Originally Posted by RedZeppelin
Maybe they aren't lying. Two possibilities come to mind:
1) PS3 owners spend more time gaming than watching movies so they're just encountering fewer BD problems than those with standalone players.
2) The problems with the PS3 have been more isolated so maybe there are just fewer of them than with other players.
I just came back from my friend's house. Haven't visited him in two years and he's owned a PS3 for a over a year already. I brought some movies for us to watch and was able to see how well the PS3 is compared to the Samsung 1600.
Well....as far as loading times, it's exactly
the same as the Samsung BD-P1600. I didn't notice it loading any faster. Even certain movies like "Monsters vs. Aliens" which takes a long time to load on the 1600....well it also takes a very long time to load on the PS3. I've read on so many threads where people claim that their PS3s can load all their BDs in 10-15 seconds. False! It takes a lot more time than that, especially Java discs.
As far as picture is concerned, the 1600 wins. The PS3 doesn't deliver as sharp of a picture. It could be my friend's LCD, but he has a high-end Sony 52" Bravia 1080p TV and I checked all the settings. It was ok. I have a Samsung Series 500 40" LCD 1080p TV, which is supposedly not as good as the Sony's. So my guess
would be that the PS3 isn't up to par in terms of picture quality as standalones.
As far as stability, I don't know. We only watched a couple of movies and they played fine on my friend's PS3. They also have played fine on my 1600 as well. I need to watch on the PS3 on a regular basis to determine how stable it really is. My friend claims it's flawless, but then again, he also told me the picture was so amazing, but IMO it's not as good as what's being shown on my display when I'm using the 1600.
I'm making this post just to give information to others about how the 1600 is compared to the PS3. Some may get mad at me for saying the picture is worse on the PS3, but I'm not saying I'm 100% sure about that. It could be the display, I honestly don't know as I never researched the Sony TV he has. But what I do
know is that the PS3 and the 1600 are the same in terms of loading speed and responsiveness. And my friend has the fat PS3 which is supposed to be slightly more powerful and faster than the slim one.