195w ago - Update: It's now confirmed as a fake, see HERE for details.
According to their Web site (linked above), Beta testing on the alleged Belzar PS3 Modchip is now complete, they have a fully working PS3 modchip and are ready to manufacture.
Of course, Hacktronics (same company) have also stated the Infectus Team is confirming the Belzar PS3 Modchip, however, the Infectus Admin Arakonreplied to their claim as follows:
"I'm quite sure it's fake. For years, noone got ANYTHING working on the ps3, and all of a sudden a company noone really knows supposedly has a chip ready that does EVERYTHING? No small steps, noone finding anything at all, just a chip out of nowhere that has every possible function? Highly unlikely."
From the Belzar update, to quote: "Belzar has finished beta testing, we have now sent the info and working chip to our manufacturers, and should be receiving a sample of the final retail product tomorrow, at which time we will take pictures, and place them on our site.
196w ago - Supposedly on August 18, the Belzar PS3 Modchip BETA 2 has been sent out to 50 testers for final bug testing.
Real or fake I'm not sure, but I'm not willing to sacrifice my PS3 account for a modchip.
To quote: Belzar.com can proudly say we have done what many other have failed to do, we have a fully working direct boot modchip at beta level, being tested right now.
The Belzar PS3 modchip, is the world's first modchip to direct boot Blueray back-ups, and is packed full of other useful features including, multi-region DVD, and Blueray movie playback.
Belzar PS3 Modchip Features:
• Works on all PS3 models
• Works on all PS3 regions (USA, JAP, PAL,)
• Direct Boot of PS3 original, import, and backup (copied) games
• Direct Boot of PS2 original, import, and backup (copied) games
• Supports multi-region Blueray Movie Playback
• Supports multi-region DVD Movie Playback
• No config disc needed - it just works!
• Transparent stealth operation
• Integrates proven belzar Intelligent Code Modifying System
• No awkward USB interface - just insert DVD and play!
• Supportsall upto date titles
• Ultra-low power consumption; does not interfere with normal PS3 operation