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    Blu-ray players

    I'm about to get a Blu-ray player, and was wondering if there is any real difference between low end and high end blu-ray players, other than quality of course. I'm leaning heavily towards a PS3 for obvious reasons, but if there is a reason to get a high end player in that price range, I might think about it.



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    Re: Blu-ray players

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I'm about to get a Blu-ray player, and was wondering if there is any real difference between low end and high end blu-ray players, other than quality of course. I'm leaning heavily towards a PS3 for obvious reasons, but if there is a reason to get a high end player in that price range, I might think about it.
    Id recommend the ps3. Its a great blu-ray player, its still getting feature updates (unlike what you're probably gonna get with a standalone player) plus it does so much more than just blu rays.



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    Re: Blu-ray players

    Not impressed w/ my Sony.....too slow when you start it, software, waiting for HDMI signal?.....Loading, then it tells you to "wait" before you can open it to insert the disc., it would be nice if the open/close was hardwired.



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    Re: Blu-ray players

    Quote Originally Posted by mg4cy View Post
    Not impressed w/ my Sony.....too slow when you start it, software, waiting for HDMI signal?.....Loading, then it tells you to "wait" before you can open it to insert the disc., it would be nice if the open/close was hardwired.
    Is that a regular Sony, or a PS3?



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    Re: Blu-ray players

    If you enjoy video games at all, I'd say go with the PS3. If not then maybe something else is preferable. The PS3 has all the digital media things could want as well, my cousin who loves the Twins but live in Arizona loves the MLB tv for the PS3.



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    Re: Blu-ray players

    I've seen this conversation too many times before and it always ends the same way. Just go ahead and invest in a PS3. Great Bluray player that also plays video games. You can't get that from anything else.


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    Re: Blu-ray players

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Is that a regular Sony, or a PS3?
    I'm guessing regular sony, because you dont open a ps3 to pop in a disc, its a slot-loader.



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    Re: Blu-ray players

    My parents have a Sony Blu Ray player, and it takes forever to load. My PS3 is way faster, and its easier to update. I have it almost exclusively for a blu ray player and there is zero regret in the purchase.


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    Re: Blu-ray players

    we just got a sony blu-ray (not ps3) and the blu-ray loads discs as fast as my ps3 does. My girlfriends family had one of the first models and it loads very slowly, but the new one we got loads like a regular DVD player.



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    Re: Blu-ray players

    but I love my ps3, and I would suggest the extended warranty though, I shelled out $300 for a new one after my disc drive went bad after a year and a half, but I played it a lot, probably 20 days continuous time including videos, games, and stuff like that.



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    Re: Blu-ray players

    Do the new PS3s still use bluetooth remotes? Most people probably don't care and will just use the remote that comes with it, but the inability to use my universal remote was a deal breaker for me back when I bought a Blu-ray player.



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    Re: Blu-ray players

    Quote Originally Posted by ricochet View Post
    Do the new PS3s still use bluetooth remotes? Most people probably don't care and will just use the remote that comes with it, but the inability to use my universal remote was a deal breaker for me back when I bought a Blu-ray player.
    There is an attachment that you can buy to use harmony remotes (non blutooth).



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    Re: Blu-ray players

    PS3
    I bought a remote for it that I believe is bluetooth.



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    Re: Blu-ray players

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I'm about to get a Blu-ray player, and was wondering if there is any real difference between low end and high end blu-ray players, other than quality of course. I'm leaning heavily towards a PS3 for obvious reasons, but if there is a reason to get a high end player in that price range, I might think about it.
    You can get a good quality blu-ray player on sale for $100-$120 if you keep a eye out that will give you the complete bluray experience. My sony n460 still receives firmware updates and additional media features, does streaming (for netflix, etc) and I have never had any issues with loading times or losing signal from hdmi.

    PS3 is a good option, but certainly there are other affordable options too. If you like what the PS3 offers for $300, go for it, but for a strictly blu-ray experience, you can find it for less then half the price if you look.



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