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Importing Sony PS3 into UK, Europe ? Its Illegal

Posted by sonypsp at Saturday, October 28, 2006

Importing a PS2, PSP or PS3 into the EU without permission from SCE is illegal.

Sony is laying down the law in regards to importing its consoles - doing so without their permission is against the law. The news follows Sony's court victory over online retailer Lik-Sang in a case concerning the grey importing of the PSP. Judge Michael Fysh found that Lik-Sang was in breach of intellectual property rights when it sold Japanese PSPs to European consumers.

Sony is taking a firm stance on importing and looks set to follow up actions it took over the PSP all over again for the launch of the PS3.

"The law is clear; grey importing PS2, PSP or PS3 into the EU, without the express permission of SCE is illegal. Therefore, we will utilise the full scope of the law to put a stop to any retailers who chose to do this," a Sony rep said to "Ultimately, we're trying to protect consumers from being sold hardware that does not conform to strict EU or UK consumer safety standards, due to voltage supply differences et cetera; is not - in PS3's case - backwards compatible with either PS1 or PS2 software; will not play European Blu-Ray movies or DVDs; and will not be covered by warranty."

There's no doubt that PlayStation 3 imports will be in high demand in Europe, given that North America and Japan get the console in November, which is likely to be at least four months prior to the PlayStation 3 launch in Europe. What actions Sony takes to prevent PS3 importing is yet to be seen, but the platform holder has already shown that it's more than willing to take the matter to the courts.

Sony PS3 Commercials, Ads, Lauch videos

Posted by sonypsp at Saturday, October 28, 2006
Sony has just released two new PlayStation 3 commericals:
“Play B3yond - Capacity” and “Play B3yond - Smarter”.

Play B3yond - Capacity

Play B3yond - Smarter

SONY PS3 - Whats inside the box?

Posted by sonypsp at Saturday, October 28, 2006

Whats inside a SONY PS3 Box?

Posted by sonypsp at Sunday, October 15, 2006
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HDMI port, Blu-Ray drive, Cell processor -- the PS3 will ship with everything needed for high definition playback. Everything except for high definition cables, that is.

The latest issue of Famitsu contains a first report on the cables that will be included with the Japanese version of the PS3. Purchasers of either the 60 Gig or 20 Gig models will get a power cord, USB cable, ethernet cable and standard composite AV cable.

That's right! No component, HDMI or D cables are included in the box! While Sony hasn't announced the wiring that will be bundled with the US version of the system, in Japan at least, those who want high definition cables will have to make a separate purchase.

On the plus side, the PS3's AV Multi Out interface accepts the same cables that you used with your PS2, so if you already have S-Video, D or Component cables, you should be able to reuse them.

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