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Old 1st March, 2008, 09:03 PM
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Sony Announces Profile 2.0 Blu-ray Disc Players

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The next generation of Blu-ray Disc players crib from HD DVD feature set
Marcus Yam (Blog) - February 29, 2008 8:46 AM
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With Blu-ray Disc on the winning side of the high-definition war, the format appears to finally be hitting its stride in stabilizing its advanced feature set. [Front page...]
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Old 2nd March, 2008, 12:15 AM
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Gah, this is why I never understood peoples' perception that Blu-Ray was a superior movie format. As stated in the article, these features have been around in HD-DVD since the beginning. Even the cheapest HD-DVD player had an ethernet port to update itself. Now, it seems that unless you're using a PS3 as your first-gen blu-ray player you're screwed when it comes to these new features.

As much as it seemed like putting the blu-ray drive into the PS3 was a mistake at the beginning, Sony knew exactly what they were doing. Bravo, Sony.
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Some blu-ray players do have ethernet ports. But, it's not just a case of a firmware upgrade, there are specific hardware requirements.

Profile 2.0 requires:

1GB minimum storage space.
A virtual file system.
Secondary video/audio processors for PiP.
Internet ability.
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Wonder if Blu-Ray"1" owners will be happy about this? The good part is that they are such a bargain for a stand-alone player. Yeah, right.
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