CES, 2016. Sony releases a USB turntable, named HX500. Sony will provide backup- software for the Mac and PC and it connects via USB. From there, you can send the DSD (Direct Stream Digital) copies to your computer or device. Of course Sony would prefer you to play them back on their Hi-Res-playing Sony Walkmans.
The DSD audio is a lossless audio quality that will sound more full and rich than your downloaded MP3 file. Andy why not, vinyl records have been making a big comeback the last couple of years.
Over the past several weeks we’ve read reports about the PS3 Jail breaking solution via USB whereby the jailbreak tricks the console into thinking it’s in debug mode and thus gives you access to the device like never before.
The PS3 jailbreak would allow the use of illegal games as well as homebrew games to be played on the console.Â In addition, the hack also blocked mandatory updates from Sony which could overwrite the hack and secure the device once again.
Jail breaking like this is nothing new, in fact we’ve heard about it with the iPhone for [literally] years.Â However, with the PS3 it was a bit different.Â It was different because the PS3 has been a platform which has remained unbroken or un-hacked [if that’s a word] for nearly a decade.Â That is a feat no other gaming company has
Sony is definitely not a team player when it comes to formats and building a universal base for outside development [Betamax and Memory Stick to name a few] but Sony did make a small step in the right direction with their Marine CD Receivers.
The Sony Marine CD Receiver is a wired remote which allows connection via USB from iPods or iPhones for digital music playback.
The Sony Marine uses a powerful navigation dial system to weed through your extensive audio collection or you can use the connected device itself to select your song of choice.
The Sony Marine is comprised of two units with remote connecting via USB.Â The main unit, like a typical stereo and the RM-X60M remote to control your stereo, well remotely.Â Both head units share DM+ technology that enhances the sound quality of compressed audio files such as supported MP3 and non-DRM WMA and AAC formats.
The remote will be priced at $130 when it ships, and the CDX-H910UI marine receiver priced at about $350.Â Nothing for a boat is cheap.Â After all doesn’t B.O.A.T. mean Bust out Another Thousand?