Well after talking to someone in IRC, I was explained to in detail how the PS3 BD drive handles the unique per console BD key. At first I was thinking 360, but dumping the key doesn't appear to be that easy. If the information I got was correct (and I have no reason at all to doubt the source) then getting the key outside of 3.55 (like current OFW) may not be possible contrary to my preliminary thoughts.
If there is no possible way to get the key from firmwares higher than 3.55 then yes I will have to agree with many others that this device could be pointless and retract many of my current posts in this thread.
Think about it for a minute. You either need to be on 3.55 or downgrade to 3.55. Sure you can downgrade, grab the key, upgrade back to OFW and use your ODDE on OFW, but if what I said before about Sony updating the drive firmware comes true, then not only is your ODDE a paperweight, but you have also lost your MFW unless you choose to downgrade back again.
IMO if a method to get the BD key isn't found that allows retrieval of the BD key on firmwares later than 3.55, then we are all better off sticking with our MFW and DEX machines. It sucks to say but this device may be dead before it comes out unless people are that hellbent on OFW and backups which can always be stopped.
360 ODDEs are in the $100 price range, a progskeet is about $60, so requiring both would put you up to $160 with no guarantee everything will keep working. Sorry, but I refuse to take a $100 gamble but that is me personally
Of course this is all just a recap of what many other people have already said. I figured I would post anyway after the inforamtion I received. I like the PS devs you can ask a question to, and actually get a smart and informative answer that doesn't try to steer you away from the truth
Last edited by BobbyBlunt; 10-13-2012 at 10:44 AM.