An online report has stated that PlayStation 3 owners enjoy not only one of the cheapest Blu-ray players on the market, but also one that is uniquely future-proof.
While owners of most other Blu-ray DVD players may find themselves unable to enjoy future developments in the technology because their machines are not upgradeable, PlayStation 3 consoles feature the hardware and online access that allows them to download updates, claims the BBC.
The lack of upgrades on other Blu-ray players is, claims the report, due to backers failing to devise a set standard relating to system requirements for the platform, meaning that it is not mandatory to include internet access in standalone players.
European chairman of the Blu-ray Disc Association Frank Simonis said that, while the issue is "not an ideal situation", Blu-ray consumers are more concerned with the high-definition playback than with upgradeable features.
Later in the year, Blu-ray will introduce Profile 2.0, allowing upgradeable players, such as the PS3, to access media content, including ringtones, trailers and photos.
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