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    Blu-ray Players - Suggestions?

    I went to a local electronics store (Ultimate Electronics) yesterday to do some comparative shopping on Blu-ray players. I couldn't find any in the store. The sales clerk told me that they were completely sold out and, in fact, had 250 pre-ordered Sony players for customers. These things are flying off of the shelves.

    I asked what differences were between players and he told me that the only fundamental difference was load time. (Panasonic having the quickest loading times?)

    Any recommendations?



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    Re: Blu-ray Players - Suggestions?

    PS3........



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    Re: Blu-ray Players - Suggestions?

    Honestly I think the PS3 is the way to go. It's a win-win if you have kids. I don't play video games but I think the PS3 will play both Blueray DVD's and HD-DVD's.

    Blueray and HD-DVD's are not compatable. Also, I think each only have about 300 dvd's for sale.



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    Re: Blu-ray Players - Suggestions?

    ps3

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    Re: Blu-ray Players - Suggestions?

    ps3 doesnt play hddvds



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    Re: Blu-ray Players - Suggestions?

    Unless you're one of the people who has to be in on the leading edge of new technology, I would wait to purchase a player. Prices are only going down now that more manufacturers will focus on Bluray. That being said, if I were to purchase one I'd probably just get a PS3 at this point.


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    Re: Blu-ray Players - Suggestions?

    I got a free Sony BD player with my Bravia, excellent quality but slow load time. I had seen that as a gripe on several consumer reviews, and was pretty surprised by it.

    I wouldn't have bought one yet anyways, but like I said it came with the TV. If I were going to buy one, I'd go with a PS3. Same price as most BD players, and it plays games as well! When I got my PS2, that was my only dvd player for quite some time.



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    Re: Blu-ray Players - Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    If I were going to buy one, I'd go with a PS3. Same price as most BD players, and it plays games as well! When I got my PS2, that was my only dvd player for quite some time.
    Same here, both times...ps2 was the dvd/game system through college and when it finally took a crap dvd players were affordable. Thats also why I went with the ps3, the wife hates the games but enjoys movies. Double up unless your not into gaming, then I think you've got a tough as rain decision.



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    Re: Blu-ray Players - Suggestions?

    This is a stupid question but, does a Blue Ray player play regular DVD's?



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    Re: Blu-ray Players - Suggestions?

    The PS3 also plays regular DVD's along with Super Audio discs.



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    Re: Blu-ray Players - Suggestions?

    ok, so I probably should go with a PS3, ok....do the PS3's upconvert regular DVD's to near 1080 resolution?



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    Re: Blu-ray Players - Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybone View Post
    ok, so I probably should go with a PS3, ok....do the PS3's upconvert regular DVD's to near 1080 resolution?
    Yes, and BD players do a better job of upconverting than 1080 upconvert DVD players. At least, that's what the salesman told me...and he wasn't trying to sell me the BD player, just the tv.



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    Re: Blu-ray Players - Suggestions?

    Keep in mind that just because it will upconvert it to 1080 to display on your TV, it's going to look good but not like the 720p or 1080i content you see on TV.



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    Re: Blu-ray Players - Suggestions?

    Definitely get the PS3

    Digg - New Blu-ray 2.0 spec makes PS3 the most future-proof player

    Plus you can play video games!!!



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    Re: Blu-ray Players - Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by MJAnderson View Post
    This is a stupid question but, does a Blue Ray player play regular DVD's?
    yes, and it's got a quality upconverter to 1080p



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