PS3 or Blu ray player?


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danisflying527

So I've recently decided to move over (finally!) from DVD to Blu-ray

my TV is a 50 inch Full HD so the picture quality should be good if I am correct,

But the one decision that is hard for me to make is whether I should go with

a PS3 or a standalone Blu-ray player

To make this clear, Picture quality and watching movies come first. Yes I would

Love all the extras that you get from the PS3, But I want to go with what will

give me the best sound/picture quality to play Blu-ray on.

Your help is appreciated

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rajputwarrior

it's the most future proof drive, supprts HDMI and 7.1 audio + it plays games. i would say it is.

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danisflying527

So the quality would not differ?

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DaDude

My question would be: are you a gamer? If so, then buy a PS3. If not, then just get a standlone since you can get one for less than $150 now.

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Jason S.

PS3's blu-ray quality is great.

so as DaDude said, are you a gamer at all? a blu-ray player would be significantly cheaper these days otherwise.

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Klownicle

I choose option C; media center pc. You wanna talk future proof...

Elsewise, do your research and get a standalone that plays well. Black Friday is around the conor, good deals on blu ray players are expected.

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Dane

This is a good question.

Right before I bought a 360 I was thinking about getting an HDTV, so I was like...Maybe a ps 3 instead...Well I changed my mind, and didnt want an HDTV, so bought the 360.

Now i need a new TV, and will need a blu ray player.

Ugh.

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RAID 0
I choose option C; media center pc. You wanna talk future proof...

This is a great suggestion.

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Richard Hammond

Good luck building a HTPC with Blu-Ray drive and playback software for the price of a PS3 or standalone Blu-Ray player.

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still1

Go for PS3. 120gb hdd,Gaming option. Its cheap now.

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Dc'1

I say a PS3, they're cheaper now since the slim version came out, plus with firmware updates the BD is continually updated to support more features :)

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Dashel

Quality will be the same whichever, get as much or as little as you need. You really can't beat the extra features and profile of the slim PS3 though for an extra $150.

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danisflying527

Yes I probably should have made it clear that I am a gamer and what I really should have said is that yes I would rather get A PS3 if the Blu-ray quality

is just as good as a standalone. At the moment I can afford a PS3 so that seems like the best option for me because

I would get the great blu-ray qualty and also the awesome extra features that come with the PS3

Thankyou all!

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+Audioboxer
I choose option C; media center pc. You wanna talk future proof...

Elsewise, do your research and get a standalone that plays well. Black Friday is around the conor, good deals on blu ray players are expected.

While a media center PC is the ultimate option, PS3 codec support is fairly substantial and it's quite a decent media streamer. You can play all your HD encodes with DTS/HD audio through it.

For a gaming device, Blu Ray playback and media streamer it's your best bang for buck if you can afford it.

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BGM

i'd get the ps3 unless you are planning to spend megabucks on an ultra high end blu-ray player

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danisflying527

What will the high end Blu ray player have over the PS3 though?

keeping in mind picture quality

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BGM
What will the high end Blu ray player have over the PS3 though?

keeping in mind picture quality

one thing really, they look **** hot, they are usually made from steel / aluminium, or maybe even copper!

although to start matching how good of a player the ps3 is, you looking at spending thousands.

to put my serious hat on, the ps3 is a very very very good blu ray player

you could drop ?5000 (that's not a typo) on a Marantz unit, and i still don't think you'd notice much difference;))

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DaDude

Thousands? Your information is misleading.

Danis- If you're a gamer, get the PS3. If not, then get something half the price like the Panasonic DMP-BD60, Samsung BD-P1600, or LG BD 370.

Picture quality is all pretty much the same.

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danisflying527

alright so PS3 seems like the best option and my local game store is selling the 250GB with 2 games for 600 bucks so i think ill get that

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Gary2MBz

Get at least an 80GB PS3 (not slim) so you also have PS2 games backwards compatibility. A friend of mine has the slim and man does it suck having software rendered games, glitches show in a few games.

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ilev

If I am not mistaken the PS3 doesn't support TrueHD and DTS-HD MA codecs which are supported on the new PS3 Slim.

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danisflying527
Get at least an 80GB PS3 (not slim) so you also have PS2 games backwards compatibility. A friend of mine has the slim and man does it suck having software rendered games, glitches show in a few games.

What do you mean by software rendered games?

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SimplySchizo

cant base your decision on whether youre a gamer or not. i for one, stream my movies from my pc/mac. download episodes/movies off the psnetwork also. communicate with gamily via eyecam. it does plenty non game-related.

it's simply a nice media center. think of the games as an added perk.

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danisflying527

Well yeah i'm pretty dead set now on a pS3 Slim 250GB coz I really don't care much for PS2 games ( Hated mine and sold it)

Heres hoping I

ll have a good experience with PS3 as much as I have with my xbox =)

If picture quality when watching Blu-ray movies is just as good as any other standalone player on the market

then I might as well go for a PS3 because I'm getting a whole media center

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Klethron
Well yeah i'm pretty dead set now on a pS3 Slim 250GB coz I really don't care much for PS2 games ( Hated mine and sold it)

Heres hoping I

ll have a good experience with PS3 as much as I have with my xbox =)

If picture quality when watching Blu-ray movies is just as good as any other standalone player on the market

then I might as well go for a PS3 because I'm getting a whole media center

PS3 is awesome for watching Blu-ray movies and it doesn't hurt that I can get movies in both Standard and High Defination off of the PlayStation network either.

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