1. pedro702

    pedro702 GBAtemp Legend
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    10,496
    Country:
    Portugal
    what piracy prevention? this is just updating the bluray keys so newer blurays play on the ps3, it changed absolutely nothing to prevent piracy... seriously all ps3 latest what 20 updates were just bluray keys getting added...
     
    Moke3 and Scott_pilgrim like this.
  2. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2008
    Messages:
    3,341
    Country:
    I hear you, streaming still doesn't compare to physical but it will catch up eventually. I'm trying my best to resist the trend as I still use vinyl as much as possible, but it just isn't as convenient. I also repaired my Sony Walkman the other day and had a blast listening to some old tapes so maybe there's more to it than just the fidelity.
     
    Last edited by subcon959, Dec 6, 2020
    Scott_pilgrim likes this.
  3. osaka35

    osaka35 Instructional Designer
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,266
    Country:
    United States
    a lossless encoder that's also nice and compact but easily decompressed on the fly would be a dream. Im 1000% down for that,but i think it's a ways away. I have some laserdisc in storage, but i think I'll stick to my blu-rays lol. I guess with music there's this tonal quality of analogue vs digital? I hear similar talks about things shot on film vs digital, but it's so hard to find film shot *and* shown movies anymore. But definitely a fun experience when it can be had, for sure.
     
    Scott_pilgrim likes this.
  4. driverdis

    driverdis I am Justice
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2011
    Messages:
    2,719
    Country:
    United States
    i keep my 2011 BDP5100 with a region-free modchip offline since the last time I updated it a few years ago it broke the region-free functionality so after fixing this I have had it offline. I keep my other players offline as well and have never had to update them over the internet to play new movies. I buy movies quite often and I doubt new releases use old keys but I can still play them.

    now for menu issues, last time I experienced this was the older non BD-Live players from pre 2009. Most movie houses use the same generic menu layouts anyway so I have not run into anything crazy the 2011 player could not run. I live in a small town so feedback from regular customers is common, especially with technology like phones and TVs.

    I have also sold Blu-ray players as a retail worker for years and have had people save money buying the wired networking only players if they don’t stream or have internet and I have not had anyone come back and tell me that the player stopped playing discs or required an update.

    I did however have a regular stop in who told me he had to update his PS3 regain the ability to play any movies, it stops playing all movies once the keys expire.

    if normal players need firmware or key updates online then people with no internet or would not be able to use a Blu-ray player for long as newer discs would not work, which I have not personally seen outside of the PS3 and software like PowerDVD.
     
    Scott_pilgrim likes this.
  5. pedro702

    pedro702 GBAtemp Legend
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    10,496
    Country:
    Portugal
    every bluray player i have ever seen has an disclaimer saying it needs update if you never updated it for like 6 years, sometimes you can just press continue anyway and the movie will play sometimes not and they arent ps3 but standard bluray players from lg,Samsung and the likes.
     
    Scott_pilgrim likes this.
  6. stanleyopar2000

    stanleyopar2000 Dirty Weeb ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    Messages:
    4,212
    Country:
    United States
    PS3Hen was blocked and exploits were coincidently patched.
     
  7. player594

    player594 GBAtemp Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2006
    Messages:
    424
    Country:
    United States
    Get your facts straight. Nothing was patched. A working HEN version is already out.
     
    Scott_pilgrim likes this.
  8. raxadian

    raxadian GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2018
    Messages:
    2,371
    Country:
    Argentina
    Eh haven't bought any new Blu-ray disks so I won't bother.
     
    Scott_pilgrim likes this.
  9. Deleted User

    Deleted User Newbie

    Ughhhhhhh
    I knew this would happen as soon as I updated my hfw
     
  10. Immortallix

    Immortallix GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    119
    Country:
    United States
    Anyone know of any actually good 3rd party DS3s? 2 of my officials have succumbed to drift and its hard to come by new ones for a decent price anyways. Have already tried my luck with 4rd party ones off Aliexpress, but they're crap.
     
  11. kehkou

    kehkou does what Nintendon't
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009
    Messages:
    746
    Country:
    United States
    Here is a brand new unopened official Sony DS3 for $18 USD at eBay, various colors ($14 if you don't mind yellow).
     
    Last edited by kehkou, Dec 9, 2020
  12. Immortallix

    Immortallix GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    119
    Country:
    United States
    I've seen ones like this before and people have told me they're Chinese aftermarket ones
     
  13. kehkou

    kehkou does what Nintendon't
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009
    Messages:
    746
    Country:
    United States
    Good gods you're right! Too bad the $20 eBay official ones i had purchased are long since sold out.

    BoT, I use my PS3 as both a media player/streamer/Plexbox, and an (almost) all-inclusive Playstation/Sega-based retro game machine (similar to my modded Wii U for all previous Nintendo home console games). 90% of its function is as my media player, which is reduced to nearly zero until a new Ferrox CFW comes out.
     
  14. Immortallix

    Immortallix GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    119
    Country:
    United States
    Yeah, I might take a chance on em anyways, still use mine for a lot of media as well.
     
    Scott_pilgrim likes this.
  15. Yoshi128k

    Yoshi128k Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2020
    Messages:
    23
    Country:
    United States
    Definitely quite a weird thing for Sony to do with a console they discontinued 3 years ago, but I mean, there are probably still quite a few people watching Blu-ray movies on their PS3s.
     
  16. depaul

    depaul GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2014
    Messages:
    977
    Country:
    France
    HEN is already out for that new FW.
    I only play occasionally, and when I do use my PS3 rather than my PS4, believe it or not.
     
  17. Hielkenator2

    Hielkenator2 GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2017
    Messages:
    156
    Country:
    Albania
    Actually that is on Netflix's development part. Nintendo has no hand in that particular app on Wii or WiiU.
     
  18. EmBlaze

    EmBlaze GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2018
    Messages:
    144
    Country:
    Canada
    Leawo Blu-ray Player worked fine last I tried it.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - PlayStation, official, firmware