BD-Live heading to PS3 this month

Having slugged it out for the HD belt, Sony is now turning its attention to upping their BluRay game, announcing that the much-vaunted BD-Live will hi

Having slugged it out for the HD belt, Sony is now turning its attention to upping their BluRay game, announcing that the much-vaunted BD-Live will hit PS3s at the end of the month.

BD-Live, known in less–swanky circles as BluRay 2.0, will offer owners of Sony’s increasingly great hub downloadable video content, access to ringtones and the movie-based games they made such a fuss about way back when.

Punters who have laid out on a standalone player won’t be able to snaffle all these extra goodies unfortunately, with the firmware update only available on the next-gen console.

Up-to-the minute models packing the 2.0 tech, including Panasonic’s DMP-BD50 and Sony’s own BDP-S550, are due to land later in the year.

Sony says that when the firmware update arrives in the next few days, you’ll also be able to transfer music and photos via USB from your PS3 to your PSP.

While you wait, why not see what we made of the trimmed down, cheaper PS3 in our vidcast.

Essentials

BD-Live

Price: £Free

On sale: March

Contact: Sony