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Ummm...yeah...except for the fact that the elite was not out at that point...

So...360 = $400
HD Drive = $188
Total 360 = $588

Last time I checked 588 is less then 600. Also, you have the choice to get a HD player with a 360 (when you decide you want/need one), wheras with a PS3 you don't. I personally wont pay thirty bucks for a HD-DVD or a BR disc...so I could really care less if there is an HD player on the system.
Normal 360 doesn't have HDMI, 360 Elite does. I was only saying that if you wanted a console with HDMI and HD movie playback, the PS3 was cheaper. I know the 360 is cheaper to start, but it has no HD movie playback, and only component video, which means no true 1080p.
    
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You guys can argue all you want but stop posting misinformation.

Component is perfectly capable of displaying 1080p.
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I was always told on these forums that only HDMI could display full 1920 x 1080 video. Is there proof otherwise?
    
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Proof otherwise? Can I say duh?

Not everything you read here is the almighty truth.
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But like I've been saying for some time, the "better deal" has only been in effect if you find value in the extra features. There is a vocal crowd here that does, clearly. However, some article I read somewhere last week said that only about 17% (or something like that) of console users are taking advantage of those media features. So for 83% of the console owners, that whole mindset couldn't have applied. At a $500 price point, though, it's somewhat easier to swallow (still hard, don't get me wrong).



The first one is a statement by a Sony exec. It's true.

The second one is a rumor. Hopefully it will turn out to be true, but until it does, I take the Sony exec's word over some rumor mill site.

It's a lock. It will have a 499 price in less than 2 weeks, though i hope they lower it even more in october to 399 so when the holidays come around they will smoke the 360 here in the states since this is the only place that actually likes the 360....can anyone say MGS4 FTW!!
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Proof otherwise? Can I say duh?

Not everything you read here is the almighty truth.
Only what the great Chozart says
 
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post #27 of 43
I dont know this sounds fishy, a circuit city ad? Comeon, well if it does happen the PS3 will be infintely more attractive than it is now... well at least $100 more attractive at any rate.
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I was always told on these forums that only HDMI could display full 1920 x 1080 video. Is there proof otherwise?
Yes component cables can support full 1080p. The issue is many HDTV's don't support 1080p via Component input. My Bravia accepts full HD from HDMI only. Not even DVI gives me full resolution. Last I heard though you have to use the DVI connector with the 360 to get full 1080p. I dont know if that's changed or not.

Edit - And DVI cables also support full 1080p. All HDMI is, is a DVI cable with sound basically.
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aww man, and i got the 20gig for 500, if I had waited 6months i could have gotten wifi... oh well, its the price of being an early adopter i guess.

this will definitely help ps3 sales. I hope it goes to 400 for the holiday season, the ps3 would blow the 360 out of the water at the same price point.
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So now the cheeper one competes with the 360? and is a BR player?
Unless the cheaper one is down to $300, no.
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