Originally Posted by Zach Peterson
This thread is motivated by the fact that I will only be buying a PS4 if the Blu-ray technology is worth it. I play videogames a bit, but nothing beats a great movie!
Has anyone seen any indicators that would lead them to believe that the PS4 will have Blu-ray technology worth buying say over a hifi Blu-ray player?
I am definitely not well versed in the tech speak, but I have seen the difference between a 30$ and a 700$ blu-ray player.
Only thing I have found is that PS4 games will be primarily Blu-ray which would lead me to think they are going to be using some nice hardware.
All thoughts would be great!!! even if its to tell me I am a NEWB.
PS4 is average mid point PC hardware not even high nothing special hardware wise in fact the CPU is low end AMD x86.APU
integrated AMD GPU is Radeon 7000 series decent but not high end 8GB GDDR5 memory is advantage also
APU AMD Jaguar part 2.0Ghz but 8 cores the advantage is it is a multi core dedicated game /media center box no windows running all the time
and using resources. If you are not using the PS4 for gaming /media center then a Wi Fi Blue ray player should be fine and cheaper also. the hardware changes in the PS4 VS PS3 affects mainly gaming not Blue ray .
1080p 30/60fps graphics are not difficult to PS4 or PS3 or most of the blue ray players on the market now.
just stick with a good brand . you can get a decent one for ~$100.00 -$200.00 sometimes much less than $100.00
IMO If you aren't gaming Just get a Wi-Fi blue ray Panasonic ,Toshiba ,Sony or similar blue ray or if you wan't to get spendy a Marantz or Oppo that may have the same blue ray drive parts in it as a Panny ,Toshiba or Sony .
For Music CD,DVD and B/ray Oppo's are very good they do music CD very well.Oppo has advantage in music CD good player overall.
Just for DVD /Blue ray then one of the others will be fine. depends on what you want all will play the movies fine.