Thinking about getting a BluRay Player, what do I need/need to know?

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  1. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Alrighty, I got an HDTV for Christmas and would like to upgrade from my DVD player to a BluRay player. I went to Best Buy and unfortunately no-one that was working in the home theater section was home theater... The most that they could do was point at the various units and read their cards, then paraphrase the card. WalMart was worse, the guy pointed at the DVD players and wandered off.

    As far as wants/needs, I have plenty of HDMI slots and component video slots. I would like the streaming Netflix deal, but that's not a deal maker/breaker. And how would a PS3 compare to all of that?
     
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    I'd just get a PS3. If you're going to spend all that money on a machine you might as well get more abilities out of it. :D 

    Costco usually has pretty good bundle deals on PS3s.
     
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    Back a few years ago, the PS3 was the top Blu-ray player. Sure, there are cheaper models now, but the PS3 does tons of stuff.

    If you're looking for a standalone player and planning on using BD Live, look for the amount of internal memory, network capabilities and loading times. Earlier models took anywhere from a minute to two minutes to get to the Blu ray's menu from a cold boot. On the other hand, the PS3 is fast and boots in a matter of seconds.
     
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    PS3 is the best Blu-Ray player out there for the price. Its already set for the Blu-Ray 3d standards so its future proof... so far.
     
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    Blu-ray player with Blu-ray Games ^^

    and u can still watch reg DVD' s and listen to CD's for 300 bucks
     
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    OK, if the PS3 really is the way to go, does it do Netflix stuff? Does it upconvert standard DVDs? What is this about it no longer being reverse compatable to PS2 stuff?

    Sorry but I am long gone with console stuff, and since I was forbidden from getting a HDTV I kind of gave up on trying to keep up on tech.
     
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    Yes, it does netflix. I'm not sure if it upconverts standard DVDs, but I'm fairly certain it does.

    Oh, and some versions of the PS3, like the 60 and 80 gig models, have built-in software to emulate PS2 games.
     
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    To me knowledge all blu ray players up-convert by default.
     
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    Not by default. Only if you use HDMI.
     

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