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    Choosing a Blue-Ray Player

    I am trying to decide which blue ray player to get to go along with my 40 inch Sony Bravia T.V. Ive been researching this for a while and havent decided which one would work the best. Ive heard some bad things about the sony and the samsung players but was wandering what people have had and has worked or not worked for them. I know with the samsung there is hookup to netflix and with the sony it can link with the tv. Ive heard consumer report like the panasonic or something like that. Any input is appreciated. thanks



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    Re: Choosing a Blue-Ray Player

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels686 View Post
    I am trying to decide which blue ray player to get to go along with my 40 inch Sony Bravia T.V. Ive been researching this for a while and havent decided which one would work the best. Ive heard some bad things about the sony and the samsung players but was wandering what people have had and has worked or not worked for them. I know with the samsung there is hookup to netflix and with the sony it can link with the tv. Ive heard consumer report like the panasonic or something like that. Any input is appreciated. thanks
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    Re: Choosing a Blue-Ray Player

    I'm sure you left it out for a reason, but get a PS3. Blu-ray, a hard drive, Netflix and additional multimedia capabilities are still bonuses even if the gaming part is useless to you.



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    Re: Choosing a Blue-Ray Player

    I would just get a PS3 and get all the benefits that come with it. The Blu-ray player is on par with many of the other stand-alones on the market and they usually release software updates every other month or so. It also supports Dolby HD and DTS Master Audio formats which are the two main HD sound formats that Blu-ray disks use (as long as you have a receiver capable of playing those modes). I've had my PS3 for almost two years and I am fully satisfied with the Blu-ray functions.

    Then with a PS3 you get to add in the game play options, the internet capablility, and the fact that through a wireless network you can make it a home media system. I personally think it's a win-win.


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    Re: Choosing a Blue-Ray Player

    Quote Originally Posted by HawkfromNorwalk View Post
    I would just get a PS3 and get all the benefits that come with it. The Blu-ray player is on par with many of the other stand-alones on the market and they usually release software updates every other month or so. It also supports Dolby HD and DTS Master Audio formats which are the two main HD sound formats that Blu-ray disks use (as long as you have a receiver capable of playing those modes). I've had my PS3 for almost two years and I am fully satisfied with the Blu-ray functions.

    Then with a PS3 you get to add in the game play options, the internet capablility, and the fact that through a wireless network you can make it a home media system. I personally think it's a win-win.
    What do you mean by the bold part? I haven't pulled the trigger on one yet but this might put me over the top if it's what I'm thinking you mean.



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    Re: Choosing a Blue-Ray Player

    The main reason I havent really looked at the PS3 is because it is $300 compared to about 150-200 for a stand along blue ray player.



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    Re: Choosing a Blue-Ray Player

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels686 View Post
    The main reason I havent really looked at the PS3 is because it is $300 compared to about 150-200 for a stand along blue ray player.

    That's the beauty of your situation (if you like gaming). For an extra $100 you get the blu-ray you plan to buy with an awesome gaming system included.


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    Re: Choosing a Blue-Ray Player

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels686 View Post
    I am trying to decide which blue ray player to get to go along with my 40 inch Sony Bravia T.V. Ive been researching this for a while and havent decided which one would work the best. Ive heard some bad things about the sony and the samsung players but was wandering what people have had and has worked or not worked for them. I know with the samsung there is hookup to netflix and with the sony it can link with the tv. Ive heard consumer report like the panasonic or something like that. Any input is appreciated. thanks
    I also have a PS3 and am very impressed with the way it plays Blu-Rays. If you don't want to spend $299 on a PS3, get a Sony Blu-Ray player. My brother in law has a Sony Blu-Ray player and a two year old Toshiba 32" 720i TV. The picture is amazing using his Sony!


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    Re: Choosing a Blue-Ray Player

    I think a year ago the choice was obvious, but good blu-ray players with the features most people want have come down in price so much that you really need to figure out what features the PS3 has that you really want. If you're looking for gaming or home media capabilities then it may be worth the extra $150.



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    Re: Choosing a Blue-Ray Player

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    That's the beauty of your situation (if you like gaming). For an extra $100 you get the blue-ray you plan to buy with an awesome gaming system included.
    Thats true, I already have an Xbox 360 and a Nintendo wii though. With being a senior in College im having a hard enough time trying to play my other systems though.



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    Re: Choosing a Blue-Ray Player

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I think a year ago the choice was obvious, but good blu-ray players with the features most people want have come down in price so much that you really need to figure out what features the PS3 has that you really want. If you're looking for gaming or home media capabilities then it may be worth the extra $150.

    What are the home media capabilities? I guess im not up to speed on how good those are?



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    Re: Choosing a Blue-Ray Player

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    What do you mean by the bold part? I haven't pulled the trigger on one yet but this might put me over the top if it's what I'm thinking you mean.
    It'll detect the shared media on your other computers and stream it to your tv. Works great on my home network. And it does it much more seamlessly and over more formats than the xbox360 does (own both)



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    Re: Choosing a Blue-Ray Player

    PS3 - $299



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    Re: Choosing a Blue-Ray Player

    the media server capabilities are amazing. get PLAYON by media mall and it will run many streaming sites like hulu and cbs. Full video catalogs are available. We dont need a dvr or cable anymore. I can watch modern family in near high def- you just need a computer and a wireless network with high speed connection. plus you can put movies and music on your computer and the ps3 will play stream them to your tv.

    it's like having those new blu ray players that stream netflix, only there are more sites that can stream to your ps3. however, playon will work for 360- but the ps3 is the only console to play BD so it isnt a close call. ps3 wins.



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    Re: Choosing a Blue-Ray Player

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    What do you mean by the bold part? I haven't pulled the trigger on one yet but this might put me over the top if it's what I'm thinking you mean.
    I am curious as well, I have the PS3, can see my computer listed on the home screen, but cannot connect to it. I was also happy to read that you can connect an external HD directly to the PS3 via USB, just wish it would play MKV files though.


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