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  1. A210AMG

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    Wow!!

    So we have had our Sony TV and Blue ray player now for a month or so and as yet not watched one blue ray dvd.

    I did put Bad Boys (the first one) in and the quality was very good as it upscales your old dvds.

    Well, I've just watched Oceans 13 in proper blue ray and its quite simply awesome, crisp picture and colours / quality is amazing.

    I now need to get some DVD's that have more action in. I will have to search for Ronin on Blue ray :) :):)

    Anyone else think they are great?
     
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    I agree as I've got a PS3 which plays Blu-ray discs. One time i decided to watch Casino Royale on Blu ray and i was very impressed by the picture quality and clear sound .

    IMO the difference of Blu-ray and DVD is like day and night, and i would highly recommend Blu-ray to everyone.
     
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    So you have a Sony TV and a Sony blu-Ray player...

    You now need to get yourself a Sony PS3 - a large HDD in your PC - and stream all the HD movies and normal DVDs through the PS3.

    I am currently streaming about 35 HD movies, and boy does it make a difference, and I have 1080i Rear projection screen.

    Drop me a PM if you need any assistance/advise.

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    Second that:) Planet Earth in Bluray is very impressive (and I only have a cheap HD tv!)

    Lovefilm do Bluray DVDs for the same rental as normal DVDs....
     
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    Yup another PS3 owner here ... was sent Casino Royale (for free) when I registered it :)

    Don't forget the Windows Media Server stuff also lets you play music & pictures from your PC on the PS3/TV :)

    Dead handy when relatives are round, you can just set a slideshow running on your big TV screen.
     
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    The Pirates Of The Caribbean series and I, Robot are excellent transfers regarding picture quality.

    Oh and if you can get an amplifier that decodes the HD audio formats you will be even more impressed.

    If you do a Google search you will find that not all Blu-ray discs have region coding, so you can watch American imports without modifying the player - Blade Runner and The Fifth Element are two examples.

    Mike
     
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    Mike,


    Currently I have only the speakers from my TV :(


    I do however have my B&W surrund speakers and Sub ready for its new HDMI amp with true dolby digital.

    I sold my old sony QS amp as it had no HDMI's and only one optical. So when I hook the speakers up it should sound great. The old amp was very good, but now with the new TV and blueray it should be even better. :)
     
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    I'm not in the know... but didn't the PS3 receive a bashing for containing a sub-standard blu-ray player when it came out?
     
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    Not as far as I know, the reviews I saw rated it higher than dedicated players costing far more (as when the PS2 came out and was compared to DVD players).

    Sony also issue new PS3 firmware pretty regularly - I know several of these releases have included additional Blu Ray (and DVD) functionality.
     
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    I have one of the very first ones in the UK (pre-ordered) - never had any issues with it in over 1.5yrs.

    I have upgraded my one to 320Gb and its full of HD movies on the Hard disk. I just watch the ones i want, delete and copy new one from my pc via the media server. The media server works great with real time streaming as well.

    Regular firmware updates keep the PS3 ahead of issues, currently it is a v2.50.

    Online gaming adds a new dimension.
     
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    Yup, me too - delivered on UK launch day :)

    Still got the original 60 Gb drive in mine, but dead easy (and cheap) to upgrade.
     
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    I'm tempted to buy one then... the major drawback (imo) of the PS3 is that it lacks Halo 3.... I have a wii and a PC for all other games...

    Oh well, I guess I'm just gonna have to go out and enjoy the nice sunny day ;)

    M.
     
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    Well the latest ones use a new CPU which is more efficient, and is power saving.

    Some of the older 40Gb ones on the market have the older CPUs - also the newer ones now only have 2 USB ports.

    The newer 80Gb ones have vibrations controllers, which is the only difference between this and the 40Gb. There is a new 160Gb model out soon.

    Personal advise, go for a 40Gb model, make sure you get the newer one, and allow £60 for a hard disk upgrade to 320Gb. The install is a 10mins diy swap over.

    Here's a useful link for research: http://www.edepot.com/playstation3.html

    regards
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