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From Ars: BD movie market may be segmented.

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The 2.0 profile brings picture-in-picture and online functionality to Blu-ray discs; these movies will have "BD-Live" stickers on the case so you know certain features will require 2.0-compliant players. Discs that only require 1.1 profile players will be adorned with "Bonus View" stickers.
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...of-player.html


While the PS3 only has a total of 512MB of RAM, and Profile 2.0 necessitating 1 Gig of RAM, the built in hard disc drive should be able to handle the flow over (through swapping or extension.) Current BD stand alone players usually have less than 512MB of RAM, so they will probably not be able to play Profile 2.0 movies. This will probably cause consumer confusion, with resulting frustrations, returns and vehement cursing (if "legacy" BD players hang, crash, black screen or refuse to recognise the disc) if the wrong product is purchased.
 

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Originally Posted by wallijonn /forum/post/12860804


While the PS3 only has a total of 512MB of RAM, and Profile 2.0 necessitating 1 Gig of RAM, the built in hard disc drive should be able to handle the flow over (through swapping or extension.) Current BD stand alone players usually have less than 512MB of RAM, so they will probably not be able to play Profile 2.0 movies. This will probably cause consumer confusion, with resulting frustrations, returns and vehement cursing (if "legacy" BD players hang, crash, black screen or refuse to recognise the disc) if the wrong product is purchased.

I do agree the profile mess is a nighmare for retailers and consumers but the article is just plain wrong.


1) The 1GB refers to persistent storage (aka flash or magnetic) RAM is not a spec requirement.

2)Profile 2.0 "should" play in 1.1 or 1.0 players the consumer will just be "missing" the extra features.
 

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The article you link to appears to be correct, but what you stated in your post isn't. Profile 1.1 players need 64kb of persistant memory (RAM), and 256mb of storage. Profile 2.0 players need 64kb of persistant memory, and 1Gb of storage. The PS3 can easily do that. Both of the new profiles require a secondary audio and video decoder.


All blu ray players will be able to play all Blu Ray movies (assuming the studio authors them correctly). The only thing that older players may not be able to play are certain special features.


If you have a profile 1.0 player, you aren't going to be able to watch the picture in picture commentary on a profile 1.1 disc, but you can still watch the movie.


If you only have a profile 1.1 player you aren't going to be able to get on the internet and download ringtones/themes or other special items that a profile 2.0 disc may offer.
 

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The article you link to appears to be correct, but what you stated in your post isn't. Profile 1.1 players need 64kb of persistant memory (RAM), and 256mb of storage. Profile 2.0 players need 64kb of persistant memory, and 1Gb of storage. The PS3 can easily do that. Both of the new profiles require a secondary audio and video decoder.

RAM != persistent storage. The term "persistent memory (RAM)" is inherently an oxymoron.
 
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