008
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@richteer - You would definitely fall in the "some" category. I have a PSP but have no interest in watching movies on it - I'd rather see a portable HD player at this point, for the same reasons you mention.

groovyone
  Jan 07, 2008
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I wonder if the PSP encode will work on the video Walkmans. That would be killer!!

CptGreedle
  Jan 07, 2008
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Does that mean a UMD in the BD box as well? Or is it a file transfer thing? Or are they talking about
ring tones? Also how do they get it to talk to the phone?
It will be very interesting to see how this all works.

Also, glad to hear about Men in Black!

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Alan Gordon
  Jan 07, 2008
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"Also how do they get it to talk to the phone?"

A MAGICAL thing called the Internet!

~Alan

DocNovak
  Jan 07, 2008
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I welcome the psp version. they all ready have dvds that come with a digital copy for your computer (i guess they figure if they give you a drm ridden copy for free when you buy it legit, you are less likely to pirate it) so why not? It saves me money from buying a second copy.
seto
  Jan 07, 2008
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Ringtones are defintely better than being able to order toilet paper!

Luis_A51
  Jan 07, 2008
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I would expect its not a free UMD, but a version of the movie that can be accessed from the BD, saved onto a Memory stick and then viewed on the PSP. If this was true, it would be just another huge reason for me to get a PSP, assuming most/all new releases carried this feature, or if there was software to make this availabe for older movies as well

I assume what they're basically allowing is an SDDVD rip of the movie onto a PSP (and SDDVD quality is more than adequate on the tiny screen) which adds tremendous value to the PSP.

Imagine it this way, with the new PSP having video output capability, you can now take an SD version to any tv (in the kids room, on trips, in the bedroom, etc) without having to deal with combo discs.

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Alan Gordon
  Jan 07, 2008
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"Ringtones are defintely better than being able to order toilet paper!"

Speak for yourself, Universal sells toilet paper in such mass quantities that I can buy Quilted Aloe Vera for a song (S&H extra).

Also works great for those of us with a PS3 in the bathroom, should we realize we forgot to restock!

~Alan
seto
  Jan 07, 2008
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Alan: Haha! Sorry, I underestimated the power of the Quilted Aloe Vera TP! Gomen m(-.-)m
ps3andlovinit
  Jan 07, 2008
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The psp content is the biggest deal of the bunch for us..great points by Luis_A51 and richteer.

xberserker
  Jan 07, 2008
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At last! Bring on BD Live. I been waiting for this feature for so long.

Sony is kicking ass at CES this year.

jurassic_pork
  Jan 07, 2008
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Well if they are burning a copy of the blu movie I guess I can finally toss out those few UMD's? hehehe not that I thought that would take off but cmon some of these are going for 5 dollars nowadays. It would be awesome to have a copy of my blu's for use on my psp.

vmax135
  Jan 07, 2008
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AWESOME... can't wait for BD Live and the PSP content.

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ckenisell
  Jan 07, 2008
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I am very interested in this PSP version thing. I have a PS3 and a PSP, however, I don't want to go out and buy a bunch of memory sticks though either. That means I may have to only carry around one movie at a time.

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ckenisell
  Jan 07, 2008
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I'd much rather be able to access the Blu-Ray in the PS3 from my PSP via remote play.

Minimejer05
  Jan 07, 2008
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Cool info I guess.

DefTechPioElite
  Jan 07, 2008
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The PSP feature is GREAT!!! I hope more companies other than Sony Pictures support this eventually. I hope it will allow you to rip it(or whatever) onto PC or PS3, that would be very nice!

Mr. Spiffy-Pants
  Jan 07, 2008
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The PSP encodes is awesome news! I have been trying to come up with a way to encode my Blus for playback on my PSP, but nothing I tried was viable. If I could copy a file from my PS3 to my PSP and play it wherever, I'd be a happy camper indeed.

Galley
  Jan 08, 2008
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Where's the iPod love? I don't own a PSP. Ah, I see. They want me to buy a PSP. Very clever, Sony!


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