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Get a nice HDTV first.
    
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Guess I should finally stop resisting change and dive into HDTVs then.

And as another reason I forgot to mention; I like gaming w/ friends, but it's cumbersome at best (not possible at worst) to do that on my PC. It's always a bit awkward when I have company over:

"Hey, thanks for coming! Just watch TV or or twiddle your thumbs or something while I play my very loud computer game and ignore you the entire time."
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Get a nice HDTV first.
He has a monitor with hdmi input... no need to waste cash on a TV.


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Guess I should finally stop resisting change and dive into HDTVs then.

And as another reason I forgot to mention; I like gaming w/ friends, but it's cumbersome at best (not possible at worst) to do that on my PC. It's always a bit awkward when I have company over:

"Hey, thanks for coming! Just watch TV or or twiddle your thumbs or something while I play my very loud computer game and ignore you the entire time."
Well the PS3 has a pretty good online community and it is free. Don't listen to anyone who says XBL is better, it is all down to personal opinion. Personally I think XBL is bloated and the fact is that all I want to do is play a game, and PS3 offers that for free.

Not that I don't have XBL, I do. I just prefer PS3 because it does the exact same job (allows online play) but for free. Like I said, this bit is all down to personal preference.

And anyone who says the PS3 games list is putting forward a very weak argument. See my list above, I could name more. Just because it isn't as big as the 360's library doesn't mean it sucks!
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PS3 is great. Not only does it work as a gaming system, but also a media hub as well, which is great. Blue Ray is just plain amazing, and the DVD upscaling is fantastic. Also, having firmware updates is great too, as it keeps the ps3 up to date, especially with the new features being released on blue ray.
    
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He has a monitor with hdmi input... no need to waste cash on a TV.


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i would take my Sony KDS60A2020 over ANY monitor ANY day. As for MGS4, it is a phenomenal game, but the greatest game of all time? No offense to anyone here, but i think the people that say the newest game is the "best game ever released" are the ones that either do not play too many games or are just obsessed fanboys trying to justify their purchase (MGS4 does not need any justification, it is a very good game). That is just my opinion on that subject, again no offense to anyone here.

If you want great online gaming, get a 360. If you want more features, ie linux distro, BD player, HDMI 1.3 spec, get a PS3. Each system has its advantages/disadvantages.
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Buy it. You'll love it.
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i would take my Sony KDS60A2020 over ANY monitor ANY day.

And, if I wanted a TV I would take any Panasonic or even Series 6 Samsung over ANYTHING that sony has on offer atm.
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Well the PS3 has a pretty good online community and it is free. Don't listen to anyone who says XBL is better, it is all down to personal opinion. Personally I think XBL is bloated and the fact is that all I want to do is play a game, and PS3 offers that for free.

Not that I don't have XBL, I do. I just prefer PS3 because it does the exact same job (allows online play) but for free. Like I said, this bit is all down to personal preference.

And anyone who says the PS3 games list is putting forward a very weak argument. See my list above, I could name more. Just because it isn't as big as the 360's library doesn't mean it sucks!
by no means does the PS3 library suck. It is only getting stronger. Uncharted was a great game, as is MGS4. FFXIII is going to be great too!! You are absolutely right, it is all a matter of personal opinion. i personally HATE the people on xbox live because it seems they are only pre-pubescent boys that want to yell and say ridiculously immature things. Now, when i play with mates i know that is a different story.
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And, if I wanted a TV I would take any Panasonic or even Series 6 Samsung over ANYTHING that sony has on offer atm.
Really? I guess, again, down to personal opinion. I happen to love the SXRD system. Check my sig for a good TV tech guide. From my understanding, Sony has discontinued the SXRD system in its current form.
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