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Downfalls Of Using Ps3 For Bluray?***


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#1 of 12 funkdoktor

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Posted December 30 2008 - 01:22 PM

Besides fast loading time with the ps3 I have never heard anything good about the ps3 being used for bluray. Why is that?

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#2 of 12 funkdoktor

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Posted December 30 2008 - 01:32 PM

did i post this in the wrong section? if so. mods please delete.

#3 of 12 BrianM

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Posted January 06 2009 - 04:53 AM

This is in the right section. I think this is a good question and I too would like to see what people think.

#4 of 12 ChristopherDAC

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Posted January 07 2009 - 07:30 AM

In the "high definition hardware" section, people don't have anything bad to say about the PlayStation 3. Apparently, as long as you don't need multichannel analog audio outputs, it does everything better than any other player, & at a good price point as well.

#5 of 12 Gabriel.H

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Posted January 07 2009 - 10:05 AM

I believe the only downfall is for people like me with older receivers that don't have HDMI and have to settle for the lossy soundtracks by using optical connections.

#6 of 12 Michael TLV

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Posted January 07 2009 - 10:11 AM

greetings

Down sides ...

Fan noise if you put it in a tight shelf.

Remote control as game controller not the best.

Unit also gets much hotter than the stand alone units and consumes a lot more juice.

(I have one too ... as well as 5 stand alone units.)

Beyond what has been listed here.

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#7 of 12 latiger12

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Posted January 07 2009 - 12:49 PM

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greetings

Down sides ...

Fan noise if you put it in a tight shelf.

Remote control as game controller not the best.

Unit also gets much hotter than the stand alone units and consumes a lot more juice.

(I have one too ... as well as 5 stand alone units.)

Beyond what has been listed here.

regards

I have had no problems with my playstation3. The quality is great with the HDMI connection. I would agree the remote is kinda of pain, but once you get used to it, your fine.

#8 of 12 latiger12

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Posted January 07 2009 - 01:01 PM

I have had no problems with my playstation3. The quality is great with the HDMI connection. I would agree the remote is kinda of pain, but once you get used to it, your fine.

#9 of 12 ManW_TheUncool

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Posted January 07 2009 - 01:15 PM

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Fan noise if you put it in a tight shelf.

Mine hasn't been particularly noticeable.

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Remote control as game controller not the best.

Yeah, and even the optional bluetooth remote has its issues, eg. no backlight, poor layout for play/stop/pause buttons (that combined w/ no backlight can easily lead one to mistake the stop button for one of the other 2, which is bad for BD-J titles). I ended up going w/ the cheapy Nyko Blu Wave IR-to-USB dongle solution to use w/ my URC remote (though the lack of "audio" button/command is occasionally cumbersome w/ them auto-start Warner BDs).

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Unit also gets much hotter than the stand alone units and consumes a lot more juice.

If you want to spend $ to improve that, try swapping to a cooler running HDD like the Western Digital Scorpio series (which also consumes less power).

Also, the newer models may be more energy efficient and cooler running in general.

I have a PS3/40GB that runs substantially cooler after swapping HDD (for the WD Scorpio).

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#10 of 12 Gary Seven

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Posted January 20 2009 - 09:18 AM

While not an authoratative voice, this site feels this is still the best player out there...granted it is a few months old.

Best of the Blu-ray players - Sony PlayStation 3 80GB (1) - Money Magazine

#11 of 12 wargamer6

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Posted January 21 2009 - 10:50 AM

The HD quality is generally the same from a PS3 compared to a regular blu ray player, right?

#12 of 12 bonny27

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Posted January 21 2009 - 09:39 PM

PS3 cannot bitstream TrueHD, only DTS and DD Live. It decodes the HD Audio formats internally and outputs it as PCM.


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