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Old 05-18-07, 11:49 PM   #1
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HI,

This question goes out to all of you that own a ps3, my questions is the blue-ray player built into the ps3 is it any good in terms of quality? I canít make of my mind to go with stand alone player or to spend an extra $100 and get a ps3 which I will be able to view movies and play games. So what are your thoughts on the PS3 Blue-ray quality?

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Old 05-18-07, 11:56 PM   #2
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This is a good read:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,12...a/article.html
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Old 05-19-07, 12:13 AM   #3
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The PS3 is almost as good as some of the best Blu-Ray players. One key feature is has that many lack is that it can get firmware updates to fix or improve aspects of playback. Honestly, untill a great $600 player is released for Blu-Ray, the PS3 is the best Bang for the Buck player on the market.
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One thing that I didn't like about my PS3 when I had it was that the only option for audio out was optical which doesn't have the bandwidth to do TrueHD (which isn't available on that many titles yet anyways). Other than that, it played everything flawlessly and as Magus said, is upgradeable.
Maybe later on there will be a software update that will support bit stream audio over the HDMI port.
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Old 05-19-07, 05:13 AM   #5
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I hear you can play games on the PS3 also!
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Old 05-19-07, 09:31 AM   #6
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I hear you can play games on the PS3 also!
With the next Firmware update?
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Old 05-19-07, 01:00 PM   #7
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I really like the PS3 as a blu-ray player but if you decide to go with a stand-alone, Panasonic has apparently released a lower cost one. The PS3 use to be the least expensive player but Panasonic has matched it at $599 but they also include 5 movies in the box: Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, The Transporter, Fantastic Four and Crash.

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/news...ive_Flicks/629

I don't know if it's actually out yet though and I'd probably wait until some reviews of it are out also just to make sure it's okay.
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Maybe later on there will be a software update that will support bit stream audio over the HDMI port.
I thought it could do bitstream over HDMI...

I just use dolby Digital to my Z-5500's and it sounds pretty good. I'd have to imagine you would have to have a pretty expensive speaker setup to really be able to notice a big difference anyway.

The PS3 works great, although there is one thing that is lacking, and that is that the only type of remote input is bluetooth. (Which I have that remote and it is pretty nice) However, it just got me thinking that I have a PS2 controller / USB adapter, and you might be able to use a PS2 infared remote reciever to be able to hook it up to a harmony remote. I'll have to try that sometime.

It's funny that everyone mentioned that it also plays games too. I have 4 or 5 games for it, but I spend more time watching movies using it than I do playing games.
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Old 05-19-07, 04:48 PM   #9
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I'd feel sorry for anyone who wouldn't buy a ps3 if they wanted to watch bd-rom movies.

with a ps3, you're getting a blu-ray player for $599, and you're getting the ability to play ps1-3 games for free.

with the cheapest bd-video player you're paying the same amount and you're not going to be able to play a few 1,000 games on it.
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You can use the HDMI port AFAIK, that is assuming you have a receiver that can grab audio over HDMI.
I don't think you can get truehd even with HDMI from PS3.

http://www.engadgethd.com/2007/05/08...or-ps3-owners/
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** Dolby TrueHD can still be decoded inside the PS3 and sent as uncompressed audio to the AV receiver, but if the AV receiver has an integrated decoder it can't be used instead of the PS3's decoder. **

** This was confirmed by a Sony representative.**
The PS3 can decode TrueHD...
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