Sony is enhancing arsenal of its BD-Live features with the introduction of movieIQ, which connects viewers with a live real-time movie database powered by Gracenote.
We look at a couple of Sony's hot topics of 2008 that have yet to make an impact in 2009.
Samsung announced that its upcoming Blu-ray player, the BD-P1500, will be "BD-Live ready," but have backtracked on the promise that it will decode DTS-HD Master Audio.
Sony reports that the company's BD-Live servers are nearing one million visitors, indicating that BD-Live may be catching on despite criticism.
Iron Man's BD-live servers were overwhelmed last week, which only puts more attention the fact that the extra content could fit on the Blu-ray Disc, instead of forcing buyers to download it.
BD-Live functionality on certain Blu-ray movies makes it easy for content makers to add features after a movie is released, but it can also make it more annoying to access the content.
Sony has updated the BDP-S350 to add BD-Live (Profile 2.0) compatibility, and--for a limited time, at least--lowered the price to $300.
Sony has sold some 238,000 PS3s in Australia since its launch, and plans to keep that number ticking over with new games, community features and a TV recorder.
Sony releases firmware update to the PlayStation 3 right on schedule, making it the first Blu-ray player to support BD-Live.
A firmware upgrade will make the PlayStation 3 the first Blu-ray player with BD-Live (Profile 2.0) compatibility.