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# 21847 8-May-2008 16:57
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Hi There,

I am wondering if anyone is using their PS3 as their dvd/bd player within their home theatre and have any things to say about it?

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  # 129426 8-May-2008 17:22
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I have an Oppo for my main DVD player but have used the PS3 the odd time for DVD playback and would say its pretty good picture  quality wise. From memory I think reviewers rated its bluray capabilities pretty highly.

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  # 129441 8-May-2008 18:37
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The general opinion around the tracks and with reviewers is that the PS3 is a pretty good Blu-ray player. It's hard for me personally to have an opinion as, like many, I don't have anything else to compare it with but with the improved picture and sound in combination I much prefer Blu-ray over DVD.

As a DVD player I'd say the performance of the PS3 is a bit middle of the road. My Pioneer 969 certainly seems to better it there.

 
 
 
 


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  # 129444 8-May-2008 19:06
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I've been looking into this as a PS3 is likely my next technology purchase.

Reviews about the Blueray player are positive, and the firmware support from Sony has been good so far (witness the firmware upgrade recently to facilitate BD-Live functionality).




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  # 129453 8-May-2008 19:29
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I moved my DVD player out of the living room when i got the PS3. I haven't played too many DVD's on it but it works fine. links well with the home theatre (apart form the occasional no sound (due to a knocked optic) and the blue tooth DVD remote is good to use (don't need line of sight to operate).

I also use it to play MP3's in the living room and the occasional divx, works great on my plasma. Its only SD so doesn't show up artifacts badly.

Fraid i haven't played a Bluray, no point with a SD panel

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  # 129459 8-May-2008 19:38
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I rented one out from GameStation (chch) and got some BluRay movies and had it hooked up to our 50" SXRD Full HD rear projection tv and it is awesome. HDMI to TV, and Optical digital audio to our Sony HITB (old) for full surround.

Tried BluRay on 1080p, and PS3 games at 1080p too. And played a few DVD and upscaled to 1080p and looks good but not all that mighty compare to BluRay full 1080p resolution.

Tried Divx via external HDD and it upscaled fine too. Good system, we're looking to get one when the DualShock3 controller hits the package in NZ.




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  # 129534 8-May-2008 22:30
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I removed my DVD player from the rack when I put in my PS3. It's a superb DVD player IMHO with very good upscaling which can only get better with firmware upgrades. My only minor issues is my PS3 is a US one so it wont play PAL DVD's. That's bit of a pain but there are ways around that such as ripping the DVD to one large vob file which can then be played using a DLNA server such as Tversity.

Since I never bought many PAL DVD's and I won't be buying any more DVD's of any type, it's a minor annoyance.

Some folks don't like using the 6-axis controller to control the player. I don't mind per se but do have a Nyko IR interface for the PS3 so I can use my Harmony 880 to control the player. Makes it a bit more seamless.




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  # 129538 8-May-2008 22:38
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I just got a PS3 (sorry Bill, I betrayed my pro MS ways) and have it hooked up to my 22" monitor via HDMI. Although the monitor doesnt support 1080p, BR looks awesome, leaves those horrible DVD things for dead and the sound also is incredible.

Have to upgrade now to a 26" LCD, looking at the Samsung 2693HM and a set of Logitech Z5500 speakers.

No regrets getting the PS3, worth every cent, it makes an excellent home entertainment device.

 
 
 
 




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  # 129624 9-May-2008 11:39
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Thanks for the great responces. A questions:

Whats the noise of the thing like when playing DVDs? I seem to be quite sensitive to background noise like dvd drives etc. We have a media pc at the moment, and unless i use nero drive speed to slow the drive down i annoys the frak out of me.




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  # 129631 9-May-2008 11:58
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Anyone here managed to get some free Linux BT-Remotes working on their PS3? I'm cheap, wanna use my phone as the remote when I get the PS3 ;]




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  # 129636 9-May-2008 12:15
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greminn: Thanks for the great responces. A questions:

Whats the noise of the thing like when playing DVDs? I seem to be quite sensitive to background noise like dvd drives etc. We have a media pc at the moment, and unless i use nero drive speed to slow the drive down i annoys the frak out of me.


It doesn't seem to be very noisy at all. I cant notice it over the sound of games or movies.

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