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blu-ray/PS3 @ 1080i

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by TUngsten, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. TUngsten

    TUngsten New Member

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    I'm thinking about going w/ a PS3 for the blu-ray capability

    Will I see a significant difference w/ BR over standard DVD with a 32" samsung 1080i lcd?

    My guess is that the difference will be negligible for the resolution, but I am curious what folks here have experienced. My current DVD player upscales to 1080i via HDMI and is pretty nice, but I'm torn between getting an XBOX360 and a PS3...

    so it's basically the XBox catalog vs BR

    thanks for comments!
  2. kyle2020 Guest

    personally, i owned a PS3 before i got my 22" HD syncmaster. If anything, normal DVD's on a bog standard playerare exactly the same as a regular DVD in the PS3 - its only when you start using blu-ray discs that you spot the difference. but blu-rays are more expensive, so its upto you. you'd be getting a kick arse console mind ;) (dont get a 360. great consoles but sound like your sat near a boeing 737 when the discs run at full speed)
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    You will notice a difference using the ps3, but not a whole lot. It will upconvert the standard resolutions (480) to 1080, near high definition. On a 1080i tv, the difference would probably be even lesser than that of a 1080p (which is the only comparison I have).
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    There is definitely a noticeable difference between an upscaled DVD and a Blu-Ray movie.
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    Absolutley. I was just comparing the standard definition, and didn't even mention BR. You will not get the full effect of the player, but it will still be a drastic improvement over an upconverted standard def movie.

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