BD-Live (AKA Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0) titles were released earlier
this year, despite the fact that there were no players yet capable of
supporting BD-Live. But ...
Hi again everyone. Here’s a quick preview of the next PLAYSTATION 3 system software update coming up in the next few days. Firmware v2.20, introduces a number of features to further enhance your PLAYSTATION 3 as the hub of your entertainment center.
Most notably, the update enables the PS3 to support Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0, also known as BD-Live. You can connect now to the Internet while playing discs that support BD-Live to obtain additional content and special features. These features vary from disc to disc, and will keep your BD discs fresh with new content and in some cases exclusive content only accessible to owners of BD-Live enabled discs. On April 8th Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release The 6th Day and Walk Hard on Blu-ray; these titles will be among the first to take advantage of BD-Live. With this update, the PLAYSTATION 3 becomes the first Blu-ray player on the market with BD-Live functionality.
With the price of upcoming BD-Live standalone players expected to be $100 more than an entry level PS3, your choice is made easier. Standalone Blu-ray player, or PS3 with some console gaming goodness? Hmmm.