The PS3's Blu-Ray drive can handle BD Java ok as far as we know, but it seems part of this is picture in picture support. PS3 can not do this! So come November when all Blu-Ray players have to be able to cope with this, PS3 will be left behind. Is this something hardware based or can this be sorted with a software update? I sure hope it can.
PS3 is the only current BD player which supports picture in picture.
There was a rather short thread about this at NeoGaf.
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Then I wonder what's that Java logo in the back of my PS3 box
Besides, there's this thing called... you know... firmware upgrade. And it's not like PS3 doesn't have enough CPU or GPU power or memory to enable additional features when playing movies.
And it's funny, but I remember reading the very contrary to what that site claims earlier this week, just like VonGak says. It looks like it might be the same case as when IGN reported that PS3 could only queue up to 6 files for background downloading "coincidentally like Xbox 360"... only for us to find out immediately that they made that up
Just don't believe everything you read.
EDIT: The original source is The Inquirer. And they don't even care to elaborate on why it can't or couldn't. LOL.
There's a world of difference between a platform not supporting a feature such as PIP and not being able to do it. When I bought my 360 n november 2005, there were a ton of things it couldn't do that were resolved with a firmware update. So, it could do them, but it just didn't support them under the old firmware.
The odds of the blu ray forum adopting some impossilbe standards that the ps3 wouldn't be able to comply to are very slim to none, given that the ps3 has become the big driver of blu ray software sales.
you get + rep for a sound post newb.......lawl.
taxloss, it wouldn't hurt if you did a little reading on some of these things.
oh, and you may not want to visit such sites as the Inquirer, Joystic (sp intentional), spnge or dreadlockhairyasses.com
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Speak of the devil the HD DVD for 360 came out in New Zealand today. Picked one up. It's looks identical in quality to the Warner VC-1 Blu Rays on the one disk I have.
What it does have is picture in picture which is very nice. Instead of an audio commentary it's a video/audio commentary in a window. So it'll show you how they did special effects and stuff.
Very nice. BD should do this too.
Cheers guys, was just asking the question whether it was possible with a software update. Wasn't sure. Plus I don't read these sites directly, but do visit N4G.com for lots of news on the PS3.
BR is capable of 200GB disc, infact PS4 might release in the $3-400 price range because BR will be as cheap as DVD tech by then also the next gen Cell chip shouldn't be too much either. HDD prices are falling by the day.
So, in other words, there are actually two versions of the film on the disc. One without the PIP box and one with. That's why a 98 minute film is on a BD-50 disc.However, unlike the HD DVD format's HDi environment, which allows for live in-player mixing of two separate video streams, Blu-ray BD-Java tools are currently MIA. So Lionsgate took the more obvious route, encoding a full, separate version of the film, complete with those little video picture-in-picture boxes over the main feature, to simulate the IME experience.
PS3 Will cure cancer, I'm sure it can handle PIP
BD is capable of up to 10 layers (as of now anyway). that is around about 250GB. Plenty future proofing, i'm sure
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