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Old 02-17-2008, 06:45 PM
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Looking for a player, couple of queries

  1. PS3? (if so, what version?)
  2. Wait for the BD-50?

I currently have a Toshiba 1080i TV and will be upgrading next year to either a 1080p or similar (about 50"). I'd like to get a good HT player because it will ultimately end up in our new HT room in our new home (start next fall) with a sound isolated room, 1080p projector, full surround (I have to have the A/V guys from the local shop come in to eval it, but I'm looking for 7.1), et al. I guess I could plan on buying a new one when we build the theater, but I used my 2105 DVD player for YEARS because it was pretty darn good.

I'm wondering what everyone's experience with the PS3 as a BD player?
Has anyone used the PS3 to play Xvid?
Has anyone hooked the PS3 unit up to a good 1080p set (I only have 720p/1080i right now)?
Anyone tried PS3 streaming Xvid over the wireless?
Have warm fuzzy feelings about PS3 profile upgradability?
Have any serious PS3 warranty issues?

Yeah, it's a lot of questions. Sorry...
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:14 AM
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PS3 is a great bluray player but with limitations (no DTS-HD MA decoding or bitstreaming and no analog outs). Your receiver will have to be HDMI 1.3 capable to utilize the PS3 and/or most other players in all its glory. If youre using an older receiver (no HDMI) the youre reliant on analog connections to utilize the audio hd formats (if the receiver has the respective decoders) and PCM. PS3 has no analog outs and the BD-50 will only have 5.1 according to the panny spec sheet: http://panasonic.net/pavc/blu-ray/dm.../features.html

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