Originally Posted by EHughes
From your comments, (and those of most everyone in the Dual Format Forum) it appears as if your only use for the PS3 is as a Blu-Ray player.
If that is the case then the Sammy 5000 is a no brainer.
The PS3 is able to provide many other entertainment options btu if you don't use or need them the 5000 will be a much better option for you.
Good point E. I am a gamer so I realize the PS3 has more than just BR playback to offer. My 360 handles the bulk of my gaming software and the PS3 would mainly run BR for the most part. Even if I stay the 5000 route, I eventually will get a PS3 on the cheap for the few
gaming titles they have I want to play (need to hear that RFM in discreet 7.1
Originally Posted by kulims
2 is better than 1. If your 5000 is down you cant play either.
I can always break out my trusty 360 add-on for backup
To be honest, I know nothing is free. I believe SOMETHING had to be cut or paired down to fit two formats into such a small form factor. I mean, the XA2 is built like a tank, it friggin feels like it has large heat sinks on it or something. Plus you got that Big Ass PS3. You squeeze'em together and BAM, we give you the 5000 at less than 4" tall and 16.9" wide? NICE... I think.
I guess that's the reason for the omission of any tuning controls or analog audio setup options (although from reading it seems Sammy has never offered this?).
Hell as long as it'll give me a pure uncorrupted feed from the disc (WHICHEVER format I put in) at 24p I'll be happy. Unfortunately this seems to be easier said than done