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6th May 2008 0:53  #1

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
PS3 question
I know that PS3 plays BluRay dvds but does it play standard dvds??

6th May 2008 0:59  #2

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,125 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
BD is backwards compatible with DVD.

6th May 2008 1:13  #3

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Upscales them too.
Get one now. Hippy

6th May 2008 3:51  #4

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
Yes it does, same with standalone BD Players, Upscale your dvd as well...

6th May 2008 12:24  #5

jmcclane 88 Member Join Date: September 2006 Location: Ireland Posts: 466
Isn't the PS3 future proof, something to do with Profiles, 2.0 being the latest.  I'm getting a PS3 anyway, for GTA4 but more importantly the Ghostbusters game coming late this year.

But it would be nice to have a Blu-Ray player that isn't going to be redundant in a year or so.

6th May 2008 12:44  #6

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Yep, it's always having firmware updates.

6th May 2008 13:30  #7

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
jmcclane 88 wrote: Isn't the PS3 future proof, something to do with Profiles, 2.0 being the latest.  I'm getting a PS3 anyway, for GTA4 but more importantly the Ghostbusters game coming late this year.

But it would be nice to have a Blu-Ray player that isn't going to be redundant in a year or so.

Yep. That's exactly why I bought Region A PS3 - now it can do everything, okay it can't bitstream HD Audio, but I think I'm happy enough with LPCM decoding.

I was planning to buy Panny BD50 but well that was before DTS-HD MA came to PS3

6th May 2008 15:11  #8

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
It cant do everything. It's not a multiregion player Tongue

6th May 2008 18:55  #9

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,125 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
It doesn't make very good toast either.

6th May 2008 19:34  #10

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714


But it does make a mean Pork Chop.

6th May 2008 19:43  #11

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
It also does UPnP network streaming, so if you have a media server on your network with support for UPnP then you can use it to watch video, play music and look at your photo collection. Video support is surprisingly good given that it is Sony, ie DivX and XviD.

6th May 2008 20:57  #12

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
tx guys!

6th May 2008 21:16  #13

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,125 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Mal wrote: It also does UPnP network streaming, so if you have a media server on your network with support for UPnP then you can use it to watch video, play music and look at your photo collection. Video support is surprisingly good given that it is Sony, ie DivX and XviD.

My G1 Xbox does that Wink Still, if there's room in the budget I wouldn't say no.

6th May 2008 23:51  #14

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Did anyone mention GTA IV?

No? GTA IV?


Oh wait...GTA IV?

7th May 2008 0:22  #15

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Mal wrote: It also does UPnP network streaming, so if you have a media server on your network with support for UPnP then you can use it to watch video, play music and look at your photo collection. Video support is surprisingly good given that it is Sony, ie DivX and XviD.
Yeah, but still no audio support for WMA Pro files Sad

7th May 2008 1:42  #16

jmcclane 88 Member Join Date: September 2006 Location: Ireland Posts: 466
There's a GTA IV now?

So basically if I want a Pork chop toastie I'm screwed if I don't have a toaster. I'll still get one probably, (game machine/blu-ray player) YAY.

10th May 2008 15:48  #17

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
It should be noted that an Xbox 360 does all of the above mentioned that the PS3 does, including Xvid and Divx playback.

10th May 2008 18:36  #18

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Yeah but the PS3 is so much cooler.

11th May 2008 3:51  #19

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
You can fold on the PS3 as well, quite a benefit...
(natively)

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