|The Sony Playstation 2 is the newest of the next generation consoles coming to the home market. The system itself is the latest 128 bit console system to hit the market. Now, you may wonder why I am including this in a DVD site. Well the main reason I am including it onto the site is because of the DVD drive built into the unit. With a DVD drive built into the unit it has the potential for the DVD format to reach millions of people who otherwise would not be able to get a normal DVD/DVD-ROM drive which in turn boosts the market for the DVD industry.|
|So far this is what is known
about the DVD features of the PSX2. The machine will of course include
region coding that runs in basically the same lines of standard region
coding on DVD's today. Americans will get the R1 player, Japan a R2
player of the NTSC variety.
Now this is where things get interesting Australia & England will most likely get a R2/R4 combined PAL version player as the machines we get now are made in Europe and shipped out here as we have the same PAL signal. The Machine will be able to read all discs including the DVD-18 format. The PSX2 will support Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS sound and well as standard PCM sound tracks as well. 16:9 playback is rumoured on the system. It is rumoured that the PSX2 will also come with optical digital out connector. At the moment it sounds a lot like rumours than actual info but that's the reason why the page was put up in the first place.
Update 15/8/00-The Playstation II console has now slipped to November 30th and will have a new retail of $749.
Update 20/6/00-With the soon to be released Playstation II console grabbing all the attention, Sony are now handing out info on the redesigned Playsation now called the PSone. An article and some pics have been released. Click here for more info.
Update 22/5/00- The Sony Playstation II console now has an official Australian release date. 26th October is the date set. It's Australian RRP will be $699.
Update 12/2/00- I have heard a few rumours that the PSX2 may only support DTS sound and not Dolby Digital. This is not confirmed as yet!
Update 16/2/00- Received more info on the PSX2 today. Looks like Dolby Digital 5.1 is in. Phew. I also received an email today from an unknown source revealing some more info on the PSX2. If anybody knows the source of this info I would be glad to know about it.
|THE ANONYMOUS EMAIL|
Sony Computer Entertainment has done it's best to prove that PS2's DVD
128 Bit "Emotion Engine"
Main Memory Direct
Rumours & Truths
|All Format DVD Playback (Inc DVD-18)||Yes|
|Dolby Digital 5.1 & DTS & PCM Sound||Yes|
|Optical Digital Output||Yes|