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Old September 23 2009, 02:55 AM   #16
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Re: Blu-Ray Player (Yes this topic again)

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Six reasons why the Sony PS3 Slim shouldn't be your Blu-ray player:

http://www.retrevo.com/my/5875/artic...er?cmpid=Email
So the PS3 shouldn't be my Blu-ray player because it can't play PS2 games, something I don't give a monkey's ass about?

At least their other points are somewhat valid.
That reason might be moot sooner than any of us thought..
Sega leaks Sony plans for PS2 and dreamcast emulation on PS3
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Old September 25 2009, 03:39 PM   #17
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Re: Blu-Ray Player (Yes this topic again)

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I went for the Sony BDP S-350
Another thing about purchasing a Blu-ray player now

Sony BDP S-350 rear panel
http://z.about.com/d/hometheater/1/0...connect875.jpg

The unit will provide a downconverted signal for standard definition televisions via S-Video, or composite video out.
Yes it costs more than a DVD player but basically you are HDTV-ready for when you purchase an HDTV. And you are also future-proofing your growing video library say if you purchase the Star Trek XI Blu-ray in a couple of months you won't have to feel like you are double dipping to move from DVD to Blu-ray of that Trek film after you purchase a HDTV and then a Blu-ray player in a few years.
and you also get access to the BD-Live features that are included with Blu-ray disc purchases that you don't get with DVDs.
Not so fast... Far as I know ALL BD players have said outputs. However, Not all movies are set up to be downconverted. It's not a BD requirement for movies to be able to shoot out of the composite.
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Old September 28 2009, 12:10 AM   #18
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Blu-ray will penetrate mainstream by next year

NPD expects Blu-ray players will start getting described as mainstream products early next year, breaking them free of their current niche status.

On a related note though The XBOX 360 has the largest market penetration for digitally downloaded movies through 2013.
Xbox 360 is in an estimated 16 million U.S. homes, the PlayStation 3 is in 8 million, the Wii is in another 20 million or so, making gaming consoles the leading Internet-connected device already hooked up to TVs. They’re expected to hold that lead until 2013 when connected HDTVs overtake them, according to Futuresource Consulting.
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Old September 28 2009, 02:08 AM   #19
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Re: Blu-Ray Player (Yes this topic again)

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However, Not all movies are set up to be downconverted. It's not a BD requirement for movies to be able to shoot out of the composite.
I think you have it a bit wrong. There is allowance in the BR spec for a title to disable output of a 1080p signal by anything other than HDMI. However I don't think any existing discs actually use this copy protection method.
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However, Not all movies are set up to be downconverted. It's not a BD requirement for movies to be able to shoot out of the composite.
I think you have it a bit wrong. There is allowance in the BR spec for a title to disable output of a 1080p signal by anything other than HDMI. However I don't think any existing discs actually use this copy protection method.
I think i'm not saying it right.. But from my understanding of the BD specs... BD movies are not required to be a able to use the Composite port. Now you total right, I don't know of ANY movies that won't work that way... But still.
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