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Initial post: 21 Jun 2009 08:11:24 BDT
JMS says:
is it
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Posted on 26 Jun 2009 00:25:48 BDT
do you mean as a console or just the video quality it achieves?

Posted on 29 Jun 2009 01:19:25 BDT
trinidoctor says:
It's good for both gaming and blu ray. Please no fanboy responses.

Posted on 10 Jul 2009 16:15:27 BDT
It's an excellent bit of kit as an all-rounder. It can be topped with individual hardware but as an all-in-one, I doubt there's much else that can hold a candle to it.

Posted on 23 Jul 2009 11:35:51 BDT
Of course it is... now go and buy one :)

Posted on 10 Aug 2009 13:55:50 BDT
Negro Lynx says:
Blu-ray part can't be topped, even by the most expensive players. Only "downside" however, is the sound. The PS3 cannot bitstream HD-sound but "only" as LPCM. You probably won't know the difference, hence the "".

Posted on 20 Aug 2009 18:51:01 BDT
I use it as both a console and blu-ray player and I really inpressed with it.I do think the XBox 360 does have slightly better graphics and a much better array of games.PS3 games mostly seem to be either car racing or scary/bloodly shooting games but more family orientated games are being added.It easily finds you wireless network for the internet and you get the exellent PS Network which you don't have to pay for.Try the demos out before you buy the game.I have never tried any other blu-ray player to compare to this,but I think it rocks! in quality and it also up scales your dvd's to HD if you have a HDMI cable.
I wouldn't trade my in for the World!!

Posted on 23 Aug 2009 18:54:42 BDT
ST200 Ltd Ed says:
PS3's are great but because it gets a bit hot i bought a Pana Blu Ray Player too, I also suggest a GOOD AVR if haven't already!!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Aug 2009 23:34:59 BDT
'Blu-ray part can't be topped'? What makes you say that?

It is very good but my main reason for buying a stalone on top was noise. PS3 is quiet but nowhere near as quiet as my Panasonic BD player. Pro's and cons, the standalone is at least the equal of the PS3 and mine is about 6 months old now.

Posted on 19 Sep 2009 09:57:54 BDT
yes I agree. I bought my new console for it's size, beauty and complete lack of noise. I'd not heard of it before, it's called a Gift Wrap: Box, small. It's awesome!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Sep 2009 01:39:00 BDT
thats right the ps3 is the best blu-ray player out because of the regular system updates from sony they add more features on each time and thats a fact my good man

Posted on 24 Sep 2009 17:05:41 BDT
I love the PS3 mate, I bought it the day it came out at quite a premium and even then I considered it to be an absolute bargain considering what it does. But times have moved on and to say the PS3 is the best BD player on the market is a bold statement to make and I think you'll probably struggle to get the same opinion from someone within the AV industry or from someone who owns both.

On the fact that it's self updating on the BD front. I don't have the figures but I do read what the regular updates include and it's pretty seldom that it includes a BD playback fix. BD updates should be much less frequent now compared to when the media was first launched. I checked the firmware on my standalone when I first got it and it's still up-to-date now.

Posted on 25 Oct 2009 10:19:45 GMT
It's at least the third best current gen console

Posted on 3 Feb 2010 18:23:58 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Feb 2010 18:34:20 GMT
It depends on what you want it for. In an oversimplified manner, I would choose a PS3 if:

I wanted multimedia (movies, music, internet) to be part of the set up. The PS3 really takes the lead here.
I wanted to just buy a console and be more-or-less done with it (not loads of extras you have to buy for central functions).
Particular exclusives (such as Gran Turismo 5, Metal Gear Solid 4, MAG & Uncharted 2).
If aesthetics are important to you. On a shelf, the PS3 is quiet, dark and elegant-looking. Although, I wouldn't make a decision on this alone!
Although 360s have improved, generally, PlayStations are considerably more reliable. Not just on hardware either, Blu-rays are tough and the PS3 won't 'laser-burn' them.

The 360 on the other hand...

Has a better online community. More people, 95% of whom have headsets, so it's more vocal on LIVE (whether or not that's a good thing is up to you!).
Has generally a smoother online experience.
Also has particular exclusives, and a few more of them (such as Gears of War, Mass Effect 2, Left 4 Dead 2 and Halo 3).
Is more customisable to suit your demands. If you only want to play games for an hour or two after work, you don't have to pay 250 to do it. Arcades go for 160, and usually with a game or two.

Me? I chose the PlayStation. I like movies, listening to music and telling people about it on Amazon. Then, I flick over to MAG and blast away... Simple, fun and good value.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2010 06:41:06 GMT
i own both consoles and as the others have said they both have good points and bad. i am a die hard xbox gamer but the playstation has more true 1080p native games,the 360 says 1080p but they are just upscalled 720p. the picture is superb when playing a game at 1080p native. the choice is yours.

Posted on 30 Dec 2011 13:21:03 GMT
Great for blu-ray and gaming.

Posted on 13 Jan 2012 00:04:48 GMT
fruitloops says:
I used to love mine, i only bought it as a blu-ray player and PVR with play tv, but after a while i found the blu-ray aspect annoying and bought a blu-ray player. I still use the ps3 to watch and record tv, it's pretty good at that if you don't mind using the controller as a remote. There isn't anything wrong with it for blu-ray as such, it just feels a real hassle cos to play a blu-ray (or game) you have to exit play tv. Then restarting play tv takes a lifetime just to get the tv back. So i wouldn't recommend using it for tv AND blu-ray, just one or the other.

I do have a few games, but very rarely play them, the graphics are superb to be fair but i'm not really into games anymore. I will probably play games a bit more if i replace play tv with a normal PVR, and don't have to wait forever to switch between the tv and the games.

Posted on 12 Apr 2012 15:06:23 BDT
Heisenberg says:
OH YES!!!!!

Posted on 19 Sep 2012 20:42:19 BDT
i bought ps3 AFTER having TWO "DEATHBOX360's" which lasted a few months yet the beast i thought the enemy was sony... until months passed and overall ps3 "it's still alive" (the doctor aka richtofen from WaW and BO zombies) i also have both BD version of advent children (complete) and ordinary advent children dvd seen both but in absolute honesty BD is beast mode

Posted on 3 Oct 2012 14:44:01 BDT
Dan Gllebitz says:
What is "beast" mode? Are you on about Gears of War 3?
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