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  1. Congratulations, my sons birthday is the ninth also.

  2. Not yet. Although in the meantime you can follow progress here: sacd-ripper.blogspot.com
  3. That's not going to happen, unless.. unless you are able to write the SACD "lead-in". I'm not an expert on this topic but I believe the firmwares are patched to ignore the lead-in. I have no idea if "normal" writers are capable of writing the lead-in. The second is disk encryption, but I believe this is not as important as there are disks out there that have no encryption at all and only have the "lead-in". I will be on a two week holiday and we are currently at 90, which is awesome already.. When I get back I hope we will be at 100+, let's see what happens..
  4. Thank you for your support guys, we're on 31 early adapters already! btw. I can confirm that both the software & hardware (no drivers needed) will be working on a MAC as well.
  5. I understand, and no I will not start a Kickstarter project. I might not have made myself clear.. I will not be asking anyone for money in advance. You'll be paying once I'm ready to send you a box. The only thing I'm currently asking you for is shear commitment. How's that for a risk? When we've reached that magic 150 unit mark I will start the work, fund it myself, but before that I won't do anything. So I'm putting my trust in you guys, how's that for a change? I also didn't mention it could take a while before you get your unit as there is significant work involved, which simply takes deve
  6. I don't want to end up in a yes/no discussion going nowhere. But I claim you are wrong as I know drives/drive parts are widely available.
  7. Good question and confirmed, the drive will remain original as there are no modifications necessary for it to operate outside the PS3.
  8. The PS3 SACD drive is the only drive that is capable of reading SACDs natively on a computer (be that PS3 or a PC). And yes, it happens to be a BR drive.
  9. Howdy, As some of you know I've made SACD ripping available through a PS3. The process of finding a PS3 with the correct software is cumbersome to say the least. Bare with me, there is another option.. The internal PS3 Blu-Ray player can actually be connected to a standard IDE port. With the proper software to go along the Blu-Ray drive can be authenticated to your PC and you'll be able to rip SACD's from your desktop computer directly. Yes, it really could be as simple as connecting the drive to a USB port and start the ripping process. Sounds great, so what's the catch? There is si
  10. Indeed. With Blu-Ray functionality they are talking about the Blu-Ray movie discs that can be played back on the PS3. If you don't care either, you can keep the unit.. [edit]this method is probably 'easiest' for restoring: http://www.ps3hax.net/2011/03/how-to-remarry-bd-drives-to-other-consoles/[/edit]
  11. I've lost blu-ray playback as well during the development of SACD Ripper (when the problem wasn't known..). Personally I don't care, it still reads all other discs except blu-ray, and I only use it for SACD Ripping and nothing else. There is a way to retain your blu-ray functionality but you'll have to google for it..
  12. Ok, that's too bad, but there are still a couple of options left.. If you haven't done this yet, first try to full format the current hard disk and retry the upgrade (there is also a possibility your hard disk is corrupt or not working properly). Also read these: http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/3400992?start=0&tstart=0 http://www.ps3iso.com/ps3-help/55813-play-station-3-3-55-a-3.html In both forums they talk about the same error and downgrading to 3.15 and afterwards upgrade to a higher firmware.. last time I checked one needed a special usb key to downgrade the fi
  13. Not 100% sure, but I think someone fiddled with your console (downgraded with a hardware flasher) so your PS3 could have been a > 3.56 firmware before. This means another part of your system (called syscon) is still > 3.56. You 'could' try a firmware that bypasses these syscon compatibility check. This one seems to be a good one: http://www.logic-sunrise.com/telecharger-359251-rogero-cfw-v2-kmeaw-lv1-patched372-spoofprivacy-patch.html If the upgrade to this firmware is successful my findings are indeed true, and your future firmware will need to have this syscon compatibility ch
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