For $399 it really makes a lot of sense because of the upgradability and future-proof nature of the architecture.
You mean it does all that and plays games too? Cool! [sarcasm]
I'm more of a movie buff then a video game buff so PS3 seemed, to me at least, to be the ideal choice. In the process PS3 sort of got me back into gaming which I lost interest in a few years ago.
I'm more of a movie buff than gaming buff, but the PS3 got me back into gaming, and now I also enjoy watching Blu-Ray movies. First console since SNES. And I started dating a chick last year who has a Wii and 360. She just bought me a PSP.
Man talk about jumping back into gaming. I have NO TIME!
Nice bit of free advertising there.
I've been pretty close to caving in and buying one
you won't be disappointed.
I'll wait for the MGS4 bundle :)
There are rumors that a White sku is coming this month. And you also have the high demand MGS4 bundle coming. Are you in Europe or America, cause Europe has a hot GT5 Prologue Bundle.
Once you get the shiny black beast out of the box you will have no regrets in buying it. Everything about is screams class. And when you turn it on to watch movies or PS3 games. You will hit your head and curse yourself for not buying one earlier :) I don't work for Sony but i can honestly say that the PS3 is the best piece of tech Sony has developed sofar. If you love movies or games. I highly recommend a PS3. For $399 USD its a steal.
It's the center of my home theater and i love it!
I don't think i could be without my PS3.
Yep. "People" bash it because people buy it for Blu-Ray, but whats wrong with that? Sony has bagged two demographics, the gamer, and the movie fan. Personally i love it for both : )
People that bash the PS3 for being multi functional are 1 dimensional people. Case in point The Mart at post 7.
and surely. People are seeing the PS3 as it is. An amazing piece of tech that not only play top of the line games but also play HD movies. I am more impressed with the PS3 than the PS2. Sony really has outdone themselves with the PS3. Crazzy Ken is a genius and all his critics should suck his toe :)
I have to agree. It is a nice piece of technology. My dad is giving me a home theater system as a house warming gift. He does not know it yet but I am giving him a PS3 to complete his home theater system.
aahhhh..... Im gonna phone my dad....
His motives are not completely unselfish. He just wants my house to sound as good as his does when he visits. I'm still taking it though.
lucky you still have your dads around. Haha. The advantage of having a family member that loves you much with a higher pay salary.
seems like every time you open your big mouth i end up giving you a bubble. i couldn't have said it better myself. thank you very much.
welcome and bubbles to you too :)
but since both are hobbies I enjoy, the PS3 was a natural choice. Plus, I'd just picked up a 1080p set, so the choice was even easier. If I had only one criticism, it's that the fan can occasionally get a bit louder than I'd like. But this only really is bothersome in very quiet scenes. And I know many folks claim to have a super silent fan. Mine gets noisy, but not always and not for extended time. But minus that, it really is an extraordinary package for the price. And I though it was a steal even when I paid 499 for the now coveted 60GB model. So now with a True-Blu winner, bring on the flicks! And get R:FOM2 and KZ2 out pronto! Cheers.
Ah right! The PS3 is a movieplayer. Sony already confused me saying it was a computer... or no it was a gaming device... But now it's clear again. It doesn't do my laundry, it won't make me coffee and eggs in the morning. It'll just play movies.
need a tissue???
Just get one already...
poor child, you seem very confused.
after all this time, and all you've seen - this is the best you've got?
-- "Sony already confused me saying it was a computer... or no it was a gaming device...
But now it's clear again. It doesn't do my laundry, it won't make me coffee and eggs in the morning. It'll just play movies...." --
Well, it is a computer and a gaming device, and obviously a great Blu-ray player too. Why would you want your console to make food and fold clothes? Stop hating and start living; Life is too short man.
I think you are just easily confused!
Come on Mart. Jump In and Play Beyond. It's not too late to enjoy both.
yeah the PS3 is a movie-player, but for many (like me) it's all about the games that was a lame attempt at bashing the PS3 cause all you did was state a fact and try and make it seem like people only buy it for the movies and yeah it's basically a computer also- you can run linux, upgrade the HDD, do some online browsing (both with the XMB and Linux), and participate in research programs (folding@home) so i think the moral of the story is- why the hell are you back in the gamer zone
So it confuses you? How old are you mart because there are 5 year olds who understand the ps3. You failed again.
Are you really that confused?
I bought I Ps3 a few months after I bought my 360 and I realized it booted up faster, has a sleek interface, and it just feel like a true next gen console...Of course the online infrastructure is way below that of its rival but I rather have free online, cool functionality, than be locked to MS business model.
I use my PS3 a lot to play Blu-Ray movies and I'm happy with it. If you guys are planning on buying a Blu-Ray player. This is the best deal.
I'm feeling kind of open right now...
I remember my first Sony boombox, walkman, discman, playstation...but this tops the cake!
a review of the PS3? isn't it a little too late for these? you were supposed to do this at launch or within a couple weeks of launch HDTV magazine- not one and a half years later
Better late than never. The review is still welcome though. The more reports about the PS3's brilliance the better.
but in defence of the magazine I think they are bringing their regular customers and newcomers to the magazine, up to date in the wake of the recent Blu-ray victory. Since videophiles finally have a clear cut format to glom onto, they are refreshing this review so that people are familiar with what's a "good choice" out there now that the dust has settled.
1-Jump OUT 2-Play B3YOND
there still blind , lime green makes everybody delusional
By the end of the year, they will be blaming Nintendo for the 360s defeat in the console war because Nintendo stopped one of their top N64 tier games from being ported to the crapbox. You know they sunk low when the best game they are relying on, is a 10 year old remake from a competitors system...
"You know they sunk low when the best game they are relying on, is a 10 year old remake from a competitors system"
Goldeneye is a great game but please show me where any 360 person said they were relying on it.
You want to talk about sunk low you need to look no farther than the rabid droids looking for some type of "fictional" redemeption for thier piece of plastic they bought.
Given that the format war has now come to a close it is a good idea to get everyone up to speed on the best players out there.
Between the movie enthusiats and the gamers. People into movies will get the PS3 for movies. And maybe, like someone said earlier, get them into or back into gaming again. And surely enough, of us who bought it for the games, we'll go out and get some movies for it! "). Oh by the way, my PS2 was my first DVD player...
"The HT Guys, Ara Derderian and Braden Russell, are Engineers who formerly worked for the Advanced Digital Systems Group (ADSG) of Sony Pictures Entertainment."
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