QUOTE(jimbo40 @ Aug 24 2010, 01:54 PM)
People should read this..
This guy is assuming most of us will want to be keeping our units on PSN for online game play and such. I do believe most of us from the start assumed this would be something like the JTAG for the 360 and at the point we chose to go the homebrew rout we would forever be breaking the consoles relation with PSN. This is no big deal since just as with the 360 and jtag we would have 2 consoles. One for PSN and one for homebrew.
As for the price I agree. Way over priced for what it is. However there are 2 things to consider when it comes down to the price.
1. At the current time what other mods are available for the ps3?
2. Ease of use. Any modchip style mod that can be done without opening the console and breaking out a soldering iron is always more expensive than those that require some soldering skills and or use of a professional modder to do the work.
In the end we all know that the moment clones become available these chips will fall in price really fast.
As for the current use for this hack I too am not too impressed with just simply loading backups. What many of us hope is that this could somehow allow kernel access to at some point allow the ability to flash a custom os like the PSP custom firmware. Who knows only time will tell what may become of this.
But in the end anyone who places an order for this unit and thinks they will still enjoy PSN has only fooled themselves.