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    PS3 vs Blu-ray player

    I was thinking of getting a Blu-ray player and someone mentoned getting a PS3 instead. I know you can play games and Blu-ray dvd's on a PS3, but can you play regular dvd's on a PS3? Does anyone know of any other pros or cons to either the PS3 or the Blu-ray. Thanks in advance.



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    Re: PS3 vs Blu-ray player

    You can play regular DVDs on the PS3 as well. I actually think its upscaler is better than my upscaling DVD player.

    Honestly, for the money, the PS3 is the best Blu-Ray player you can get right now. I have no idea if you're a gamer or not, but if you are I would definitely go that route.



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    Re: PS3 vs Blu-ray player

    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    You can play regular DVDs on the PS3 as well. I actually think its upscaler is better than my upscaling DVD player.

    Honestly, for the money, the PS3 is the best Blu-Ray player you can get right now. I have no idea if you're a gamer or not, but if you are I would definitely go that route.
    agreed...... even if you're not a gamer, i'd still go with the PS3.


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    Re: PS3 vs Blu-ray player

    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    You can play regular DVDs on the PS3 as well. I actually think its upscaler is better than my upscaling DVD player.

    Honestly, for the money, the PS3 is the best Blu-Ray player you can get right now. I have no idea if you're a gamer or not, but if you are I would definitely go that route.
    what he said .... i have one as well and use it mostly for dvds because of the quality

    edit - also wait till the "holiday" season to roll around as i can see sony dropping the price to be able to say they dropped it just how the xbox did ...


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    Re: PS3 vs Blu-ray player

    The PS3 is probably your best bet because it can be easily updated for newer profiles.



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    Re: PS3 vs Blu-ray player

    I just wanted to make sure there wasn't a but after I bought a PS3. I saw some racing game at the store and the gameslooked incredible, with the graphics. Is there any addtional purchase requirements with
    the PS3?



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    Re: PS3 vs Blu-ray player

    If you're going to buy a blu-ray player anyways you should get the PS3, definitely. I don't care for the PS3 as far as gaming goes, but it's a really good blu-ray player, and you can play games on it.


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    Re: PS3 vs Blu-ray player

    Definately get the PS3 as a blu-ray player! I got mine mostly as a gaming system, but I also love watching blu-ray videos on it. If you get the ps3 for the blu-ray player, tell me you have a HDTV, and if you have a HDTV, tell me your going to have surround sound! Surround sound is where it gets awesome after the stellar picture from blu-ray...if you don't have it, invest in a good surround sound!



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    Re: PS3 vs Blu-ray player

    Only annoying thing about the ps3 is that the remote is blue tooth, not infrared. So if you have a universal remote, it won't work. They make a nice remote, it's just annoying to have to use a different one.



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    Re: PS3 vs Blu-ray player

    Would definitely agree with everyone. The PS3 is a great Blue-Ray player and yes you can watch regular DVD disks. If even upconverts it a little bit not as much as a blue-ray disk though but more than a regular dvd player. If you watch a lot of movies on it you may want to go with the remote control for it otherwise you can get around using the normal game console cotroller.



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    Re: PS3 vs Blu-ray player

    I'm sure not many people care but it will also play Super Audio (SACD) disks as well.

    They only thing you'll need to buy is an HDMI cable from monoprice.com



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    Re: PS3 vs Blu-ray player

    I read an article about a year ago that said that Sony lost money every time they sold a unit. The name of the game is sold units, and game development. So it's a great value.



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    Re: PS3 vs Blu-ray player

    I agree with everyone else. Go with the PS3. The upconvert on regular DVDs is awesome. Not as sharp as a Blu-Ray picture, but much better than a 480p signal. If you're not too technical, I'll put it this way; the movie fills the whole screen.

    The gaming side of things is why I bought mine, but even if you can't see yourself spending $60 on a game there are dozens of arcade/nostalgia games available for download in the $10-15 range that are fun to pick up and play.

    Sony is also supposed to be working on a movie download service to make the PS3 even more of a media machine. I don't know where they're at since I haven't heard about it lately, but it's an interesting possibility.



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    Re: PS3 vs Blu-ray player

    Quote Originally Posted by HOTDON View Post
    I agree with everyone else. Go with the PS3. The upconvert on regular DVDs is awesome. Not as sharp as a Blu-Ray picture, but much better than a 480p signal. If you're not too technical, I'll put it this way; the movie fills the whole screen.

    The gaming side of things is why I bought mine, but even if you can't see yourself spending $60 on a game there are dozens of arcade/nostalgia games available for download in the $10-15 range that are fun to pick up and play.

    Sony is also supposed to be working on a movie download service to make the PS3 even more of a media machine. I don't know where they're at since I haven't heard about it lately, but it's an interesting possibility.
    They have many movies and tv shows available now.

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    Re: PS3 vs Blu-ray player

    Quote Originally Posted by Wx4Cy View Post
    Only annoying thing about the ps3 is that the remote is blue tooth, not infrared. So if you have a universal remote, it won't work. They make a nice remote, it's just annoying to have to use a different one.
    You can buy a USB infared adapter that will work with universal remotes. Just have to give up one of your USB ports on the ps3.

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