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Hardly takes an hour for a proper upload to be up. If you've got proper internet, you'll have it within one an a half.

And yes, I hate living in Europe when it comes to TV.
Well you being in Europe I guess you don't know the perspective of American Tv.
    
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Well you being in Europe I guess you don't know the perspective of American Tv.
yes i hate commercials
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There's pros and cons.

To me I think it is since you don't have to upgrade your hardware every 2-3 years. But then If something goes wrong, it's hard to fix. Games are kind of expensive, but I don't mind waiting for price to drop. Not saying console is better then PC. I like them both the same.
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I'm not going to wait a day after a TV episode was aired and wait to illegally download it.
I'm pretty sure that it's not illegal if you have access to that channel on your legitimate paid cable subscription. I can't view my shows when they air, so I download them online shortly later that night or the day after; pretty sure that's legal.
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You can't forget that a PC is a computer and can also be used for so much more then gming. As much as a PS3 or XBOX 360 tries to be a computer, it never will be able to be that. You can't work on Photoshop, CAD, video editing/encoding, office applications, etc. on a console.

The people that game on a console will also have a PC that they will use for their everyday computing needs. Even if you have a $1000 gaming pc, you could subtract the cost of a "regular" PC from the total cost of the gaming PC to get just the GAMING cost of the hardware. Chances are, you are going to be at leat the same or cheaper then a console. With the cheaper price of PC games, you are now ahead.
yes this is true but in a gaming sense consoles are cheaper and can do almost anything a pc can EXCEPT use those higher end apps like photoshop and stuff
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Well you being in Europe I guess you don't know the perspective of American Tv.
I'm not sure what you mean by this. The programs I acquire are all purely American. From American people. From American stations. The reason I acquire them is because if I have to wait for something to air here, it will take over a year, if it even airs, and even then there can be trouble with licensing and just crappy schedules.
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Most people DVR their shows and watch them the next day anyways, so they can skip ads,
unless you want to watch 30 minutes of actual programming and then being subjected to 30 minutes of advertising.
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yes this is true but in a gaming sense consoles are cheaper and can do almost anything a pc can EXCEPT use those higher end apps like photoshop and stuff
I would like to see a console gamer to try and create a simple guide including screencaptures and maybe a gameplay video from their favorite game and create website to share the guide with the world completely on their console.

The programs needed to do that on a PC are all free or built into thei OS, and they don't need to be advanced. Print Screen, fraps (free version), notepad, etc. are all you need to do that.
    
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yes this is true but in a gaming sense consoles are cheaper and can do almost anything a pc can EXCEPT use those higher end apps like photoshop and stuff
I'm curious, what are you on now? PC or PS3? What do you do your work on? What do you do your school work on? Honestly, I can just sit here and list a few hundred apps that widely used that the PS3 can't do and doesn't have a similar thing for, but that would just be cruel.
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I'm curious, what are you on now? PC or PS3? What do you do your work on? What do you do your school work on? Honestly, I can just sit here and list a few hundred apps that widely used that the PS3 can't do and doesn't have a similar thing for, but that would just be cruel.
He claims a $500 PC can't match a PS3's gaming capabilities, yet when we throw one at him that can, he goes on with some other backup plan like "lol no Blu-Ray," which we then point out that a PS3 lacks a good dozen of other features a PC does have, which he then shoots back saying he was only referring to the scenario from a gaming standpoint, which Blu-Ray doesn't even fall under.

Just for kicks I went ahead and worked my $580 build down below $500 while still keeping a quad core on there. ~$20 more would get you 4GB of RAM instead of 2GB. That board will also allow you to grab another 4670 for $70 or less in a few months if you so desire and pair them up for more performance.

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