This is just getting ridiculous - a hardware manufacturer has NO right, none what-so-ever, to tell me how to use the hardware that I purchase. That's like nVidia telling me that I can only use their video card to play certain games, and if I play something else then they can sue me for not doing what they said... Yes, it really is just that stupid. SONY is just pissed that people out in the world are smarter than they are and are trying to bully the rest of us to see them as the "always right, do whatever we say" crowd. Now, I will agree that certain actions can negate warranties on hardware. Back to my example about my video card: if nVidia had a specific list of games that I could play, they may have play tested those specific games and will cover playing them while the ones that were not play tested are not covered and are a "play at your own risk" kind of situation. Hackers can be told the same thing, I guess: do what you want with the PS3, but if you do something do that's not covered in our "standard usage" list then you're out of warranty... Just a thought... What do you all think?