Playstation 3 CES announcements

Tonks01

Novice Member
so its a couple of hours till playstation 3's CES showing, anyone want to speculate on whats going to be announced?

i was thinking perhaps movies/tv shows on psn, but i think sony will be wanting to ride the current blu-ray wave, so for the moment im at a loss.

what are your thoughts guys? will we see anything new at all?

genuinely excited about the coming year

EDIT : hey guys, keep checking back, il update this post with any announcements released at CES
 
I think there's going to be a lot of focus on blu-ray, PSN (including new features such as Movie/TV shows, as you said) also PS3 Exclusive games coming out this year. Also It wouldn't surprise me if they boast about how developers have recently been very pleased with making games for the PS3 and that the future of gaming will be games being made on PS3 then ported to X360. Proably a bit on PlayTV which will round off the PS3 as an overall multimedia device. Possibly something about price dropping as I'm sure by the end of this year the 40GB will go down to £249.99 with the 80GB version coming in at around £349.99.

Is there going to be live coverage, or a place to watch it after it's all finished?
 

Tonks01

Novice Member
engadget.com seem to be live blogging everything there, so more than likely they will have it all coming on live.

i forgot about both playTV and Home, hopefully some release dates at least!
 

Bogside

Well-known Member
Is there going to be live coverage, or a place to watch it after it's all finished?
IGN is normally quite good for this kind ofevent.

I think they'll be (Sony that is) giving a release date for Home (sept 08?), making more noises about Little BigGame (or whatever it's called), showing Play TV demos and talking up their numbers from Xmas.
 
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awhb

Guest
Proably a bit on PlayTV which will round off the PS3 as an overall multimedia device. Possibly something about price dropping as
As far as I am concerned, the PS3 will not be rounded off as a media device until it can play native mkv and TS files. Having to convert or transcode is a PITA!

:mad:
 

tsjarlie

Novice Member
As far as I am concerned, the PS3 will not be rounded off as a media device until it can play native mkv and TS files. Having to convert or transcode is a PITA!

:mad:
The PS3 can play .TS files natively. The PS3 will not play .MKV files because mkv is just the container, like .AVI
The problem there is the video and audio could be any of a number of any different codecs.

The recent firmware update to play DIVX files is excellent, the movies look even better on the PS3 than they do on the PC. The only problem so far is the 2GB file size limitation. I have some 1080P VC-1 files but they won't play because they are more than 2GB.
 

Tonks01

Novice Member
Lets keep it on topic guys.

as far as iv been able to figure out it starts at 1:00pm local time so thats.....8 minutes ago...

anyone found any websites blogging it?
 

Tony Hoyle

Novice Member
Not found anything, and I've been looking for about 20 minutes now.
 

DarkEntity

Well-known Member
For me the main thing they have to cover is a massive improvement in the dash and ingame integration. It feels so backward playing on the PS3 compared to the slick Xblive integration when in game.

Although, im liking this little charging stand....

http://uk.media.gear.ign.com/media/142/14211951/imgs_1.html
 

Tony Hoyle

Novice Member
Hopefully something about passing bitstream from bluray, and decoding DTS-HD. Seems a bit silly that they have the bluray player with theoretically the best features (BD-Live capable even, given a firmware update) but it can't do something that even the £150 funai player (yeah OK, unreleased funai player) can do.

Since Sony are big on integration this year they'll probably have some tie up with erricson phones as well, but I'm not sure what form it'll take. I expect Skype pre-announcement as well.

Oh and a 30 minute demo of Home, to be released sometime after Duke Nukem Forever :p
 

Br0ken

Member
With regards to SE Phones you can run a Home client on them and take photos and directly have the uploaded to your virtual picture frames on your virtual wall in your virtual home, thats almost virtually cool ;)

I'd just like to hear them announce a beta stage for Home for the peeps in the UK!!
 

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
If Sony want me to keep my PS3, then they need to announce Dolby True HD and DTS HD MA via bitstream. Anything else I couldn't care less about. :smashin:
 

Br0ken

Member
If Sony want me to keep my PS3, then they need to announce Dolby True HD and DTS HD MA via bitstream. Anything else I couldn't care less about. :smashin:
Alternatively, things like that are what I care least about :D
 
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Deleted member 92943

Guest
So is the event finished? Nothing special announced?
 

Tony Hoyle

Novice Member
According to the Sony blog, that was it.

It's finished, and the closing comment was "Tomorrow I'm going to talk a bit about Skype/PSP, and later in the week I'll focus outside of the Sony booth, looking at some peripherals and other devices that PS3/P owners would likely be interested in."

In other words, nada.
 

andyr300

Active Member
tbh , i wasnt expecting anything big here.

its the wrong arena for it, its not a gaming show.
 

Tony Hoyle

Novice Member
its the wrong arena for it, its not a gaming show.
What happened to the PS3 as a media device? It's not all about games.

PlayTV news.. any new peripherals, interoperability with other Sony devices, video downloads. Heck, it would have been the perfect time to preannounce HD-MA decoding, even if it was months off, given the inertia bluray has at the moment.

I'm not sure the PS blog is really giving us the whole picture to be honest (LBP today *and* yesterday? Did Sony just turn up in a minivan with three guys and a half finished copy of LBP? Because that's what the blog is making it look like).
 

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