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Old 07-08-2007, 11:58 AM
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Have a quality blu ray player in it or is it a low quality one.

I'm sure it can't be one of the best, but is the quality of the player at least pretty decent?
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Have a quality blu ray player in it or is it a low quality one.

I'm sure it can't be one of the best, but is the quality of the player at least pretty decent?
There is a separate forum for your question.
http://forums.highdefdigest.com/forumdisplay.php?f=19
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Have a quality blu ray player in it or is it a low quality one.

I'm sure it can't be one of the best, but is the quality of the player at least pretty decent?
You can google for reviews, but the PS3 is generally reviewed as one of the very best Blu-ray players. There are two legitimate complaints and one complaint based on personal preference:

1. The PS3 does not have analog 5.1 outputs and since the (Toshiba) optical audio spec doesn't have the bandwidth for uncompressed PCM, the only option for full surround sound is to use HDMI 1.3. Many standalones don't have this either so it is not a major drawback for most people, but this is a legitimate reason some people have chosen to purchase a standalone.

2. The PS3 does not include a remote or universal IR remote. A Bluetooth remote is available as an accessory or the wireless controller can be used to access all the features of the player.

Finally, based on personal preference some people have complained that they don't like having a game system in their home theatre and prefer components that "look like" components. Personally, I don't understand this complaint at all, but to each their own.

In the final analysis, if your surround receiver doesn't have analog 5.1 inputs then the first "complaint" doesn't apply to you so the only real drawback is the remote. The PS3 has one of the fastest startup times and otherwise has the most robust spec set of any player on the market (HDMI 1.3, 1080p/24, yvCC, DVD upscaler, HDD/WiFi, exclusive interactive features, ATRAC/SACD, supports linux, includes a built-in web browser, downloadable high def trailers, etc.)

Oh, and for the record: I have not seen a single complaint about the PQ or AQ on the PS3. It may not be a perfect match for everyone looking for a BD player, but it is actually one of the very best players....and it has the largest library of supported games of any system (in High Definition).
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Let's be very clear on this:

The PS3 has a top shelf Blu-ray player that is comparible to the best Blu-ray stand alone players on the market.

There are some down sides to it, but they are minimal, not at all like the DVD player that was included with the PS2. This machine simply does a spectacular job of Blu-ray playback.

Want a more professional opinion?

Home Theater Magazine gives it an overall score of 94. That is a VERY high score from them...
http://www.hometheatermag.com/playst...on3/index.html

Sound & Vision? Very similar results in a head-to-head shootout of Blu-ray players...
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/hd-...c-players.html

Sound & Vision also gave it a year end Editor's Choice Award...
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/fea...rds-page8.html

You will find very few complaints about actual audio/video/performance quality from this player, and the added bonus of playing a few video games when you are done watching a movie is just a perk that adds to performance.
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Those are some great reviews, but the PS3's abilities have been drastically improved since these reviews were done:

-Home Theater Magazine groused that it does not support playing music, movies, or photos stored on your LAN--and that is no longer the case.

-Sound & Vision mentions the lack of DVD upscaling as a "minus"--the PS3 now upscales DVDs to 1080p.

-Again when Sound & Vision gave it the Editor's Choice Award, they wished that it had more flexible video scaling options. Guess what? It does now!

-The PS3 is also the first player on either format to support 1080/24p, placing it literally the best player on the market. (Toshiba promises to catch up soon with their more expensive players)
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Oh, and for the record: I have not seen a single complaint about the PQ or AQ on the PS3. It may not be a perfect match for everyone looking for a BD player, but it is actually one of the very best players....and it has the largest library of supported games of any system (in High Definition).
While I don't doubt that all the other things you mentioned about the PS3 are true, this last statement is absolutely NOT true at all. The PS3 has around 20 games, wheras the Xbox 360 has over 100 games (all games have at least 720p resolution). However, this is only important if you plan on gaming with your PS3.
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While I don't doubt that all the other things you mentioned about the PS3 are true, this last statement is absolutely NOT true at all. The PS3 has around 20 games, wheras the Xbox 360 has over 100 games (all games have at least 720p resolution). However, this is only important if you plan on gaming with your PS3.
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and it has the largest library of supported games of any system (in High Definition).
He did not say it had the most PS3 games, but the largest library of supported games (meaning PS1, PS2, PS3). Plus, 'in High Definition' was placed between brackets.
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