Originally Posted by joerod
hpmoon, I plan to compare the s350 to the PS3 because there are a lot of people interested. You may want to put me on your ignore list soon...
They are very close in my opinion. The menu on the 350 is VERY similar to the PS3. I tested Ratatouille and it loaded quickly. I didn't have a stop watch to time it exactly. The longest part of the load was forwarding past all of the trailers to get to the menu. There must be a dozen damn trailers on the disc.
I tested the JAVA stuff too. When the rat first appears before the main menu I did a 1 1000 count and estimate it was about 3 seconds from the start of the animation to a menu on the screen. To go to the "TOTAL MENU" on the rat menu took about 8 seconds to get through to that one.
The disc tray is very quick to me. Is it as fast as the PS3? No. We're talking about the matter of 2-3 seconds difference tops. The disc tray is very close to a regular dvd players eject feature if you ask me. I see very little difference.
The setup menu as I said is laid out Identical to the PS3 menu. Very user friendly and easy to navigate.
Picture quality is superb. I didn't test regular dvds (hardly watch em anymore).
I also tested Batman Begins. It was a slower load then the Rat Blu Ray. i didn't test any of the extras or the PIP stuff. I hardly ever watch extras. I'm lucky if I can find the free time with my two little ones to get through the movie, much less the extras. Although I did watch the first 6 minute trailer for Dark Knight on it. Man does DK look to be GREAT!
I'd sum it up as if you like the PS3 but want a Stand Alone that can bitstream then grab a 350.