Originally Posted by Alex solomon
Any deals going on for PS3 ? I think I am too late for the 5 free movie offer?
You are a little over two weeks too late on the 5 disk rebate. IMO, you're not going to be seeing another one soon until the BDA turns its sites on SD DVD, if that ever happens.
It has been said many times that Sony is loosing money on every PS3 they sell. The best valid deal I have ever seen was a Black Friday deal on a 40 at Kmart for $359 USD. They were lines up the night previous to save that $40!
More often than not, the deals you see will be like the one I took advantage of a couple of weeks ago. I bought the 40gb Spider-Man PS3 and got the Bluetooth remote for free. So, that's what you'll see...A disk or two thrown in, an additional sixxaxis controller or a remote for free with purchase.
I have been hearing rampant rumours that the 40 is dropping to $299.00. Personally, I think that is a bunch of BS. Not gonna happen. If Sony is not alientating their CE partners now by selling a product to people like us that will generally not use it for games, they're certainly not going to drop the price another C-note and make things worse.
Sony may get bit in the butt by this. A bunch of movie freaks buying their least expensive player. The deficiencies between the 80 and 40 are either moot or can be remedied cheaply.
The most expensive...Buy a 160 gb drive to make it an 80
We don't care about PS2 backwards compatibility
2 additional USB ports can be solved by a $10 USB hub the size of a pack of gum
Card readers can be added via USB for under $20
The 40 GB PS3 is sooo the way to go.
Fantastic Bu-Ray PQ and AQ (except no DTS HD MA, yet, I hope)
Ability to go profile 2.0
OK SD upconversion
It rules as a meda streamer
You can surf the web
You can check your email (via webmail, if your ISP has it)
You can upconvert your CDs to 176.4 khz from 44
Built in Wi-Fi, if you so desire
Gigabit wired networking
If you use TVersity, you can get Internet radio, photo albums and digital home videos
Very few reports of reliability issues
I'm sure I missed a few. Just think...You can get this for $400! There are a few things I don't like (No IR, no DTS HD MA, kind of ugly) but I'm getting over it. I can't figure out why someone would go any other way, especially if you are on a budget.
Sure, you can just wait for the Panny 50. How much will it cost? When will it be out? Will it have the same LFE bug? Will it have other bugs? And, all you will have is a player. When you can have so much more, for less, this should be a no-brainer.