Yeah, I know. Should've just bought a cheap stand alone blu-ray player instead of a console that supposedly would do "everything"
There is one aspect of this which makes no sense to me, and that is blu-ray playback.
If blu-ray discs can supposedly update players with the latest keys (or whatever DRM), then why should leaving the PS3 OS at a lower level even matter?
Why shouldn't DRM on disc be able to update the player component instead of requiring the whole system to be updated?
Are they now also intentionally breaking their own DRM design?
What if I had no internet access, and no way of updating the PS3 firmware?
I thought the whole idea of blu-ray's DRM scheme was to allow for newer discs to update the player's encryption such that playback would still work, even with no internet access on the blu-ray player..........
Are they going to mandate that a new firmware for PS3 be included on blu-ray movies? Doubt that would go over well.
Personally, I don't care about the PSN. Don't game online with it. Patches for games are nice I guess, but are the absolutely needed???
This whole thing reeks of massive class action lawsuit.