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PS3 reviews... looking forward to some hands-on comments...


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#1 of 287 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

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Posted October 10 2006 - 03:10 PM

as soon as any of you get a hold of it, please, share your impressions with the rest of us! Obviously, your evaluations of the movie-playback functionality/performance is key.

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Posted October 11 2006 - 02:08 AM

I have something here:
I dont know if this can be called a review, or more like a comparison... but i hope it may help.

http://www.gamepro.c....es/83408.shtml

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Posted October 11 2006 - 05:27 AM

Just a pre-impression, but I'm dissapointed that the only official remote control for the thing is a Bluetooth remote. Makes me have to use another remote control rather than programming codes into my current universal remote.

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Posted October 31 2006 - 12:22 AM

I hadn't seen the remote thing. not that it'll make a difference to me, but that is a bummer. It wont be long though before someone comes up with a converter for it....
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Posted October 31 2006 - 04:16 AM

I think that as Bluetooth gets bigger, we will start to see more home audio video components drop IR and go for bluetooth. Maybe we will see Harmony remotes with all three remote types, IR, RF, and Bluetooth.Posted Image

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Posted October 31 2006 - 05:41 AM

I am not sure about this. Bluetooth has a very limited range, and has difficulty if any structure is between the sending and recieving device. I think this might be a negative, not a positive when compared to a good RF device.
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Posted October 31 2006 - 06:38 AM

All Bluetooth devices are RF, but yes, they do have limited range.

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Posted October 31 2006 - 06:55 AM

Correct...Bluetooth is RF.

And range isn't a problem.

Bluetooth 1.2 has a range of 10 meters. Bluetooth 2.0, which is vailable on most newer devices, has a range of up to 100 meters.
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Posted November 02 2006 - 05:39 AM

I'm terribly slow but I thought the PS3 was equipped with component video. Am I wrong in saying that it only has HDMI 1.3 and regular A/V outputs on it?
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Posted November 02 2006 - 05:47 AM

It has the same Playstation type output that the PS2 has. All your PS2 cords will work with the PS3, including the Component cable.
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Posted November 02 2006 - 05:51 AM

Mike, Thanks for the answer. I had forgot that the component cables used for consoles were different than standalone DVD players. Just a brain fart on my part.
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Posted November 02 2006 - 06:56 AM

Curse those breakout cables!Posted Image

I still remember ordering the S-Video version for my Nintendo 64. And I don't remember if the Gamecube came with the component cables or not. (Those bastards never did deliver on the digital sound upgrade. So many things I was initially excited about pertaining to the Gamecube ended up dropping off the console. No wonder Nintendo's decided to go a new direction now.)
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Posted November 03 2006 - 06:34 AM

10 meters is a little less than 33 feet, and if you have structure between receiver and transmitter you often never get full range. Because of this Bluetooth 1.2 is a limiting RF technology for a remote control device IMO. Does anyone know if the the PS3 is using 2.0?

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Posted November 03 2006 - 06:42 AM

True, but even if you cut it's full range in half due to obstructions and/or interferance, how many of us require more than 10 to 15 feet for this purpose?
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Posted November 03 2006 - 06:49 AM

Well, because the two main advantages of using RF instead of IR in a remote control are range and not requiring line-of-sight to operate. But Sony *is* using 2.0 in the PS3 so the limitations of 1.2 are moot in this case.

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Posted November 06 2006 - 09:59 AM

I've used Blutooth in my Home Theater room and there is more to it than just distance and walls. Electronic interference will severely limit it's capabilities as well. I don't know many HT's that don't have a lot of that. If it becomes a big problem, Sony will do something about it. They wont let sales suffer because they wanted to use cutting edge technology in their remote control...
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Posted November 06 2006 - 03:37 PM

Is the PS3 Bluetooth remote required for DVD/BD playback or just a nice to have? The way I've heard it discussed it seems as though everyone absolutely must have one.
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Posted November 10 2006 - 01:04 AM

Some PS3 Bluray impressions courtesy of a translation from Beyond 3D:


You can use the controller for BR playback just like you could use the PS2 controller for DVD playback.

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Posted November 10 2006 - 03:21 AM


Did we all see that?

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Posted November 10 2006 - 03:30 AM

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