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Old 02-26-2008, 05:12 AM
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Default Sony announces players BDP-S350 and BDP-S550

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                       S350      S550
BonusView               Yes       Yes
Ethernet port           Yes       Yes
BD-Live               Ready     Capable
Storage port            Yes       Yes
1GB storage device       No       Yes
1080/60p                Yes       Yes
1080/24p                Yes       Yes
DVD upscaling           Yes       Yes
DD+/TrueHD decoding     Yes       Yes
DD+/TrueHD bitstream    Yes       Yes
DTS-HD/MA decoding       No       Yes
DTS-HD/MA bitstream     Yes       Yes
7.1 analog outputs       No       Yes
Availability          Summer     Fall
Price                   400       500

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I don't get it... How can the S350 be BL-Live "ready" AND not have 1gb of storage? Doesn't the BD-Live (2.0) spec require 1gb of storage?
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:29 AM
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I don't get it... How can the S350 be BL-Live "ready" AND not have 1gb of storage? Doesn't the BD-Live (2.0) spec require 1gb of storage?
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Being a Sony player, I am surprised they didn't force you to buy their memory stick.
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These are the players/prices that Sony should have had at Blu-ray launch.

Now they've got my attention.
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I've been looking for a blu player good enough to help me get off the Ps3's dick. Watching all those movies on a game console will just send that thing to an early grave, these players look great.
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:08 PM
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Watching all those movies on a game console will just send that thing to an early grave, these players look great.
Why? Why should viewing the movies on a console be any different to a dedicated player in terms of longevity of the hardeware?

This is Sony kit, not the regular crap you get for $99 in a firesale...
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:55 PM
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finally some REAL players! Well done Sony!
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:46 PM
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Because I'd be using my PS3 for bothing gaming and movie watching, thus I'm putting double the amount of miles on one drive. If I had a stand alone player, I could cut the wear and tear on my PS3 in half. Take it easy, it wasn't a slant against the PS3.
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Because I'd be using my PS3 for bothing gaming and movie watching, thus I'm putting double the amount of miles on one drive. If I had a stand alone player, I could cut the wear and tear on my PS3 in half. Take it easy, it wasn't a slant against the PS3.

Oh, no no... you can simply say that you don't like the way the PS3 looks, and you will get a back lash for it around here.

I will most likely take back my PS3 and wait for one of these players. The S300 was going to be my player of choice but I did at least want a Profile 1.1 player. The S350 looks way more promising.
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