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11-05-2008 10:00 AM
JRODSVT i do not know about that, if it does it will be all sony's fault because they didn't drop prices fast enough. 30 bucks for a movie is ridiculous.

on a side note I vote for a stand alone for the reason that I know 5 people whos PS3's have burned out the HDMI port. new cable and different port on the TV changed nothing for my brother. not only that but it happened 1 week after the warranty went out and sony said send it in for repair but it will be 400+ dollars.
11-05-2008 02:47 AM
captcurt_18 Ive heard that blu ray technology is going to die out before it ever becomes really popular...
11-05-2008 01:52 AM
eliaslincoln
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I would get the PS3 or a bluray player with 7.1 audio. Many bluray players will not do 7.1 but the PS3 will. Not that it is very important to most people but that is something to think about.
i know no one (personally) with 7.1 surround sound yet.

anyone on here have 7.1?
11-04-2008 10:00 PM
DrkKnight614 PS3 is the best player out there. Its still basically the top of the line player and what makes it even better besides the obvious harddrive and gaming capabilities is that you can actually update the firmware. So unlike a regular blue ray player that might get outdated, the PS3 will last longer technology wise. It all depends though, if your tv is not a great hd tv or a big one, and you don't have a nice surround sound system, you might just get a cheaper one cause you won't really need all the capabilities.
11-04-2008 08:11 PM
nickl16 I would get the PS3 or a bluray player with 7.1 audio. Many bluray players will not do 7.1 but the PS3 will. Not that it is very important to most people but that is something to think about.
11-03-2008 04:55 PM
Gwizzy I don't know about all Bluray players.. but one bonus to PS3 is it's built in WiFi... So as formats change/adjust, your PS3 will always work because they can release a patch/update to configure for different changes. Another nice WiFi bonus is if there is ever any online content on Bluray, the PS3 may be able to access it.

One drawback that you may not like, (myself included) is that the remote is a bluetooth remote, so multifunction remotes that have IR tech, will not work unless you have an IR receiver for the PS3.

It will upscale DVD's, connects via HDMI, has optical audio out, etc.. so even if you never take advantage of PS3 games, the HDD, downloadable movies (including HD), demos, etc... it will still make a great bluray player.

But you are paying for a lot of features you may never use.... try to find a good deal on a stand alone unit... I've seen them for about $200
11-03-2008 11:44 AM
gonefhsn ^^that is the whole reason I bought a PS3...I was looking for a BR player but they are all around $400 so I discussed it with the wife and she agreed to a PS3 because of the multi use and it is the same price, and man what a world of differance from the old DVD..
11-03-2008 06:20 AM
whynotthinkwhynot ^^ On that note, I've read that Sony will be introducing a new cheaper version of the PS3 sometime in Nov. I read that a while ago, hopefully they are still on target, and with good luck they will release it with infrared for universal remotes so I won't have to ditch my Harmony 550 for the sake of a bluetooth (nearly nonexistent) compatible model. You can get Sony's bluetooth remote for the PS3 for $25, but I hate having more than one remote for my system. I guess I'd survive if I had a PS3.

Personally, I'd get the PS3 just because you can play games on it, and can't play games on other players. You might not be a big gamer, but you might fall in love with one game- like Gran Turismo 5 with a steering wheel and pedals. That's one reason why I want one, and why I have a PS2 as well as a Wii. It's worth the slight amount of extra money to have the option to play games if you want.
11-03-2008 02:15 AM
eliaslincoln ^they will still be cheaper this Christmas

they don't sell like they thought they would when HD dropped. And with a crappy economy NO ONE NEEDS blu ray so they have to meet the demands of a price drop.

its simple economics really.
11-02-2008 10:23 PM
Trav-E2.0 Make sure you're at the Best Buy black Friday sale. Be the first 20 people in the door and you can pick up a Blu-Ray for $199
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