CES 2008: Sony touts BD Live – Blu-ray transfers from PS3 to PSP

CES 2008: Sony touts BD Live, Blu-ray transfers from PS3 to PSP - Image 1There’s potentially big news in blowing in today, and it comes straight from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Apparently, Sony‘s been demonstrating the “next level of disc copying” to a curious audience and successfully transferred an entire Blu-ray movie as a lower-res version to a PlayStation Portable’s memory stick. More on that at the full story.

CES 2008: Sony touts BD Live, Blu-ray transfers from PS3 to PSP - Image 1 

The next generation of portable cinema viewing has just been demoed to the public at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and surprisingly it’s stemming from Sony’s camp. Samples of Blu-ray movies were successfully copied from a Sony PlayStation 3 Blu-ray drive to a Sony PlayStation Portable’s memory stick, as part of Sony’s new gig known as BD Live.

BD Live web-oriented service appears to be Sony’s approach to interactivity as well as portability, but it isn’t limited to copying low-resolution movies to portable players. Other abilities include ring tone downloading and other media content to a BD Live media player.

David Bishop, president of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, said, “There was always the promise of greater interactivity. You’ll see that coming in the new year,” though more details on what else BD Live will offer were few at best. Expect more in store as developments roll in.

A whole lotta kudos goes to TheSilenceOfNoOne for the tip!

Via PC World

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