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Old 06-21-2007, 11:37 AM
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Default Quality of the BD player on the PS3 vs stand alone

Hey Guys,

Here in Canada it is cheaper to get a PS3 over a stand alone BD player

(although there has been a recent price drop which makes them very comparable, but why not get gaming system aswell?)

How is the quality of the BD player in the ps3? I recall in the past, stand alone DVD players surpassed the image quality of a PS2. Same with the xbox.

What do you think?
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Old 06-21-2007, 12:07 PM
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The PS3 is actually one of the top-rated BD players out there. Add in the fact that it has a ton of processing power and easily upgradeable firmware, and you're looking at a machine that is somewhat future-proof (for example, it will be able to do BD-J 1.1 and 2.0, and some standalones probably won't.)

I wouldn't hesitate to buy one as a Blu-Ray player, but I'd recommend the Bluetooth Sony Remote to go with it, makes the experience a lot nicer than using the controller IMO.
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:36 PM
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Agreed. The almost universal (lol) conclusion is that the PS3 is the best BD player and the cheapest BD player. It is also the fastest and most responsive BD player. It's only potential drawback is that it doesnt have IR which doesnt bother me in the least. It has an optional Bluetooth remote which is great. You dont even have to point it at the PS3. In my personal opinion you cant go wrong with the PS3 as a BD player. As far as games I dont know because I dont have any but the PS3 is a great media center also.

Highly Recomended.
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Old 06-21-2007, 05:48 PM
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If you do have wireless router, go with 60GB for built in wireless. No need to hook up a cable, and it is annoying to have to pull out everything to get to the port in the back (I have to do it to upgrade my Toshiba HD-XA2). Also, I believe the 60GB is the only option since 20GB was recently discontinued(however, Gamestop.com has some leftover stock)
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:34 PM
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It looks as good as the BDP-S1 or BDP-S300 or the Pioneer Elite ive seen. As others have said too, its the most responsive and because of the OS and high end processor, its very easy to upgrade and improve over time, unlike standalone units
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:03 PM
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The PS3 is, by far, the most versatile HD player (Blu-ray or HD DVD) on the market. It is also the fastest loading HD player on the planet. The PQ is great, but the Sony and Pioneer players have sharper PQ, but not by that much.

I would definitely recommend the PS3 as your BD player. It will grow with the specs and you will never have buyer's remorse do to all the added features you will have access to.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:56 PM
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The PS3 is, by far, the most versatile HD player (Blu-ray or HD DVD) on the market. It is also the fastest loading HD player on the planet. The PQ is great, but the Sony and Pioneer players have sharper PQ, but not by that much.

I would definitely recommend the PS3 as your BD player. It will grow with the specs and you will never have buyer's remorse do to all the added features you will have access to.
you think the Elite is sharper? I tried X3 with it and I couldnt tell the difference. Granted, there are better titles to try with but I didnt see any real difference but ive never done a side by side compare.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:30 PM
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you think the Elite is sharper? I tried X3 with it and I couldnt tell the difference. Granted, there are better titles to try with but I didnt see any real difference but ive never done a side by side compare.
Slighty. I used two copies of Eight Below in a side by side shoot out (that was at the end of Nov. beginning of Dec. with the Pioneer demo unit). Do you agree the Sony player is slighty sharper than the PS3?
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