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Topic # 17948 19-Dec-2007 11:49
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As reported here on GZ.  This is all good & yet another reason why PS3 was the best choice for our home entertainment system!

Lugh: get those Jedi mind tricks working - you NEED a media centre!!!  cough cough & a games console!




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  Reply # 100827 19-Dec-2007 11:57
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All I can say is yeah baby and guess what I'm doing tonight Laughing




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  Reply # 100833 19-Dec-2007 12:31
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stevonz: get those Jedi mind tricks working - you NEED a media centre!!!  cough cough & a games console!

Still thinking of an excellent argument that'll convince Her Indoors that we really need a Freeview PVR [mumble]plus games console[/mumble] but it looks like finances (or lack of) will prevail in the end.  Curse our flourishing economy!!




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  Reply # 100837 19-Dec-2007 12:39
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how does the divx playback feature actually work?
at the moment I'm using media sharing to watch videos using my PS3, before I had an xbox 1 with a mod chip using XBMC, would just browse the directories on my PC for the video files and just playback that way.



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  Reply # 100841 19-Dec-2007 12:51
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DjShadow: how does the divx playback feature actually work?
at the moment I'm using media sharing to watch videos using my PS3, before I had an xbox 1 with a mod chip using XBMC, would just browse the directories on my PC for the video files and just playback that way.


At the moment I can watch DivX movies (& TV shows) which are .avi files after the have been encoded by TVersity (or some similar product).  With this upgrade I should be able to watch same files without need to encode, therefore I should get better/ quicker streaming to PS3... will advise.

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  Reply # 100903 19-Dec-2007 20:39
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Have downloaded the new update to my PS3 and I'll say I'm very impressed! The unit now recognises my DVD-R discs that have DVD video burned on them. I gave WMP11 another try as media server and had no problems this time streaming video, even the picture qual is better, before hand I would get corrupted video error on every file.
I'm copying a xvid file across the network at the moment to see how that goes

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  Reply # 100914 19-Dec-2007 22:23
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I don't mean to start any flame wars, but the Xbox 360 got DivX with it's last update.



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  Reply # 100964 20-Dec-2007 08:05
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DjShadow: Have downloaded the new update to my PS3 and I'll say I'm very impressed! The unit now recognises my DVD-R discs that have DVD video burned on them. I gave WMP11 another try as media server and had no problems this time streaming video, even the picture qual is better, before hand I would get corrupted video error on every file.
I'm copying a xvid file across the network at the moment to see how that goes


Nice... great news!  I didn't get a chance at looking at the PS3 last night...  my 2 y.o. has chicken pox, so it's not much  fun in our house at the moment.  WIll attempt this weekend, if not sooner.

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  Reply # 100968 20-Dec-2007 08:19
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gazza27: I don't mean to start any flame wars, but the Xbox 360 got DivX with it's last update.



wowo thats great.. good 4 them..

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  Reply # 101006 20-Dec-2007 12:07
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I only said that because this is no evidence that "This is ... yet another reason why PS3 was the best choice for our home entertainment system".

Sorry to change topics a bit, but what are the features of the PS3 that make it worth the price? I have a 360 and want to get a PS3 as well but I highly dislike JRPG's, the only games I'd buy would be MGS4 and... well that's it I think, I didn't like original Killzone but I could get K2 as well... what other good games are coming out in 08? And what advantages would the PS3 offer that the 360 can't currently provide? I would like the Blu-Ray player, but for the price I want more than just that.

Most cross-platform titles so far have looked and played worse or equal on PS3 for $10 more so far, but I assume this will change when developers harness the potential of Blu-Ray?

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  Reply # 101008 20-Dec-2007 12:11
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Yip, tried it last night. Works great! Played some vids off a USB flash drive.



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  Reply # 101012 20-Dec-2007 12:23
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gazza27: I only said that because this is no evidence that "This is ... yet another reason why PS3 was the best choice for our home entertainment system".

Sorry to change topics a bit, but what are the features of the PS3 that make it worth the price? I have a 360 and want to get a PS3 as well but I highly dislike JRPG's, the only games I'd buy would be MGS4 and... well that's it I think, I didn't like original Killzone but I could get K2 as well... what other good games are coming out in 08? And what advantages would the PS3 offer that the 360 can't currently provide? I would like the Blu-Ray player, but for the price I want more than just that.

Most cross-platform titles so far have looked and played worse or equal on PS3 for $10 more so far, but I assume this will change when developers harness the potential of Blu-Ray?


Well it was the best choice for me... for the following reasons:
-I had/ have a PS1 & PS2 and have an archive of these games.
-I wanted to be able to wirelessly connect to DLNA out-of the box
-I wanted to play .avi's (without modding my box)

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  Reply # 101015 20-Dec-2007 12:33
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I guess they're great features, but I can play avi's on the 360, and I have some PS1 games but still have a PS1. A wired connection is quicker, so I always just wire. For me I don't think it's worth the price unless some better exclusives are arriving that I don't know about... anyone?

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  Reply # 101021 20-Dec-2007 12:58
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I think you already made your point, it's not for you.  That's cool.  Personally, when you add up all that it does it doesn't seem that bad a deal (especially after the price drop).  I'd much rather have built-in Blu-Ray than a add-on HD-DVD drive ($250?) but that's just me.  I also like that the controllers are rechargeable out of the box (are xbox's?  maybe...).  I wish PS3 had more games, but with time that will come.

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  Reply # 101035 20-Dec-2007 14:23
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Sorry if I sounded like I was trying to make a point, I wasn't. I really do want a PS3, but I'm just not too sure if I need one, I don't want to buy it and find that I don't even use it. I was just wanting to know the advantages of it from people who own it, and if anyone owns both consoles it would be great to have some input from them.

And yes, the ugly add-on is $250, and the 360 controllers aren't rechargable out of the box (I always have rechargable AAs lying around though). Blu-ray is clearly more popular atm than HD-DVD too.

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Reply # 101046 20-Dec-2007 14:56
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Works sweet. Watching Top Gear in hi-def sure beats standard def!

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