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Topic # 62392 5-Jun-2010 23:18
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wanting to sell my ps3 to get a proper bluray player because the ps3 is cumbersome ... but the question is, is there any BD player which plays many mpg, mp4, mkv 1080p formats without problems? (other than oppo pls, as i dont want to spend more than $300)

i have a feeling i'll be keeping the bulky ps3 for a while ...

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  Reply # 338668 6-Jun-2010 00:11
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We just picked one of the new Sony BDP-S370's this weekend from Powerstore with 20% off. We also bought the USB WiFi adapter. I really like it. The manual says it plays MPEG1, MPEG2, DiVX, MPEG-4 AVC (.mkv, .mp4, .m4v..etc), WMV9, AVCHD.

http://www.sony.co.nz/product/bdp-s370



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  Reply # 338669 6-Jun-2010 00:25
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hmm that seems great - didnt realise powerstore offered 20% off sony products too! review suggests very very quick. ps3: find controller. press to start up. wait. insert bluray. wait for ever. no easy universal control. hrmph.

but most of my files are mpg - so perhaps ps3 still best bet. and with my camcorder files can get upto 10gig. i wonder how you get 10gig file onto the bd player with usb only?

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  Reply # 338676 6-Jun-2010 01:13
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joker97: hmm that seems great - didnt realise powerstore offered 20% off sony products too! review suggests very very quick. ps3: find controller. press to start up. wait. insert bluray. wait for ever. no easy universal control. hrmph.

but most of my files are mpg - so perhaps ps3 still best bet. and with my camcorder files can get upto 10gig. i wonder how you get 10gig file onto the bd player with usb only?


I am guessing the 20% off was this weekend only?

Aren't .mpg files MPEG1 (or maybe MPEG2). I am guessing these should be fine. I also guess one could plug a USB HDD into either USB slot. I don't know if these is supported USB devices, but I can test this. I have a 1TB drive I can try sometime. The player is supposed to be able to stream from a DLNA server (e.g. software running on a PC) also.

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  Reply # 338698 6-Jun-2010 08:14
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grolschie: We just picked one of the new Sony BDP-S370's this weekend from Powerstore with 20% off. We also bought the USB WiFi adapter. I really like it. The manual says it plays MPEG1, MPEG2, DiVX, MPEG-4 AVC (.mkv, .mp4, .m4v..etc), WMV9, AVCHD.

http://www.sony.co.nz/product/bdp-s370



Have you tried playing a .mkv file??




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  Reply # 338700 6-Jun-2010 08:30
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I must say though, no bluray player will match that of the PS3 since the PS3 can be updated to support new formats. Just sayin'

The PS3 is the best bluray player out there. Anything you buy now that's just a "player" will be forever a player, and there will be always new models coming out with better features.

I learned this the hard way with shelling out for a Panasonic BD-30 Player in 2007, like now it plays Avatar and all, but slowly. My Flatmate's PS3 get's me jealous.




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  Reply # 338731 6-Jun-2010 10:20
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old3eyes:
Have you tried playing a .mkv file??


Not yet.

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  Reply # 341906 15-Jun-2010 13:13
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michaelmurfy:
The PS3 is the best bluray player out there.


No disputing the PS3's versatility but as "the best BDP" it's not even close.

PS3 does a fair job with BD but a nowadays a good stand alone BDP performs much better.

And some like the OPPO BDP83 are almost as versatile with non-BD formats.

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  Reply # 342188 16-Jun-2010 08:50
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It's a good point to remember about the PS3's support. It seems like it will be 3D capable too from all reports so far. No other player is likely to be able to do this, meaning on one level it will become old technology soon.

I know what you mean about the cumbersome nature of the PS3. I gave up the PlayTV addon for that reason as well. I also don't like how you can't manage music playlists etc particularly well either. It does a lot of things, but none as well as a standalone device. But then it's half the price of each of those devices put together too.



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  Reply # 342251 16-Jun-2010 11:26
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cant have em all can you :) i still havent decided so bought a htpc laptop to see if that can replace the ps3 ... only arriving in one month tho'

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