OK, lets talk about Home. First do you even think its a good idea? Next, what would you like to have included in Home? Finally, what SHOULDNT they include.
Some things I think should be included.
- You can play music off of your harddrive in your house. Wouldn't that be cool. You could even go to the house of small bands and listen to tunes.
- You could play videos off of your hard drive on a TV set in home.
- Another thing that is supposedly definitely in the works is showing your pictures in your home, again very cool for us home theater enthusiasts.
- Now, some might disagree with this, but I would also like to see a lot of oppurtunies for marketing. That is, I would love to be able to walk into a virtual store and check out some things and have the option to buy them from PSN. Maybe I could walk over to "Fox Land" over "Virtual Universal Studios" and download trailers for movies that are coming out. These could be updated by the studios rather than Sony, so we might see more frequent content.
Somet things I dont want to see.
- Dont ever make me pay for the basic service. I dont mind being nickled and dimed for extra stuff like games and really cool stuff for my house, but dont make me pay monthly to walk around, chat, put basic media in my house, and play games.
- Don be slow! The graphics dont have to be that great on this thing, just make sure it runs smoothely and I can navigate easily.
- Dont force me to have to watch anything. Again, this goes into ease of use. I dont mind advertising and such, but make it a part of the environment, that way I can check it out if I want to. I dont want to have to sit through an advertisement b/w sequences.
Anyway, just a few thoughts. I think home has a lot of potential. I hope by around a yr from now it is looking good.