When Blu-Ray wasn’t ready to ship, they shipped a Blu-Ray that wasn’t ready, to ship. That strategy seems to have worked.
Now, the finished version of Blu-Ray, aka Profile 2, is now available on the PS3. The notable difference is that it’s Internet-enabled. There are, of course, all kinds of conspiracy theories about what this will really do, so buyer beware.
This is the version that makes all the Blu-Ray players sold to date obsolete. My first DVD player couldn’t Follow the White Rabbit, so paint me twice shy. Or if you’re paranoid, go buy an old Blu-Ray player now, before the Sony men start tracking you. The rest of us will use egress filtering.