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This is pure bull****, I have over 15 BR discs and none of them have any problems on my PS3. "They" said this about the PS2 also, saying that the quality of movies wasn't as good, yeah right.
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post #22 of 45
Your late on BR 2.0; was released via Playstation Update yesterday.
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Yeah I'm not sure about that motion thing... I have road warrior on bluray and there's plenty of motion, and it looks fine.

It does make sense that a simillarly priced stand-alone player would perform better, but with all the capabilities of the ps3 I just couldn't recommend a stand-alone player to anyone over the ps3 unless they want to spend a grand or so. Even if you don't want to game, the media center capablities make it a much buy then anything else at it's price point.
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Yeah I'm not sure about that motion thing... I have road warrior on bluray and there's plenty of motion, and it looks fine.

It does make sense that a simillarly priced stand-alone player would perform better, but with all the capabilities of the ps3 I just couldn't recommend a stand-alone player to anyone over the ps3 unless they want to spend a grand or so. Even if you don't want to game, the media center capablities make it a much buy then anything else at it's price point.
I wonder how it compares to this Denon model.
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I wonder how it compares to this Denon model.
What a waste of money
    
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post #26 of 45
The difference is trivial if your not the most die-hard videophile around. To 99% of the people who will be purchasing BD, PS3 is the best player all around. Besides, the PS3 BD profile can be update...which it recently was.
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The PS3 is the only Blu-Ray Player out that can get firmware upgrades, so these issues may cease to exist with new firmware. Because of the upgrade ability, I would get a PS3 if I needed a Blu-Ray player.
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The difference is trivial if your not the most die-hard videophile around. To 99% of the people who will be purchasing BD, PS3 is the best player all around. Besides, the PS3 BD profile can be update...which it recently was.
I'm thinking that all of the future Profile 2.0 enabled players will be able to update, due to the addition of the ethernet port. But then it comes down to how soon each player gets updated compared to the competitors. And I would almost wager that the PS3 will have updates before any of the competitors like Panasonic and Pioneer.
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This is pure bull****, I have over 15 BR discs and none of them have any problems on my PS3. "They" said this about the PS2 also, saying that the quality of movies wasn't as good, yeah right.
Its not saying it has problems playing it, its saying its not as good quality as it can be, same for the PS2, I bet there were better dvd players than it.

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no duh it uses a nVidia GPU...


What are you goin on about now?
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The PS3 is the only Blu-Ray Player out that can get firmware upgrades, so these issues may cease to exist with new firmware. Because of the upgrade ability, I would get a PS3 if I needed a Blu-Ray player.
Actually quite a bit of blu-ray players can receive firmware updates. I got a sony blu-ray drive for my computer about a week ago. The computer is the best blu-ray player because you know its playing back at the highest quality. Plus PowerDVD was updated a few days ago to support the 1.1 standard, 2.0 will soon be supported. Another advantage to the computer blu-ray setup is that with Nvidia cards, you get Purevideo HD, which decodes most of the video on the video card, plus it performs the 3:2 pull down and some other video enhancing/correcting features. Plus purevideo helps with CPU usage, I am only getting about 10% with every blu-ray I've played. I picked up the sony blu-ray drive for $199.99, although there is a LG retail one for $149.99 and the OEM is $129.99 all at the egg. I would highly recommend you guys pick up one of those drives, I am defiantly happy I jumped over to blu-ray and it's awesome having it on your PC.
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