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Okay, I'm going for one of those boxes that allows you to play video games on.

 

I already have a Wii, so it's down to a PS3 or 360. The 360 is cheaper overall, and the PS3 has BR. I know it pretty much comes down to 360 Live or PS3 BR. Anyone who has seen a BR movie, can you say it is worth it over HDMI 720p?

 

I don't really play online, and I don't really watch movies. So the two points there do not really count. I have a gaming PC, and most games that I want to play on the 360 are on PC. There are a handful that I would like to play though, but the PS3 has more exclusives (although they are not all "great" games).

 

 

Anyone have both, or own one?

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Watching Lost in BluRay has much more noticeable improvements over normal DVD quality, but only if the screen is large enough. I couldn't really tell with any sub 50" screen.

 

I would've said PS3 so you can play FF XIII (yes its going to be awesome), but I just remembered that it was going to be available for XBox - 1 point for Microsoft.

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Watching Lost in BluRay has much more noticeable improvements over normal DVD quality, but only if the screen is large enough. I couldn't really tell with any sub 50" screen.

 

I would've said PS3 so you can play FF XIII (yes its going to be awesome), but I just remembered that it was going to be available for XBox - 1 point for Microsoft.

 

You sure? Because even at something like a high resolution 24" computer monitor, it makes quite a difference.

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You sure? Because even at something like a high resolution 24" computer monitor, it makes quite a difference.

 

I mean normal XGA/WXGA televisions, not computer monitors (I never watch DVDs on computers, so I assume not many people do either). I find BluRay "worth it" in my opinion if you have at least 1080p, and when viewed in normal home theatre distance, as opposed to computer monitor viewing.

Edited by ty8131990

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I don't know about my gaming TV. VGA input says it supports up to 1600x1200, but I have not fully played around with it yet. It has HDMI but I don't have any handy HDMI devices around. This is also a 22" TV, that just happens to have Composite, Comonent, HDMI and VGA (altho a cheapo brand TV). So I'm guessing in your experience, I probably shouldn't really pay that much attention to HD, even tho my TV is capable. I do have a 24" monitor tho, with the same inputs (plus it's a better panel). I do get what you mean about it tho ty. Thanks.

 

I think FF XIII would be a game I wanna play, altho I'm not a huge fan of the newer FF. I guess I'm a little too old school, but they are still loads of fun.

 

I guess 360 seems to be a good bet for buying. Anymore input :D I don't buy until Jasper is out sometime in the winter, more than likely.

 

Good thing about the 360 is that I already have the two wireless controllers. But I do have Rockband 1 (for the PS2) equipment which would work with the PS3 (altho no backwards compatability) lol.

 

 

 

[edit]

Answered your question God after 1 minute of u posting lol

 

I think the box advertised, 720p. Tho I need to check again.

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Hehe, found HDMI cable cheap here this weekend. Superstore was selling a "PS3" HDMI cable for $7 @ 6ft. Too bad I discovered this after I ordered a couple from Monoprice lol.

 

I also saw @ Superstore the Pro was $30 off MSRP :S Not too bad, but not as good as the Futureshop deal with two free games @ MSRP. I almost bought one yesterday =|

 

Anyhow, I spoke to a few colleagues here and many are going towards PS3. I'll wait for more pples reaction. Both look great though, so it makes a tough decision.

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It all depends on your taste in games. All the games I like are on 360 (or are being ported from PS3) to the 360. The only game I wanna play on the PS3 is MGS4. That's literally it... :S

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Yeah, I'm about the same thoughts as yourself lukerman, only MGS4 right now. There are the other exclusives that I would like to play, but I bet they are fun for a bit and don't have lasting appeal. Both consoles pretty much have the same "A" titles, with a few that are exlusive must plays.

 

Well, looks like I'm gonna have to wait a little longer before making my decision. Thanks for all your inputs.

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