Some idea about a way to play backup on a PS3 (and XBox 360 + wii).
Currently we have these communication layers on a PS3 when we read a blueray disk/game disk.
Blueray Disk<=>Lens<=>Decode optical to numeric signal<=>Encrypt data<=>Send these data to main board<=>Decrypt and run.
Won't it be possible to have
Laptop/Computer<=>USB cable<=>Custom Chip<=>Decode optical to numeric signal<=>Encrypt data<=>Send these data to main board<=>Decrypt and run.
The idea is to simulate a lens/"optical2numberic chip decoder" using a raw image stored on your computer (or simulate the optical<=>numeric signal). We don't "burn" backups anymore, they are all stored on an harddisk. Speed of reading could be even faster.
Any ideas why it could or couldn't work?