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General Chat Thread, PS3 or Bluray Player in General; Having got myself a shiny new 1080p TV, I am now looking for a HD solution for movies. With the ...
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    PS3 or Bluray Player

    Having got myself a shiny new 1080p TV, I am now looking for a HD solution for movies.

    With the cost of the Blu-ray players at the moment I think the obvious choice would be a PS3 as its a console, Blu-ray player and I think a web browser too.

    I for one would probably never use the console side of the PS3 as I have a Wii and 360 which I don't get time to play as it is. So its primary and dare I say sole use would be as a HD player, although MGS4 may change my mind.

    Has anyone used their PS3 as a Blue-ray player is the quality any good? Is the actual drive noisy? My 360 Elite can on occasions get quite lound which is annoying to say the least!

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    New Blu-ray 2.0 spec makes PS3 the most future-proof player

    Ive played games on my neighbours PS3 and its near enough silent compared to my Xbox360

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryITGuy View Post
    Having got myself a shiny new 1080p TV, I am now looking for a HD solution for movies.

    With the cost of the Blu-ray players at the moment I think the obvious choice would be a PS3 as its a console, Blu-ray player and I think a web browser too.

    I for one would probably never use the console side of the PS3 as I have a Wii and 360 which I don't get time to play as it is. So its primary and dare I say sole use would be as a HD player, although MGS4 may change my mind.

    Has anyone used their PS3 as a Blue-ray player is the quality any good? Is the actual drive noisy? My 360 Elite can on occasions get quite lound which is annoying to say the least!

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    i've got a ps3 and use it as my dvd / blu-ray player / console best 300 i spent

    also compared to the crapbox360 it's verrrry quiet !

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanW View Post
    i've got a ps3 and use it as my dvd / blu-ray player / console best 300 i spent

    also compared to the crapbox360 it's verrrry quiet !
    agree, quality piece of technology! ive accidently left mine on over night and didnt make an inch of noise. you could always get a small pc with a graphic card that has HD capabilities and hook that up? my suggestion if you dont wish to fork out about 300 for a console you will hardly use and a blu-ray player which will cost about 150+ (not sure on price)

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    If you have got the money go for the PS3 you can't go wrong with it

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    I would wait for now. USA just got a price drop so we should see the new model and price drop in < 6 months probably.

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    there are bound to be deals at crimbo.

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    Get the PS3, with the way that Sony keeps changing the specs for Blueray its the only player that will be compatible with all of the features of any movie that you buy 6 months from now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Get the PS3, with the way that Sony keeps changing the specs for Blueray its the only player that will be compatible with all of the features of any movie that you buy 6 months from now.
    QFT!

    Personally I wouldn't bother with a Blu-Ray player as I dont think the format will last (given Sony's history with proprietary formats and the way digital downloads are going) but the PS3 is the only sensible bet for Blu-Ray at this point in time IMO!

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    PS3 is VERY noisy when it gets hot and the fans kick in, but I shouldnt think they'd need to if its just a film

    Watched a Blu-ray movie on my flatmates the other day, quality was just as good as my dad's standalone player IMO

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    PS's are only hot and when they are enclosed into a unit, if it has some airflow around it, it stay quite, my fan has never cut in, and never noisy.

    Best Bluray player out at the moment. + games, cannot go wrong.

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    I would go for the PS3.. i believe that the 80Gb version is due doe a price drop soon so look out for that.

    I have a Xbox But only use the PS3 for the Blue Ray

    James.

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    the 80Gb version I think is goin to be same as 40gb, I could be wrong, as in, still only has 2 usb, no memory card slots , no backwards compatibleness.

    Just buy an Laptop 2.5" sata 200gb hard drive and replace it with the 40gb one, I did, so mines now a 200Gb PS3.

    The current hard drive is a seagate momentus 40gb, I picked up seagate momentus 200g on play for under 100

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    does anyone know the easiest, simplest and safiest way to copy all ps3 data to a new hdd if i was to ever upgrade my 60gb one?!

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    I must be old fasioned, but even though i have an Xbox 360 for every TV in the appartment, i also have a dedicated DVD player. Cannot stand using consoles for DVD's, i like to have a proper box, with nice lights and screens.

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