PS3 for DVD player

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by John Alvarez, May 9, 2006.

  1. John Alvarez

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    I'm getting a HP 1080 set later this year and need a new dvd player for it. Will the PS3 be a good option?
     
  2. Richard Travale

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    This is pretty much my plan. Except I'm going to get the new SXRD when it comes out later this summer.
     
  3. Charlie Campisi

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    Sony's first priority is game play, so expect it to work, but not as well as a dedicated player. Secrets reviewed the ps2 as a dvd player and hit it pretty hard. Lots of flaws. That said, I used my ps2 for a couple years before buying my first dvd player. It was a bit cumbersome, but an ok start. Sorry I don't have any hard data for you, but I would temper your expectations and not get it unless you would have bought it anyway to play games.
     
  4. John Alvarez

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    I have a PS2 set up in a seperate room and use it all the time for games and movies. I've never had a problem except it is a pain to play a movie. I'm wondering about the resolution and the new formats for HD DVD?
     
  5. Kelly Grannell

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    It's confirmed, the $500 PS3 will NOT have HDMI output.
    (source: engadget)

    Hmmmm, wait 'til November for PS3 or buy HD DVD now? Decisions, decisions.
     
  6. John Alvarez

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    Kelly,
    Thanks for the info. I thought it was supposed to be a HD console. I will still be waiting until I get the set later this year to buy a player because who knows what will come out in the next 6 months......[​IMG]
     
  7. Kelly Grannell

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    It will be HD console with component output up to 1080p

    [​IMG]

    The higher end (but no price yet) PS3 will have HDMI output and WiFi (oh, and also higher capacity built-in HDD.
     
  8. Chris S

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    The PS3s have been priced. They're $499 and $599 although, and I don't remember where I read this, the higher priced model (i.e. the one with HDMI) was going to be allowed to be sold by retailers at their own price point. Now I've only seen this news once and again I don't remember where I saw it, but it was on Joystiq, Gamespot, or IGN.

    And on a side note the PS3 will also play SACD.

    Chris S.
     

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