E3 08: Sony’s Announcements
Sony had there E3 press conference today as well, they made some pretty big announcements about their video service, the big one being it will be available tonight. Here are some details
- Download partners include, Sony, Fox, Lions gate, Warner, Disney, Paramount, and subsidies.
- You will have the ability to buy or rent both SD and HD content.
- You can transfer the content to a portable device, you can transfer to as many devices as you want.
- The download average given was a 2 hour SD movie can be downloaded in 1 hour, depending on the connection.
- The videos will be encoded in the AVC codec.
- Prices are: $15 to purchase, $6 to rent in HD, and $4 to rent in SD.
How do you guys will think this will factor into Blu-ray sales on the PS3? Analysts have gone on the record saying that if PS3 owners “go else where” it will hurt Blu-ray sales. I like the fact that you can buy movies along with renting them and then transfer it to portable devices.