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Which player: PS3 or the Sony BDP-S300?

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Ron-P, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Ron-P

    Ron-P Well-Known Member

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    I want to get rid of my Samsung, it doesn't play discs well at all, some I can't even watch. So, it's time for a new player, the most inexpensive one I can find, so far that's either of these. Best Buy has them both for $399 and I have a 20% off coupon good for this weekend.
     
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    I would go for the PS3, if I were you. And if you didn't have that 20% off coupon, I would've suggested waiting til next week to see if the rumored $100 price cut won't happen. Of course, you could also go for Sony's own $100-back deal w/ purchase at their own store (or online site) w/ a new Sony credit card -- and I actually wonder if that deal won't still be in effect after the price cut...

    _Man_
     
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    This may explain a flyer I got in the mail today offering what appears to be a Sony BDP-S300 (pic is small, no reference number given) offered for a special sale Feb. 1 and 2 for
     
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    PS3; I had a 300 before my PS3 and the PS3 beats it hand down in every aspect except no DTS MA decoding - yet. That's why I say the PS3, it is far more "future proof" than the 300. Just my .02.
     
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    I doubt Best Buy will allow you to use that 20% off coupon a PS3 (BB still classifies the PS3 as a video game console, not a blu-ray player). But please report back if you are successful in using the 20% off coupon on a PS3 purchase.
     
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    PS3 without a doubt. [​IMG]
     
  7. Ron-P

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    We'll see Patrick.

    On the face of the coupon all it says is "20% off all Blu-ray disc and HD-DVD players. On the back, "Excludes Pioneer Elite, Xbox 360 HD-DVD players" and some other mumbo-jumbo.

    The Xbox 360 is a gaming consol that also plays HD-DVDs but it is specifically excluded. Plus the "all" blu-ray players on the face of the coupon, as I see it just because the PS3 is a gaming consol it still plays Blu-ray discs, it falls under the "all". I shouldn't have a problem, but I'll also make a big stink about it if I do get some resistance.
     
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    PS3, good price and loads blu rays substantially faster not to mention the DVD upconversion is excellent. After I got a PS3 I sold my Samsung blu ray player. The only other player I would even consider is the pioneer elite.
     
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    Good deal, thanks for the input. I'm hitting up BB tomorrow and am going to pick it up. I'm also picking up a new LCD wallmount TV so I'll move the Sammy from the theater to the livingroom for the new TV.
     
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    I have the S300, and I'm happy with the picture and sound quality. I had the Sammy BDP1000, and the Sony is definitely a better player.

    Having said that, if I were in the market for a new BD player today, I'd probably pick up the PS3 for its quick loading times(the 300 can take awhile on some discs), and for its near guaranteed compatibility with 1.1 and 2.0.
     
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    Isn't if funny how you know you will...even though the coupon seems pretty darn clear?! [​IMG]

    Give 'em hell, Ron! [​IMG] Take no prisoners!
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    So what happened? [​IMG]

    Did you get the ps3 yet Ron?
     
  15. Mike Frezon

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    He probably picked up some PS3 game with his new toy--like the newest version of Halo--and hasn't come up for air yet! [​IMG]
     
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    I hooked it up last night in the theater and spun a little Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, the only game I bought. Wow, is it a lot of fun. I also played some Sunshine, something my Samsung player would not do.

    I am very impressed with this player...and the gaming is fun too. The last gaming system I owned was Intellivision. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, the Playstation 3 is a great player (I hope I get mine back soon [​IMG]), but Intellivision...now that is a gaming machine. [​IMG] Mine still works to this day!
     
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    They take the coupon without any problem?
     
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    I have heard reports both ways. One guy said one store refused, so he went to another one and they did it. YMMV
     
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    Probably goes without saying, but make sure you update it to the latest firmware (v 2.10).
     

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