Is there a chart showing the pros/cons of various BD players incl the PS3? - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:32 AM - Thread Starter
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Has anyone put together a chart showing the benefits and features (and drawbacks) of the various players? I.e., which decode TrueHD and DTS-MA? Which ones have the best IQ? Etc.

Setting aside the need for a bluetooth remote (come on sony -- is an IR receiver really that expensive to put in -- my 360 has one) and fan noise, what are the downsides of the PS3 at a BD player?

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I asked about it before, but there did not seem to be enough interest for it (and I think such a list should stretch across to HDDVD as well)

If you wait for the new PS3 coming out for 399 (see elsewhere on how you can get it for 299..), the noise issue should be less, as they use new production process that should make the chip(s) cooler (and the fan should run less/slower).

The main downside for me on that unit is that they apparently won't support SACD. I think I can live with that though. Lack of PS2 compatibility, no memory card slots, less HD and less USB ports are really non-issues for me, but could be an issue for others I suppose.

PS3 arguably has the best IQ of any BD player, but a drawback to all ps3's is no multi-channel (5.1/7.1) analog out, you have to either use Optical for 'regular' DD/DTS surround, or HDMI to get the highres sound formats. As you mention, lack of IR on the device is annoying as well, mostly because you can't use a universal remote. There are ways around this though (not elegant, but they work)
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