thought i would share an email i sent sony, wanted to see what sort of reply i would get so here it is:
emailed sony again just to see if i can get a legitimate reason for removal of other os.
i know this will end up in going absoloutely no where but hey at least i had my say.
Customer 03/31/2010 11:26 AM
terms and condition say to PROVIDE CONTENT or services which sounds to me like giving me something, you also mention to ensure hardware is functioning properly my ps3 is functioning perfectly with other os installed so why are you removing it. basically you are saying except the update or lose the ability to use psn store (your loss not mine) but also the ability to play games online (mine and sony`s loss) as i wont be buying or playing your games.
its not my fault some hacker has exploited your console and your fix is to take away the means for him to hack it. its a bit like the leap year fix lets face it you never fixed it you just waited for the date to come around and the console updated itself or the user manually changed it themselves. i really enjoy my ps3 console but feel that sony has managed to sway me towards microsoft not because its hackable as if i wanted to play backups of games i would have bought one ages ago, i stuck with sony
for quality and knowing what customers wanted, i just feel that making customers do something or lose the ability to do what most of us bought this console for which is playing games online with the latest technology you will now lose the console war.
Response (Jamal W.) 03/31/2010 12:09 PM
Your concerns have been heard.We value your input and appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Please rest assured that we will convey your feedback to Sony Computer Entertainment America's ("SCEA") appropriate management