$499 PS3 to include HDMI output...

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  1. Phil Garcia

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    Found it here.

    So that makes it the cheapest BD player on the market? Plus as the digital bits said the most tested as well.

    Interesting...
     
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    I saw that. That's great news!! I always thought they were insane not to!!

    Mike
     
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    If your lucky to get one. Twice the price if your picking it up off someone that got one and decides to sell to make a tidy profit.
     
  4. Phil Garcia

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    Certainly true this year, but maybe next year it will be easier. [​IMG]
     
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    All of a sudden, the $500 model becomes much more appealing. I'd never fill up 20GB, much less 60. HDMI was the only reason to pick up the more expensive PS3 in my opinion.
     
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    This is good news, very good news.
     
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    so the 20 gig orr 60 is for games to save profgress and such.

    or is it used for anything else.
    movie related that is.
     
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    Doubt the hard drive will be used for anything Blu-Ray related, just like they're not necessary for standalones. The HD is mainly for game saves, backwards compatibily (for games) and downloaded content, much like the Xbox 360.
     
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    Yes i also found this to be true.
    Also heard that it will have "TrueHD" sound...
    Very nice!
    [​IMG]
     
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    analog: av multi out x 1

    is that supposed to be the output for true hd or BR equivalent
     
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    A/V Multi-out is the unique cable connection for the game system that comes out of the console and then has composite, s-video, or component male endings.

    Both the PS3 models will also have HDMI 1.3 outputs.
     
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    The higher-priced model offers WiFi which could be important for gamers.

    Assuming it proves to be an excellent Blu-Ray player I'd be onboard too, except for the big mystery over the analog connectivity. I'm sure component cables will be there, but I have my doubts about any kind of 5.1 or 7.1 audio outputs, which are important to me.

    Anyone have any info on this? To get the most out of hi-rez auto, I'd require that kind of connectivity.

    Still, an awesome gaming system coupled with an "affordable" Blu-Ray player is awfully tempting.

    But I'd sure like onboard lossless DD/DTS decoding. But I fear that could be reserved for the more pricey movie players. If not, there's no reason to buy them over PS3.
     

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