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Im definitely going to get a bluray player of some sort when I get a new TV in the spring, but is it worth it to go with a PS3 instead of a standalone bluray player?

I want to be able to do 3D movies and such. I know the PS3 is capable of doing 3D games/movies, but how does it compare to todays standalone 3D blu ray players in terms of price, performance, features, and picture?
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Im definitely going to get a bluray player of some sort when I get a new TV in the spring, but is it worth it to go with a PS3 instead of a standalone bluray player?

I want to be able to do 3D movies and such. I know the PS3 is capable of doing 3D games/movies, but how does it compare to todays standalone 3D blu ray players in terms of price, performance, features, and picture?
Yes, you definitely should look at the PS3 if you're wanting a stand alone player. Remember, they estimate that the first PS3 players were costing Sony roughly $800 per unit to manufacture. They sell them at a loss and make it back from movies/games/peripherals, so don't think of it as a cheap video game console. I own 3 Blu Ray players and can tell you that the PS3 holds its own even against my home theater unit. You may also find yourself finding a game that reels you in If you do buy a PS3, buy God of War III and come back to this thread and tell me how right I was
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Get a PS3.
It plays Blu-Ray VERY well.
And even though there is a lot of console hating on OCN, consoles are fun and not bad at all. Not to mention the PS3 has a ton of good games. You never know, you might LOVE Little Big Planet 2 or God of War or something else.
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Get it and while not watching blueray, fold on it!
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Thanks guys, I'll probably end up getting a PS3 then
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If i were you...

Get a PS3 and Blu Ray player


NO regret, don't need to think twice

I think PS3 don't support Blu Ray at 24hz XD
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post #7 of 28
depends. a good Bluray player (like a Oppo) would be better at Bluray playback but a PS3 is better value.
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Th PS3 as I understand it is one of the best Blu-ray players available. When you consider the network streaming and other capabilities I think it is a good option, although just from a money stand point you could spend less on a regular bluray player.
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Th PS3 as I understand it is one of the best Blu-ray players available.
middle-of-the-road.
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Back in Science & Tech...
Converged technologies were always looked upon as advanced, had more features and technologies combined, too complicated.

But if you look at the PS3 now, I don't think the Buyer would have any problems lol, I have YET to play a SINGLE Bluray disc with my Slim but I play movies hella fine on it, 4 gb big, even my videos on Youtube I've put on it.

Like this gentleman said, FOLD with it.

(I can't fold because my brother keeps playing on the PS3.. and brings his friends over.. annoys me)
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