Originally Posted by nahtanoj
If I get the PS3, won't I still be missing the latest sound formats, or are those years away from having any movies?? I know that unless I buy a new receiver it won't matter since my receiver has no HDMI inputs so I'd have to go through a switch (video) and optical out into the receiver. I don't think the new uncompressed formats go over Toslink Optical do they??
I think it's mostly a matter of politics. Technically speaking, the PS3 has so much processing power that it could handle any advanced sound format. But politically, Sony has to take into account the needs and the business of the Blu-ray CE manufacturers. If the PS3 could do everything -- including coffee -- who'd want to buy a standalone player?
I suppose that the PS3 will eventually handle some advanced sound formats, but I don't know when. If you think about it, the PS3 originally didn't have a forced 24P mode -- it was added along the road.
I'm a little worried about fan noise, since I'll have one or two cooling fans for the receiver already, and the projector fan overhead. That'll be a lot of fans.
It depends on your expectations. The PS3 is probably one of the quieter consoles in the market today. But it won't be as quiet as a hi-end player.
Also note that Blu-ray playback (unlike games) doesn't require a lot of processing power. So as long as your PS3 is well ventilated, chances are that you'll only hear the noise of your projector.
Ugh. I can't make decisions. AVS needs a special feature in which you put up a certain amount of money, tell people what you want to do, and a special board of diverse expert consumers decide for you.
I'd be tempted to reply that you guys are spoiled!
You can always return the gear that doesn't suit you for a small fee, while here in Europe, all sales are usually final. You don't know how lucky you are.
If I were you, I'd buy a PS3 and keep the receipt and the box. If in a few days you aren't satisfied, return it to the store and say that your wife won't stand yet another console (or an excuse like that), and you'll pick a standalone player instead.