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OK so myself and a couple friends are looking into getting bluray players for our HDTV's, but the thing is, looking at the PS3 as a bluray player it is good quality because of the fact it does so much other stuff, but putting that aside for now. Looking at it simply as a bluray player, in comparison to a standard bluray player, im guessing it falls short?
    
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I'm guessing its the same. I have a ps3, and my dad's just ordered a sony bluray dvd player for himself with some bluray dvd's, so I can tell you if there's a difference by friday
    
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There's virtually no difference. You want Blu-ray, it plays it. That simple.
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Also the PS3 has BD-Live but I don't know of anything that utilises it
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post #5 of 28
The only differences most people will find will be in favor of the PS3, not against it.

The Ps3 is still regarded as one of the best players out there; just google it.
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post #6 of 28
Might as well go for the PS3. Even if you don't ever buy a PS3 game, you're still getting a lot more for the same/less price:

Internet browsing
Playing movies/music/pictures wirelessly from a Windows Media share/USB hard drive/DVD
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post #7 of 28
For now, I do not believe there is a better player for the money. Most of the other ones probably do not give that much more functionality in comparison to the money you might be spending on it.
So, for now PS3, is probably one of the best.
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post #8 of 28
Aye, the PS3 also has firmware/software patches that get released semi-regularly, which makes it even more valuable IMO. It alows the system to grow as the technology develops and evolves.
    
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post #9 of 28
IMHO it's better as a blueray player than it is a game console. I couldn't be more happier with it as a ray player. You should all do it.
post #10 of 28
the ps3 is probably the best bluray player you can get for your money. Its one of the only players that supports blu-ray v1.1 so your blu-ray movie can access the internet, and all sorts of fancy gadgets. It has the full dolby support, 1080p performance is rock solid. My PS3 is just a superstar for movies. I cant imagine anything going better with my HDTV and would recommend it to anyone. Oh yeah.. and it plays games too
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