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Ultimate guide to converting HD-DVD/Blu-ray movies to watch on PS3

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357w ago - This video shows you how to convert any movie to watch on your PS3.

Transformers HD-DVD is used in this example.




 

PS3 Hard Drive Map Unveiled!

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358w ago - We have been receiving some questions from the curious such as "What does the PS3's Hard Disk Filesystem look like?"

Below is a file list off the hard disk, although some directories are still inaccessible, we would like to share them with you.

The BCUS98107 entry is that of Resistance: Fall of Man, and its files are cache files copied to the HDD. Also, there is a pic of the debug controller lit up below.

PS3 HDD Map:

./dev_hdd0:
.
..
data
drm
dump.txt
game
home
mms
vsh
widget

./data:
.
..
bootflag.dat

./drm:
.
..

./game:
.
..
ABCD67890
BCUS98107
BLUS30014
NPSX00002
SXXX00001

./game/ABCD67890:
.
..
PARAM.SFO
USRDIR

./game/ABCD67890/USRDIR:
.
..
ENTRY-DATA

./game/BCUS98107:
.
..
ICON0_00.PNG
ICON0_09.PNG
ICON0.PNG
PARAM.SFO
PIC1.PNG
USRDIR

./game/BCUS98107/USRDIR:
.
..
cache
data
quick.sav

./game/BCUS98107/USRDIR/cache:
.
..
credits_0.bnk
credits_0.bnk.done
credits_0.bnkh
credits_0.bnkh.done
 

In Wake of Warner Defection, Studios Roll Out HD DVD Product

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358w ago - Down but not out, the beleaguered HD DVD format suddenly has some product in the pipeline, after studio announcements that had been slotted for the Consumer Electronics Show were yanked at the last minute due to the pre-show defection of Warner Home Video to the Blu-ray Disc camp.

One of the most high-profile HD DVD releases, ironically, will be from Warner, which won't officially abandon the Toshiba-developed format until the end of May. The studio Wednesday announced it will release a two-disc special edition of the action hit Twister on all three home entertainment software formats, with the DVD and Blu-Ray Disc coming May 6 and the HD DVD edition following May 27.

Orders are due April 1 for the standard DVD and Blu-ray Disc and April 22 for the HD DVD. Special features include a commentary, an HBO First Look Special on the making of the film, and a 2003 History Channel special on tornadoes.

Paramount Home Entertainment, which after May will be the only major studio besides longtime supporter Universal Studios Home Entertainment to release titles on the HD DVD format, is expected to announce a full slate of HD DVD titles for the first quarter today (Thursday, Jan. 17) – a slate it was to unveil at CES.

Already in stores is Zodiac, which quietly shipped...
 

Blu-ray Dominates Disc Sales Chart Post-Warner Announcement

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358w ago - The Blu-ray camp took a decisive lead in disc sales for the week ending January 13th, the first full week following Warner's announcement that it would abandon its HD DVD support.

Though Blu-ray has outsold HD DVD in overall disc sales by a factor of nearly 2:1 since the start of 2007, last week saw the largest gulf between the two rival formats yet, with Blu-ray commanding an 85% share of all high-def discs sold.

Home Media Magazine is reporting that of the top ten high-def discs sold on either format, not a single HD DVD disc made the list, with the top-selling HD DVD disc ('The Kingdom') moving only one tenth as many units as the best selling Blu-ray title, '3:10 to Yuma.'

While it's too soon to tell whether Warner's announcement had a direct effect on Blu-ray's stronger-than-ever disc sales lead, HD DVD had been holding steady with a relatively strong 39% share of high-def disc sales in the last weeks of the 2007 holiday shopping season.
 

Manufacturer attempts to minimize Warner Bros damage by halving some prices

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358w ago - Toshiba has reacted strongly to last week's news that Warner Bros had defected to Sony's Blu-ray camp by cutting prices on its HD DVD players in the US by up to half.

According to a report on CNN Money the suggested retail price of its three standalone players will fall by as much as USD 200 - the HD-A3 falls from around USD 300 to USD 150, the HD-A30 drops from USD 400 to USD 200 while the HD-A35 goes from USD 500 to just USD 300.

The company already marketed one of HD DVD's key advantages as being cheaper than Blu-ray, and Toshiba is taking drastic action to keep its format in the next-generation DVD race.

Following Warner's decision Blu-ray now boasts five key players on its side of the divide, while Paramount and Universal support HD DVD.

Toshiba America's group vice president of digital audio and video explained: "While price is one of the consideration elements for the early adopter, it is a deal-breaker for the mainstream consumer."

The company also plans a lengthy advertising campaign to promote HD DVD on TV, print and online.
 
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