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Which player: PS3 or the Sony BDP-S300?


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#1 of 26 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted January 23 2008 - 10:18 AM

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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#2 of 26 OFFLINE   ManW_TheUncool

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Posted January 23 2008 - 10:36 AM

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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#3 of 26 OFFLINE   KevinAH

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Posted January 23 2008 - 11:19 AM

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 <$300 at a regional electronics outlet. And I thought I was just getting a deal because they valued me as a customer ; ). Kevin

#4 of 26 OFFLINE   Mike_J_D

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Posted January 23 2008 - 11:48 AM

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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#5 of 26 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 23 2008 - 12:23 PM

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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#6 of 26 OFFLINE   Brent M

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Posted January 23 2008 - 02:27 PM

PS3 without a doubt. Posted Image
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#7 of 26 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted January 23 2008 - 02:31 PM

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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#8 of 26 OFFLINE   Jasen Chandler

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Posted January 23 2008 - 04:06 PM

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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#9 of 26 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted January 24 2008 - 05:07 AM

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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#10 of 26 OFFLINE   Larry Sutliff

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Posted January 24 2008 - 05:25 AM

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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Posted January 24 2008 - 07:58 AM


Isn't if funny how you know you will...even though the coupon seems pretty darn clear?! Posted Image

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#12 of 26 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted January 24 2008 - 09:37 AM

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#13 of 26 OFFLINE   BrettB

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Posted January 25 2008 - 07:28 AM

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#14 of 26 OFFLINE   Jeff Cooper

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Posted January 29 2008 - 04:33 AM

So what happened? Posted Image

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#15 of 26 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted January 29 2008 - 05:47 AM


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! Posted Image

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#16 of 26 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted January 29 2008 - 10:06 AM

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. Posted Image
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#17 of 26 OFFLINE   DavidJ

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Posted January 29 2008 - 11:01 AM

Yeah, the Playstation 3 is a great player (I hope I get mine back soon Posted Image), but Intellivision...now that is a gaming machine. Posted Image Mine still works to this day!

#18 of 26 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted January 29 2008 - 11:50 AM

They take the coupon without any problem?

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#19 of 26 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted January 29 2008 - 11:59 AM

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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Posted January 29 2008 - 12:16 PM

Probably goes without saying, but make sure you update it to the latest firmware (v 2.10).
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