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Old 01-15-2008, 12:09 AM
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Default Unexpected reaction ps3 owners buying hd dvd players?

Well upon retruning my samsung 1400 blu-ray player I noticed something strange, a few customers with hd players in their hands and the sales people trying to talk them into blu-ray. Some interesting responses... i have a ps3 already i was gonna buy an upconvert player but for the price difference ill just get the hd player and can have some of the movies not on blu-ray.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:29 AM
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Well, at the new price point, how can you go wrong with an A3 at $130 and 7 free movies? I can see many people going purple now. Some stores (Costco and Sam's) are even giving you an HDMI cable in the box.... J6P may not realise you can pick up an HDMI cable for < $10 online, so it makes the deal even better. I just wish I wad waited a couple of weeks because I paid $160 for an extra A2 right before Christmas to get the free Star Trek phaser remote already sent in the UPC so I guess I can't return it.
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:54 PM
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I don't get it. Isn't the PS3 upscaler supposed to be better ? I'll have to compare one day since I have both.
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I was under the impression that the Toshibas took the cake on upscaling.

And, most people don't want to use their gaming console to watch all their movies. I had the 360 drive and sold it for a Toshiba.
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I don't get it. Isn't the PS3 upscaler supposed to be better ? I'll have to compare one day since I have both.
I don't understand that either. Both my PS3 and my XE-1 (XA2 in the US, supposedly the best Toshi upscaler) do it beautifully. I see no big difference between the two.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:33 AM
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I heard that the PS3 is somehow a little flickery.

But this was in comparison with that bad guy here

http://www.denon.de/site/frames_main...detail&Pid=268
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:09 PM
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I don't get it. Isn't the PS3 upscaler supposed to be better ? I'll have to compare one day since I have both.

I just bought a PS3 and my Toshiba its superior to the PS3 on up-convertion , i tried Apocalypto, Pan`s Labyrinth and Da Vinci Code .
I might ad That everything runs on HDMI .
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I don't understand that either. Both my PS3 and my XE-1 (XA2 in the US, supposedly the best Toshi upscaler) do it beautifully. I see no big difference between the two.
It shouldn't with the Reon chip in the Tosh. Btw, did you apply the Aussie region free firmware hack to your XE-1?
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I couldn't tell the difference between the PS3 and my (now sold) A30.
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It shouldn't with the Reon chip in the Tosh. Btw, did you apply the Aussie region free firmware hack to your XE-1?
The A3, A30 & A35 do not have the Reon chip.
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