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Topic # 90009 13-Sep-2011 10:49
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Hi all

I am catching up on the Tech Podcasts, and the talk on the Xbox 360 is interesting.

Can anyone update me on how much convergence there is with that device into the TV, online movie/TV content, etc? And as compared to the PS3. It seems that the Xbox 360 with Kinect can mesh into the PC, TV, smartphone/tablet devices well?

Quite keen on the website and Netflix capability

Mauricio, not sure what forum topic this should be in?

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  Reply # 520357 13-Sep-2011 11:30
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I have a Ps3 and Sony Bravia, and they link together seamlessly. No configuration required, I can use my TV remote to control my PS3 very easily (obviously not practical for gaming, but for media, BluRay and general menu navigation it is much better). Also able to turn PS3 on and off. I run a media server on my PC and can access content via either PS3 or TV. I find the TV is actually better for some reason. PS3 has some inbuilt DRM like CinAvia which stops some movies from playing (such as battle los angeles)

There is apparently also android and iOS apps to control them too, although I haven?t tried it since I have a blackberry.

No consoles in NZ can use Netflix genuinely since it is not available in NZ (probably ways around it, but not in my knowledge)

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  Reply # 520412 13-Sep-2011 12:50
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I have a USB tv tuner stick in my Windows 7 desktop at home and I watch and record freeview on my Xbox 360 on another tv in the same house via Windows media center on the xbox which connects automatically with windows medica center on the windows 7 desktop. Then there is the Zune video marketplace on the xbox to rent or buy movies. With the kinect addition and the latest dashboard update that is coming in 2 months time to Xbox 360, youtube will also be accessible on the xbox dashboard along with cool bing search features.




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  Reply # 520423 13-Sep-2011 13:08
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I use my ps3 with dlna all the time, it gets streams from any of the 4 pcs in the house and my android phone.
I've actually never played a game on it.

My cousins xbox can be a media extender, but I've never played with it.



billgates: cool bing search


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  Reply # 520428 13-Sep-2011 13:15
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blakamin: I use my ps3 with dlna all the time, it gets streams from any of the 4 pcs in the house and my android phone.


what server do you use?  PS3 Media Server? Servio?  something else?

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  Reply # 520432 13-Sep-2011 13:23
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I use  PS3 Media Server, but sometimes when I play HD(eg. 720p not even 1080p) action moive  through wirless LAN linked with my PC, it seems not working very smooth, for normal moive (non action/sports) is good. not quite sure because of WLAN or something elses.

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  Reply # 520434 13-Sep-2011 13:24
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I use PS3 Media Server, it streams fine to my PS3 or the Samsung TV directly. I go via the PS3, to the receiver, to the TV, so I get sound through the big speakers.




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  Reply # 520442 13-Sep-2011 13:28
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NonprayingMantis:
blakamin: I use my ps3 with dlna all the time, it gets streams from any of the 4 pcs in the house and my android phone.


what server do you use?  PS3 Media Server? Servio?  something else?

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With all share on my sgs2 - the PS3 will only play formats which are compatible with PS3, whereas the sgs2 can play just about any files .mkv, .dat... is there any way around this?

Digressing a bit here but I did manage to purchase a cheap MHL cable which plugs directly into a TV and works beautifully - that combined with my bluetooth mouse and jabra halo stereo headset connected via a BT dongle - i have a personal home theatre  :) 



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  Reply # 520944 14-Sep-2011 13:20
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YJ: I use  PS3 Media Server, but sometimes when I play HD(eg. 720p not even 1080p) action moive  through wirless LAN linked with my PC, it seems not working very smooth, for normal moive (non action/sports) is good. not quite sure because of WLAN or something elses.


It'll be the bandwidth of your WiFi link - you really need a wired LAN to stream HD.




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  Reply # 521253 15-Sep-2011 06:38
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From general functionality perspective its worth nothing the PS3 has a browser, which to some extent works well.




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  Reply # 521256 15-Sep-2011 07:01
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njd0505: With all share on my sgs2 - the PS3 will only play formats which are compatible with PS3, whereas the sgs2 can play just about any files .mkv, .dat... is there any way around ?






Tversity will re encode on the fly if you are running it from a PC

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  Reply # 521257 15-Sep-2011 07:19
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For me, as I have both, the PS3 gets used more simply because it has a Blu-Ray player, and the difference on a 1080p is huge.  If you will use this functionality then the PS3 is worth the extra easily.

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