[vdr] vdr on PS3

Matthias Schniedermeyer ms at citd.de
Thu Jan 4 13:54:25 CET 2007

Clemens Kirchgatterer wrote:
> i can see many of us are seeking for the right hardware for vdr, so i
> am. i want to start some discussion about the upcoming Sony PS3 as an
> vdr client on steroids. as it will support linux out of the box, it
> seams logical to, at least, think about it. i came to the following
> pro/contra list:
> pro: it supports HD (and Blue-Ray), is small and living room ready,
> comes with linux, has powerful CPU, you get a gameconsole for free ;-)
> contra: gets hot, likly DRM locked in some regards, it's a sony
> the last point may be even not so bad, as sony loses money on each
> selled device.
> so what do others think about this idea? anything i have not thought
> about that makes it even impossible to run vdr (or some other softdevice
> client) on the PS3?

I'd say the only downside of the Linux support kills it as a VDR platform.

Graphic is NOT accelerated.

That's the only downside i'm aware of, and i can understand Sony a little in this point.
Otherwise all game developers could just skip paying licensing royalties and just develop for Linux at PS3.

Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as
bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No, the Real Programmer
wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor -- complicated,
cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous.

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