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#28868 14-Dec-2008 18:15
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I have just updated from an CRT to LCD & it is fantastic. Next step is to purchase a player that can upscale existing dvds to 1080p, recently discovered that the xbox 360 doesn't upscale even though it has the HDMI port , which I think is soo stupid.

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  #184099 14-Dec-2008 19:05
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well done.


did you have a question to ask, or did you simply feel that this was an important bit of info that everyone should know?

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#184102 14-Dec-2008 19:23
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Sorry there was a question, but got interrupted.

I know that there are many people have already come to the cross roads of whether to purchase a Blue Ray Player or a PS3.

Most of my friends suggest the ps3 with all it multi functions, but heard that the Blue Ray laser of the ps3 has been stuffing up & burning out. Anyone know whether this is ture.,

 
 
 
 


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  #184142 14-Dec-2008 23:29
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it all depends what you want it for!

you are saying you want a dvd upscaler. i am taking it that you meant you want a gaming console which also upscales dvds.

in that case the ps3. i dont know much about the xbox so i wont do it injustice by stating rumours.

1) upscaling dvds. there are hopeless ones (picture turns out worse than analogue), so-so ones, and good ones. the ps3 is amazing. i thought only csi can upscale pictures but i was impressed by the ps3. i once bought an LG upscaler and returned it within 10mins.

2) budget - if you're buying a ps3 just for upscaling you must be rich.

3) other media - dont know about xbox but ps3 plays most media files except for mkv and the dvb-t ts files.

4) ps3 laser? no idea. there are faulty products and faulty users. i bought mine with 3 year warranty.




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  #184143 14-Dec-2008 23:33
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oh your question - bluray player vs ps3 ... the ps3 is pretty good and ranks high up on the picture quality list. so i'd say just think of it as a blu ray play on its own when comparing other products. i bought my ps3 only for its blu ray player and it's perfect. but i also play games. it's still one of the cheapest bluray players around. if you dont have the perfect tv then any good players will do. if you have the perfect tv you will have lots of money to get the perfect player and apparently there are better ones around. not many though.




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