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Old 11-11-2007   #49
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JJ,

I saw one of those the other day, I guess if it doesn't melt i'll let it be and just turn it off when not in use.
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Old 11-12-2007   #50
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Well, I got home from call this weekend and decided it's time to compare....

Sony PS3 (firmware 1.94) vs Sony BDP-S1, both connected to a Meridian HDMax 421 HDMI switcher with identical Monster 1000 HDMI cables. The PS3 connected by a cheap Toslink cable (only one I own, I prefer coaxial) and the Sony via a Stealth Fineline MkII digital coaxial cable to my Meridian 861....

Well, while I like the PS3 for a game, it is a definite step behind the BDP-S1 for video, having lessor contrast and edge detail when compared to the stand alone player. The image looked much more natural from the BDP-S1 than the PS3 as well. Colors seemed better as well.

For audio, I must first say I am using a cheap Toslink cable on the PS3 and a decent silver coaxial cable on the BDP-S1, but the bass was far better on the BDP-S1.

My vote....

PS3 will get you into the game, and let you play games to boot, but I suspect when you decide, you'll be happier with a free standing Blu-ray player.
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I kind of expected as much but haven't seen it myself.
I will get a standalone player but will most likely wait until the final 2.0 standard is ironed out.
Until then I'll just keep watching the Blu-Ray movies on my PS3.
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Don't get me wrong Moose,

The picture from a Blu-ray disc on the PS3 is still far better than SD DVD.
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Don't get me wrong Moose,

The picture from a Blu-ray disc on the PS3 is still far better than SD DVD.
Of that I have no doubt!!
When the PS2 first came out it was one of the only DVD players on the market but the picture quality was soon overtaken by standalone players, I was wondering if the Blu-Ray standalones looked much better than the PS3's & it sounds like you think they do.
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