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#31 nflsonic   Your Title is Not Enough CAGiversary!   698 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2008 - 04:59 PM

I'll be selling my PS3 soon, but holding onto most of my Blu-rays.

Think I should look into a cheap player, or wait and see if the next xbox has blu support?

Why would you be selling your PS3 anyways? It is one of the cheapest Blu-Ray players out there. Sure, there are cheaper ones, but they exclude many things that would not make it worth the purchase (no ethernet, no upgrade). I think Samsung or some other company is releasing a fairly comparable BD Player, but I remember seeing that it was roughly the same price as a PS3.

Ah, you choice though. I'm with the others in saying that you shouldn't hold your breath for a Blu-Ray Xbox 360. If you are talking about the "next" Xbox, then I wouldn't know. My guess is that they might include it, but you are going to wait another 3-5 years until it comes out (my guess obviously).

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#32 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12004 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2008 - 06:09 PM

I think he was talking about the next Xbox console, not a 360 with a Blu-ray drive. Also, Sony isn't the only ones with a voice in Blu-ray.


Yeah, still, don't hold you're breath. I think we are more likely to see a DVD/Download hybrid system then Microsoft putting a Blu-ray player in. But who knows.

#33 Sporadic   done with this site CAGiversary!   9499 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2008 - 06:16 PM

I'll be selling my PS3 soon, but holding onto most of my Blu-rays.

Think I should look into a cheap player, or wait and see if the next xbox has blu support?


If it were me, I would definitely start looking for a standalone player. That $330 combo player Gizmo was pimping would be a good pick.

Its not a matter of whether Microsoft wants 360 Blu Ray, its whether Sony would want them to have it. With the best selling Blu Ray player (and worst selling console oddly enough) being the PS3 they wouldn't want to shoot themselves in the foot on letting Microsoft put Blu Ray in the 360, they'd simply lose too many PS3 sales.


It isn't just Sony's decision and I imagine that everybody else in the Blu-Ray Association (including studios) would be beyond pissed if they turned away a system that could possibly help them get Blu-Ray into another 19 million homes (that is if the next Xbox does as good as the 360)

#34 Malik112099   Got Wife? CAGiversary!   8220 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 07:11 PM

It isn't just Sony's decision and I imagine that everybody else in the Blu-Ray Association (including studios) would be beyond pissed if they turned away a system that could possibly help them get Blu-Ray into another 19 million homes (that is if the next Xbox does as good as the 360)



exactly...plus, isnt Microsoft's VC-1 codec part of blu-ray?
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#35 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12004 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2008 - 07:40 PM

Universal and Paramount use VC1...I don't think any other studio does (or not as much as the two I mentioned). Universal is still cranking out new VC1 releases (Heroes Season 2, Baby Mama)

#36 graf1k   BAM BAM CAGiversary!   2483 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2008 - 12:29 AM

IIRC Warner and New Line use VC-1 almost exclusively.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 01:36 AM

Postal:

I was able to get a copy at Best Buy and possibly the only copy the store purchased.


Well how was it?!

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#38 cuco33   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   198 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:44 PM

Its not a matter of whether Microsoft wants 360 Blu Ray, its whether Sony would want them to have it. With the best selling Blu Ray player (and worst selling console oddly enough) being the PS3 they wouldn't want to shoot themselves in the foot on letting Microsoft put Blu Ray in the 360, they'd simply lose too many PS3 sales.


Problem with that is Sony isn't Bluray. BDA is in place to 'prevent' any of that. It's more MS's decision than it would be Sony's and yes, Sony does controls more of the Bluray market than anyone else. I also highly doubt you'ld see any BD version of the 360 anytime soon.
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:35 AM

OP Updated with latest release date.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:44 AM

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#41 Richlough   ... CAGiversary!   3738 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:17 AM

I'm missing alot of movies at the theater , now that I have 2 children [3mo and 4yr] .

I'm going to blind buy alot of Blu-Rays because of this .

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:10 AM

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#43 seanr1221   :'( CAGiversary!   24428 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:13 AM

I wasn't talking about the 360, I was talking about the next xbox, like I said.

