Sunday, August 31, 2008

Some weird behavior (limitations) of PS3 AND Macross series on Japanese PS3 Video store


Don't know if I have ranted about this weird behavior PS3 has: if mpeg with aac audio is muxed, the playback depends on the resolution of the video. If the video has a 1440*1080 resolution, the file plays; if the video has a 1920*1080 resolution, the file is "corrupt" as reported by PS3. Guess I'll have to just wait and see if they'll fix it in the future firmware (Not likely though), but they did give me DD5.1 output on XMB and fixed playback issue for my CBS recorded files.

Next limitation I have encountered recently is the amount of external media storage devices. After I insert a fourth media storage device, the PS3 complains that it has reached its maximum media storage device, and prompts me to remove one. The exact wording is "You have reached the limit on the number of storage media device. Remove a storage media device to continue." But I didn't remove any devices, and all of them seems to be working fine, at least had no problem of reading, not sure about writing though...

Next is the news about Macross, the entire Macross series, yes including the latest Frontier, will be available for downloading on the Japnaese PS3 video store in September according to this news.

These titles:

「マクロス ゼロ」/「マクロスF(フロンティア)」/「超時空要塞マクロス」/「超時空要塞マクロス 愛・おぼえていますか」/「超時空要塞マクロスII -LOVERS AGAIN-」/「マクロス7」/「マクロスプラス」/「劇場版 マクロス7 銀河がオレを呼んでいる!」/「マクロスプラス MOVIE EDITION」/「マクロス ダイナマイト7」

Which translate to:

Macross Zero
Macross F
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross
SDF Macross Do you remember love?
SDF Macross II Lovers Again
Macross 7
Macross Plus
Macross 7 the Movie "The Galaxy's calling me!"
Macross Plus "The movie Edition"
Macross Dynamite 7

Will be available on Bandai Channel.

The article didn't say if any of these will be available in HD though.