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Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced that the next system software
update for PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system, slated
for release in late March, will add Blu-ray Disc(TM) (BD) Profile 2.0 or
BD-LIVE, enabling PS3 owners to experience interactive features, such as
downloadable video content, ringtones, games, and more. In addition to
BD-LIVE, the system software update (v. 2.20) will enable photo and music
playlists on PS3 to be copied to PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable) handheld
entertainment system, among other new features. These updates demonstrate
how PS3 continues to evolve as a home entertainment hub with the
flexibility to deliver the newest technology innovations that benefit PS3
"With Blu-ray established as the high-definition optical disc standard,
more consumers are ready to jump in and take advantage of everything the
format offers," said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president, product marketing,
SCEA. "Whether you want to download movie extras, send ringtones to your
phone, or play interactive games, BD-LIVE will offer exciting new ways to
enjoy a Blu-ray movie. With these regular firmware updates and
future-proofed technology, SCEA is making the 10-year lifecycle of PS3
BD Profile 2.0 requires an Internet connection and at least 1GB of
local storage. The following features have all been demonstrated as
possibilities with BD-Live and will vary by movie title.
-- A variety of downloadable content can be offered, including bonus
scenes, shorts, trailers, subtitles, ringtones that can be sent to
mobile phones, images, and more.
-- Interactive movie-based games can pit players who are sitting in the
same room, or are across the world and online, against each other.
I really need to go out and buy a PS3.