Originally Posted by Phrehdd
PS4 or should it be rightfully called the BS4?
Will it play MKV - probably not
Will it play iso files - probably not
Will it play VC-1 based M2TS files - probably not
and on and on.
The PS3 technically could handle all of the above but Sony in its infinite wisdom (and greed) elected not to support those files.
Meanwhile, people use XBMC, Plex and other software on the Mac (Win and Linux too) for free, or they get a Dune or Popcorn player and some use the newer Blu Ray players to stream content from their drives or Netflix and Hulu etc.
Sorry Sony, some of us just aint buying your "media center" BS-4. People with the PS3 should continue to use them and choose other devices for the difference that supposedly the new Sony Played-Out station will cover.
Gripe over (grin)
I had burnt a lot of BD-R's in the last few years some of them are 25GB and some are 50GB, They played fine on the fat PS3 and continued to do so on the slim that I have now, Few months ago Sony started releasing firmwares almost weekly, I put one of the discs that recently burned and it won't play so I thought it was just a disc error, I pulled out few discs that I'm sure they played on the same console before to my surprise they all gave the same error when the movie starts, The console drive would load the disc and displays the menu but only when hitting play it gives the error message, So yeah I will never consider the PS3, PS4 or any future PS# an entertainment center, It's a money making machine to push blu-ray and games discs sales, that's all.