Sporadic, link to that 300ish player? I'd be selling my ps3 for 500, so with proper deals, I could get a good amount of blu-rays with that extra money.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:55 AM

I'll be selling my PS3 soon, but holding onto most of my Blu-rays.

Think I should look into a cheap player, or wait and see if the next xbox has blu support?


Next xbox might be 3 years out from now. You can pick up an Insignia player for $250 and if you wait till Xmas, you might find a black friday blu-ray player for $200 or less. But why are you selling your ps3?

Edit- I believe there is a $50 gift card with the insignia and there's a $100 coupon (good for blurays) in the box. That's a pretty good deal- $200 for a player and you get to pick about 3 or so blu-rays for free.

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#45 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12004 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:16 PM

I wasn't talking about the 360, I was talking about the next xbox, like I said.

Sporadic, link to that 300ish player? I'd be selling my ps3 for 500, so with proper deals, I could get a good amount of blu-rays with that extra money.


You don't think you will get $400 for just the PS3, right? I've had my 60GB on Craigslist now for a month with a free BD remote and HDMI cable and can't even sell that for $440. I'll take a bit cheaper, but some people think $250 is a good deal:lol:

#46 bigdaddybruce44   Murders & Executions CAGiversary!   13294 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:47 AM

Whoa, yeah, you aren't getting $500 for a PS3...

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:51 AM

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#49 Padfeet   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   47 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2008 - 06:08 PM

Do not sell your PS3 it i the best blu-ray player on the market. It has a faster processer, better chip, faster laser and built in storage and wifi.

#50 Sporadic   done with this site CAGiversary!   9499 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2008 - 07:41 PM

I wasn't talking about the 360, I was talking about the next xbox, like I said.

Sporadic, link to that 300ish player? I'd be selling my ps3 for 500, so with proper deals, I could get a good amount of blu-rays with that extra money.


Well, it was 300ish.

Now it's listed at $399 and it's sold out online

http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1186004964788

Do not sell your PS3 it i the best blu-ray player on the market. It has a faster processer, better chip, faster laser and built in storage and wifi.


It's not.

#51 rsigley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1218 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:43 PM

i've been having a lot of problems lately with my ps3 (launch 20 gig) with not being able to read disks, so i ended up buying that hybrid player.

don't really notice much difference between the two except that the hybrid player loads a little faster (esp HD-DVDs vs the toshiba a-35)

for some reason on the ps3 47 was the volume i always kept it at, but for the hybrid player 39 is about the same

#52 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12004 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:22 AM

Small heads up...

Just got Pushing Daisies BD and it listed TrueHD on the back! Hopefully Warner continues with this track record. Comes with a nice slipcase as well...slightly thicker case than Sarah Connor Chronicles.

#53 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12004 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:41 PM

Updated OP

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 05:31 AM

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:25 AM

Small heads up...

Just got Pushing Daisies BD and it listed TrueHD on the back! Hopefully Warner continues with this track record. Comes with a nice slipcase as well...slightly thicker case than Sarah Connor Chronicles.

That's some misprint. SCC is a much bigger seller and a better candidate for lossless.
Too bad they can't give every title TrueHD.

Or maybe they had a deadline for when they were going to fix up their act so SCC and Speed Racer must have missed the deadline by a couple of weeks.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:47 AM

Do not sell your PS3 it i the best blu-ray player on the market. It has a faster processer, better chip, faster laser and built in storage and wifi.


I disagree. Now that I have a receiver that can do TrueHD and DTS-HD audio I want a new stand alone player.

Is there any word about the PS3 supporting the new audio formats?

#57 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12004 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2008 - 01:53 PM

PS3 can't bitstream.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 02:12 PM

i think dallow and others have mentioned various times that the ps3 will never be able to bitstream..

any reviews on the insignia player? (not that i would even bother with it)

1080i is for douchebags


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Posted 12 September 2008 - 04:38 AM

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#60 Scorch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   37483 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2008 - 05:00 AM

Passed on Speed Racer today.. 131 minutes long was too much to me..
i heard it's pretty though

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