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This is weird, I always thought the PS3 was the best bluray player you could buy.
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post #12 of 45
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Guruboy View Post
I wonder if it's the same deal with the Xbox 360 HD DVD player. I was thinking of buying one but if the playback isn't as good then I can get a Toshiba one for just a little more cash.
Get a standalone. The 360 drive is loud and the overall sound quality just isnt there. I wasn't impressed with it. Then again I'm not impressed with my HD-A30 - it runs like molasses.
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post #13 of 45
Of course it isn't, it's primarily a games console after all.
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There will be a firware or patch to fix this issue. Just a matter of time...
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I have to say that I disagree with homeboys opinion. I am not impressed with the PS3 as a gaming console but really sweet as a Blu-ray payer. I have a rear projection TV and would notice something like this in movie right away and haven't noticed. Well that's all I got.
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Originally Posted by FrankenPC View Post
I like the PS3. It also does VERY well docoding questionable DVD's. Stuff with lot's of scratches etc.. Only problem is the heat. You really need to give it a lot of breathing room.
Really? I have never had any heat issues with my PS3. I remember a story were it burned someones house down lol Whether it was true or not I'm not sure. But even with hours of play it is still only warm air coming out and the case isn't even warm to the touch never mind hot.

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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
I always prefer standalone devices for video/TV/music/etc. I don't like using game consoles or PCs for these jobs.
Precisely, i don't see why people would think PS3 is the best you can get. A dedicated blu-ray player will always be better. Simply because it is purpose built and dedicated to the job.

But even so, this only states a few flaws. And none certainly enough to you guys off.

I wouldn't worry about it personally. but then i have yet to purchase a blu-ray movie to watch on my PS3.
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post #17 of 45
its one of the best. but its not the best. i should hope so for £280.
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post #18 of 45
Well I think in the long run I my self would rather spend 400$ on a game system that does a lot of things well, than 500$ or more on something that does one thing very well.

Do standalone B-ray players have hard drives? Just asking.

I have only see Spider Man 3(which sucked balls IMHO) which came with my PS3 and I have not see any "Slow" downs or drop in frame rate, and sure in hell have never see any of these artifacts he speaks of. I watched it at 1080p/24Hz was well.
    
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Originally Posted by jonny1989 View Post
Well I think in the long run I my self would rather spend 400$ on a game system that does a lot of things well, than 500$ or more on something that does one thing very well.

Do standalone B-ray players have hard drives? Just asking.

I have only see Spider Man 3(which sucked balls IMHO) which came with my PS3 and I have not see any "Slow" downs or drop in frame rate, and sure in hell have never see any of these artifacts he speaks of. I watched it at 1080p/24Hz was well.
they dont need hard drives because all the capacity is on the 50GB discs The PS3 blu-ray player is a godsend on my 1080i Samsung. Its never shown any issues to do with anything. Its also updated with the firmware every few months and now has internet access to the movies menu which is a big bonus. The PS3 may not be technically the biggest blu-ray daddy anymore but its certainly one of the best units out there. And for the price/performance/capability ratio its ontop of everything.
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The reason they gave: "Increasingly, the Blu-ray performance of the PS3 doesn't really stand up to videophile scrutiny. While its excellent clarity and fine detail reproduction is without question, motion is not the console's strongest point. Fast panning shots in Sony's own flagship 'Casino Royale,' are prone to stutter, whereas the company's own dedicated players render the same scenes perfectly. It is also prone to visual artifacts not seen on the latest dedicated players."
no duh it uses a nVidia GPU...
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