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#169116 - 05/29/07 12:52 PM For PS3 owners
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Sony just issued a new firmware update, it ads upscaling of DVD video to 720P/1080i/1080P. Playstation 3
I'll have to see how this compares to the Toshiba HD-XA2.
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#169117 - 05/29/07 01:55 PM Re: For PS3 owners [Re: HomeDad]
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Youíll be disappointed. The 1080P/24 doesnít work with my video processor either, which is something that Iíve been looking forward to for a while now. My VP wont process it, or even pass it to the projector. ÖÖ.bummer. That new Samsung BR player looks very promising if Samsung will issue a firmware update to fix the 7.1 Lossless audio problem itís having.
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#169118 - 05/29/07 02:58 PM Re: For PS3 owners [Re: michael_d]
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I'm not crazy about the Ps3 as it stands, Imo they have one decent game and the blutooth really irritates me. Although it gives a good HD picture and I use it for SACD I think a stand-alone is in my future.
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#169119 - 05/29/07 03:56 PM Re: For PS3 owners [Re: HomeDad]
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Ya I hear ya, too bad there isnít a universal blue tooth remote. That would be way coolÖ.

The PS3, in my opinion is still the best BR player there is though. Itís the only one that supports the lossless PCM tracks without issue, and plays back BR in 1080P/24. No others do both. The Samsung 1200 is the first one that MIGHT eventually, plus is a great SD/DVD player on par with the X2.

Iím thinking in about six months there will be more available and Iíll jump then. Heck, I just bought a Toshiba HD-A2 from Amazon for $235 (shipped) and got two free HD/DVDís from Amazon and five more from Toshiba. Figuring in the HD disks, I basically got the A2 for free. Blue Ray will not be far behind with getting cheap players to market.
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#169120 - 05/29/07 04:30 PM Re: For PS3 owners [Re: michael_d]
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Youíll be disappointed. The 1080P/24 doesnít work with my video processor either, which is something that Iíve been looking forward to for a while now. My VP wont process it, or even pass it to the projector. ÖÖ.bummer. That new Samsung BR player looks very promising if Samsung will issue a firmware update to fix the 7.1 Lossless audio problem itís having.




Hmm, I hope I don't have this problem when I upgrade my plasma.

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#169121 - 05/29/07 05:05 PM Re: For PS3 owners [Re: michael_d]
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Mike, I'm surprised you didn't go with the XA2, Imo the Reon video processing was well worth the extra expense.
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#169122 - 05/29/07 05:16 PM Re: For PS3 owners [Re: HomeDad]
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I use a DVDO VP-50 external video processor and an SDI modified Oppo 981 for SD/dvd, so I don't need the Reon. The VP-50 is arguably the best VP made for SD available that's under $10,000. (it's $3000 MSRP)
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#169123 - 05/29/07 10:30 PM Re: For PS3 owners [Re: HomeDad]
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I actually don't mind watching normal DVDs on the PS3 now. I've mainly been using it for SACD, CD, and Blu-ray playback.

Yeah, I didn't care for Resistance: Fall of Man (although I'll admit I didn't get that far into it), and I haven't seen any other games that look at all interesting. I think I'll do without video games for a little while (since my Xbox 360 is out of commission) and concentrate on the last pieces of my home theater. Piece by piece, I'm getting there.

The thing that made me sad about the PS3 firmware update was that they added media streaming support. I was so excited when I saw a Windows Media Player, and then I browsed out to one of my music folders only to find that it won't play back losslessly compressed WMAs. That's 99% of my music collection! Here's hoping that will be in the next update.

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