Originally Posted by SmokeCapone
OtherOS was offered with the system as a bonus feature, nothing more!
I even remember when they talked about it at E3 because I WAS THERE when they announces the PS3 and all its supposed features. But i dont see know one suing over the missing USB PORTS and DUAL HDMI ports they touted up until release.
Bonus or not, it was offered and marketed to consumers as feature and included in the price of the system.
The PS3 still has USB functionality. It doesn't have card readers anymore, but it does still support USB card readers. They didn't take any already sold functionality away there.
Duel HDMI was a possible spec, but they never sold us a PS3 claiming to have it, then removing or not including it.
They did take out the PS2 BC hardware and went slim, but there's no problem because they're not selling that to anyone, or making it appear they are. They also didn't disable it on BC consoles, they just no longer support it going forward.
OtherOS was a feature that they disabled through a hardware update to customers they already sold it to, which is a big deal.
They drew a line in the sand and said even though you already paid for this, were disabling it. So you either forfeit your right to play games and movies on your PS3 and keep it (refuse to update), or you update and disable a feature you already paid for. Further more, they did it hiding behind the stupid reason that it was the best way to stop a jailbreak and any future piracy; rather then put the money and effort into coming up with a proper fix.
Now they're facing both lawsuits and the threat of a completely jailbroken system, and I'm laughing my ass off. whoops.