Originally Posted by DEFAULTDNB
TB could put a version of this out and even though it doesnt scream reDRM, it still makes money out of something that can be done for free.
Explain how this can be done for free? Install the device, grab your key, update to current OFW, and enjoy. This cannot be done for free. Yes 3.55 is free, DEX conversions are free, but playing on OFW and using a hard drive to play games isn't possible. This requires actual hardware, and as of now can be used on current OFW without having to deal with eboots, game updates, dying BD drives, or shady reDRM distributors. If people out there really want homebrew then buy a flasher when you buy one of these and you can always go back to MFW to play with your favorite homebrew. That is still a better solution than 2 PS3s which is what I usually tell people to do.
Yes MFW is free but saying this can be done for free kind of shows me that a lot of users aren't fully understanding the difference between this and a MFW. This cannot be done for free. Software cannot do this for you, and the only way you will ever run backups on 4.xx+ without hardware is to pray that a new MFW comes out....which is looking grim. A new MFW may be coming out, but remember that the rumors are also pointing to a new reDRM dongle just to be able to run it.
I would buy one of these over any reDRM MFW that should be open and free. Let us say that Sony actually leaves this alone or PS3key is able to stay on top of updating their device.... we all know Sony will be quick to block a new MFW. So pay for a device that allows backups on current firmware, pay for ****ty reDRM dongle that will be blocked so you will once again be stuck on a certain firmware, or stay on 3.55 and access PSN whenever someone decides to tell how to access the network when Sony changes something (which is few and far between in terms of accessing PSN.) I think if backups were a big deal to me then I know what I would do, but PS3 backups arent a big deal to me. I have a couple of 360s for both homebrew and/or backups. I also believe that Sony still makes the best exclusives and I would want to pay for those to support these masterpieces like Uncharted, Heavy Rain, and God of War.
Just because I will choose to stay with MFW doesn't mean I disagree with a device that doesn't use shady reDRM practices to allow something on OFW that nothing else can provide.