Originally Posted by avhed
Guariche, what about installing 2.5?
I usually just update using the LAN, but I will consider installing 2.5 this coming weekend. I just bought the PS3 Slim (120GB) over the last weekend, and wow, what a machine! The PS3 Slim makes the Samsung BD-P1200 look like a dinosaur. Some notes...
1) PS3 Slim is smaller and lighter.
2) Load times are a lot faster.
3) It is profile 2.0, though Blu-Ray Live (for me) isn't that impressive yet.
4) On standard DVDs (TV shows like Highlander: The Series or the Playboy Centerfold Collection) with 4:3 ratio, the PS3 Slim retains the 4:3 ratio on the screen. The Samsung BD-P1200 puts it out to 16:9 (making the image of people look really fat), and I had to use my Samsung monitor to force it back to 4:3. Now I notice that in forcing it back to 4:3, there were some details that were missing. I did not understand Ungerman's point a while back about this, but I now do. The extra processing by the TV to put it back to 4:3 hurts the picture.
5) The PS3 Slim can bitstream Dolby True HD and DTS HD.
6) Bad thing about PS3 Slim is that it does not have 5.1 analog outs. This means I will have to upgrade my receiver. But, as of now, I am satisfied with normal Dolby Digital and DTS.
7) PS3 Slim can stream Netflix too, though the video quality is sub-par, and the audio is only stereo (2.0). I will probably use this a lot for documentaries.
8) PS3 Slim at $299 is a bargain compared to what I originally paid for the BD-P1200 2 1/2 years ago (I think about $500).
9) And, I am almost sure the PS3 Slim will be updated by Sony so that it will play all the new releases in a timely fashion, unlike Samsung where it can take months (Pirates of the Carribean: Deadman's Chest took how long?). This was by far the real reason I am not going back to Samsung for Blu-Ray players, ever. When will Wizard of Oz play on the BD-P1200?
Hopefully I can get the Samsung BD-P1200 working again for Blu-Rays so I can contribute more to what plays and what does not play on this machine. I already put the BD-P1200 in the closet.