Finally, some decent information starts to pop up.
It's nice to know that, even though Sony wanted to support PS2 and PS1 by emulation, they decided to go with hardware support until emulation is done and good to go. This shows their commitment to support their customer base that expects to use older software with the new hardware.(it is more expensive to add the hardware support than, let's say, promise emulation support and leave the customer hanging...)
I just need to know what is the support for other audio codecs, since TrueHD seems to be decoded internally. Also, if there is current support or plans for bitstream support to all advanced codecs in the future(this is HDMI 1.3 after all)
The Linux tidbits are all I expected from the system, and looks like the most feasible way to provide support without compromising the ps3 basic system, no matter what the user do on the linux partition... I feel it will make a great HTPC. All we need now is a good USB cable receiver for PVR functions, and a bigger HDD upgrade in the future...