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 May 26, 2005 - 10:00 AM - by Michael
* PS3 "Not a game machine"?

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Funny - I'm pretty sure that most gamers are looking at the PS3 as a game machine.

But Ken Kutaragi doesn't think so. This isn't unlike the disconnects on what the Xbox360 is, but it's unusual to hear it from Sony.

"Users will be able to store their content in an online storage server called the 'Cell Storage.' And the Cell processor, when it's not being used, can refine the content's quality. We call it the 'aging' process. For example, users can 'age' their Standard Definition (SD) video and up-convert it to High Definition (HD) video. We have many plans [for the PS3], but this 'Cell Storage' service is something that we definitely intend to launch. By using the Cell's security feature, users will be able to rip DVDs that include copyright protection and lay it in the storage area to refine its video quality."
Online storage... *shudder*. I'm not sure I trust Sony to watch over my data. Nevermind the possible bandwidth and latency issues.
 

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