Sony France bribe locals into HDTV

According to Japanese gadget blog, Akihabara news, Sony France is offering its customers a huge cashback pay-off if they buy a Sony HD TV with a PS3 o

According to Japanese gadget blog, Akihabara news, Sony France is offering its customers a huge cashback pay-off if they buy a Sony HD TV with a PS3 or Blu-ray player.Apparently, Sony will refund its French customers up to 500€ (Euros), around £350, each depending on the types of TV and Blu-ray players bought.Just so happens, the cost of a 60GB PS3 in France is around 500€ Euros. So, using the magic of maths, we’ve figured out you could, potentially, get a PS3 for free if you buy an HDTV. In France.We contacted Sony to discuss this Blu mouth-watering offer but they haven’t got back to us yet. We suspect we’ll see nothing like this in the UK, however.Not unless the company removes the HDTVs’ abilities to display standard definition signals. You know, to keep costs down. EssentialsSony PlayStation 3Price: From £300 On sale: Out nowContact: PS3Related stories:Review: Sony PlayStation 3News: PS3 pads to get rumble back?News: PS3 pads price and dates