Every cheap conventional DVD player can play both. I have many PAL DVDs and it's insanely annoying that I can't play them. And, it's not like the PS3 can't play MPEG-2 @ 25 fps, so why doesn't it play PAL?
I don't see the purpose in any sense - marketing, business, difficulty... That's always been the most damn annoying thing about the PS3. It's completely stupid.
I've looked for the simplest things to mod my PS3 for, or maybe change some hardware. I was even willing to pay good amounts for certain things which is a depth I never go to, but all attempts to no avail.
Has there been ANY breakthroughs with this whatsoever? What is it, completely hack proof of even the smallest things? It's like more secure than the Pentagon, seriously...
It's just so strange because the PS3 gives so much freedom to do so many things, more so than many things in the past, and none of the features can be taken advantage of?
I know I can play PAL discs by installing Linux, but other than that, what I'm asking is to be able to play it using THE PS3 ITSELF. I can just as easily plug in my laptop to my TV, but that's just eww.. That defeats the whole purpose and is hard to get looking even close to as good.
Thanks for your time guys.