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Pocket Blu: iPhone Blu-ray Player and PS3 Remote Control Arrives

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236w ago - Today PS3Center.net (linked above) has ran across a free new iPhone application dubbed [Register or Login to view links], which essentially turns your iPhone into a Blu-ray player and PS3 remote control.

It can be downloaded from the [Register or Login to view links] and is being labeled as "the perfect utility application to compliment your Blu-ray movie watching experience."

The app is also also available for Blackberry and Android devices.

Requirements:

• Pocket BLU enabled Blu-ray discs
• BD-Live enabled Blu-ray player
• Pocket BLU enabled device
• Wi-Fi connection

Current Pocket BLU enabled Blu-ray discs: Bruno, Funny People, Public Enemies, Inglourious Basterds, American Pie 7 - American Pie Presents: Book of Love, 9, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassin's Ball, Couples Retreat, Cirque du Freak, and Fourth Kind.
 

Sony to Launch 3D-ready BDP-S470 Blu-ray Player for $200

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238w ago - Sony is set to launch its first 3D-ready Blu-ray Player model BDP-S470 later this month for $200, which is $100 less than the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

With a PS3 Firmware update slated for release this summer, it will be able to show 3D video in Full HD 1080p providing you have a 3D capable HDTV to view it in 3D.

As well as being able to display 3D video, the Sony BDP-S470 had play BD, DVD, CD and SACD, and it comes with BD-Live support, Bravia Internet Video, and a USB port that can be used to playback video from an external source.

Other features include 1080p DVD up-scaling, TueHD/DTS-HD Master audio decoding, and it also features support for Sony's free BD Remote App for the iPhone and iPod Touch that will let you control the player with your handheld Apple device.

PS3 3D titles showcased at CES 2010 included MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD, Resistance 2, and Killzone 2.
 

Rumor: Sony PS4 to Use Optical Storage Discs Like Blu-ray on PS3

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242w ago - Sony's Senior VP of Product Development Shuhei Yoshida at SCEA has hinted in a recent interview with German site [Register or Login to view links] that PS4 may use optical storage discs like the Blu-ray discs the PlayStation 3 currently utilizes.

To quote from the interview, roughly translated: "Whether Shuhei Yoshida believes that the technology of digital distribution even when stationary consoles like the PlayStation 3 or a future 'PlayStation 4 prevails, "we wanted to know about him:" I think that digital content easier to portable devices like the PSP or the iPod fits.

It's faster, easier and more convenient than a CD, and the volumes of data keep both in music and play in bounds, "replies the Senior Vice President of Product Development at SCEA in discussion with video games area.

For home consoles, where the game files 5 to 30 gigabytes in size, was a download, however no longer feasible. Disc-based media would play on the console market is a part.

"Game developers now have to use the entire capacity of a Blu-ray Disc. But we supplement the offer with smaller titles from the PlayStation Store, but the big blockbuster games will continue to appear...
 

Sony and Panasonic Propose Blu-ray Disc Capacity Increase

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243w ago - Sony and Panasonic have developed a new technology that will allow the layer capacity of Blu-ray disc to be increased from 25GB to 33.4GB per layer.

Apparently, exisiting devices would just need a simple upgrade to read all 33.4GB or 66.8GB per disc.

To quote: "Sony and Panasonic have announced that they have developed a new optical disc evaluation technology that will allow the layer capacity of Blu-ray media to increase from 25GB to 33.4GB using existing Blu-ray laser diodes.

This would presumably allow existing Blu-ray hardware - including Blu-ray Disc players and burners - to play the proposed discs with a simple firmware upgrade.

Currently, disc evaluation is accomplished by analyzing disc jitter, but at higher capacity, that technique becomes unreliable. Sony and Panasonic resolved this by developing i-MLSE (Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimation) evaluation index, which can perform the same function as jitter but at higher capacities."
 

District 9 with God of War III PS3 Demo - Own it NOW on Blu-ray

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245w ago - As previously reported, today SCEA's Product Marketing Specialist Ken Chan has announced that fans can now own the new District 9 with God of War III PS3 Demo on Blu-ray disc!

To quote: Adding to my Christmas Wish List this year (Hint to any of my family and friends reading this blog) is long awaited [Register or Login to view links] release of [Register or Login to view links].

Starting with a gorgeous 1.85:1 1080p transfer, and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio Mix, the [Register or Login to view links] include a Interactive Map feature "Joburg from Above: Satellite and Schematics of the World of District 9."

It provides a highly detailed environmental exploration of the world through a series of interactive satellite maps, technology schematics and photo-real files; and movieIQ, which allows viewers to immediately access continuously updated information on the cast & crew and explore relevant trivia such as production facts, music and soundtrack information all tied to scenes within the movie.

But what makes this Blu-Ray release really special, is the inclusion of the highly sought...
 
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