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TV and movie downloads coming to the PS3?

by Brad Linder, posted Apr 16th 2008 3:06PM
Sony Playstation3Sony has always claimed that the PlayStation3 is more than a video game console. It's a multimedia center. While the PlayStation2 helped spur the adoption of DVDs, the PlayStation3 sports a Blu-ray drive for viewing high definition videos.

You can also connect a PS3 to the internet to download media. But while you can get games online, the PlayStation store isn't currently focused on media like TV and movies. But that could soon change. Sony VP Peter Dille writes on the PlayStation Blog that the company will be "offering a video service for the PS3" that's different from any other service out there. Enigmatic? Yes. Still good news? Seems like.

It's not clear at this point if Dille is talking about streaming video or a download service. Would it be free, ad-supported, pay-per download or subscription?

I'm not placing too much stock in the whole unlike "others you've seen or used" bit. That just sounds like promotional hype to me. But this is the first time I'm aware of that we've gotten word from near the top indicating that Sony is planning a video download service.

[via CNet]

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Harry Rackers

I do use file sharing soft ware for all my downloads and it work great, and it is free.

May 26 2008 at 7:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ever since the PS3 was introduced Sony has been promising this, that and everything in between. I'll believe it when I see it however judging on the past I'm betting it won't be what it's being hyped up to be.....

April 19 2008 at 1:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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