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Old 01-21-2008, 04:57 PM
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Any word on when/if the PS3 is going to offer an HD (lite) movie-download service like Xbox Live or AppleTV? They were talking about it last year, but I haven't heard a thing about it since.

Thinking about picking up a PS3 - confirmation this was going to really happen would pretty much cinch the deal.
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:14 PM
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Any word on when/if the PS3 is going to offer an HD (lite) movie-download service like Xbox Live or AppleTV? They were talking about it last year, but I haven't heard a thing about it since.

Thinking about picking up a PS3 - confirmation this was going to really happen would pretty much cinch the deal.
maybe, but why settle for that? Blu-Ray disks have full 1080p resolution and lossless sound. Not compressed dolby digital and 720p only.
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Yes - but the PS3 will be able to do both, giving you the option of spending a few bucks to test drive a movie at pretty good quality before buying it, instead of waiting weeks to get the BD disc from Netflix.

Remember, a movie that sucks at 720p is also a movie that sucks at 1080p - it just costs less (sorry, just saw POTC3).

Otherwise, I'll wait and see what SALs are released later.
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It seems in Korea they have IPTV throught the PS3 but nothing else has been annonce.
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Yes - but the PS3 will be able to do both, giving you the option of spending a few bucks to test drive a movie at pretty good quality before buying it, instead of waiting weeks to get the BD disc from Netflix.

Remember, a movie that sucks at 720p is also a movie that sucks at 1080p - it just costs less (sorry, just saw POTC3).

Otherwise, I'll wait and see what SALs are released later.
POTC3 did very well in both the theater and the disk release.

I can see where you're coming from, but once you enjoy 1080p/24 + uncompressed PCM you can't go back.
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I suspect it'll launch around when Home finally is released. And we don't know they'll be only 720p. PS3 has offered 1080p videos right from the start, so they may extend that to movie downloads as well.
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I suspect it'll launch around when Home finally is released. And we don't know they'll be only 720p. PS3 has offered 1080p videos right from the start, so they may extend that to movie downloads as well.
Thanks for the info! So is Home still scheduled to release around March?
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Thanks for the info! So is Home still scheduled to release around March?
Home = pay to use
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