Originally Posted by refinedsugar
He's tired of people endlessly piling on the PS3 like it isn't a legitimate BD player. How is that hard to understand? To make valid points is one thing, but when people come out and say blatantly negative things like the PS3 sucks because it has no DTS-MA support (when no other BD player on the market does either right now) it's obviously trolling for the sake of trolling. It's just the latest piece in an argument for these silly people that has no end.
There's a difference between piling on and discussing, and I'm sure whichever side of the fence you're on, the perception is different. No one who is rational says the PS3 sucks, but DTS-MA support is an significant issue if they player is going to be considered as the best. The Panasonic BD30 does pass DTS HD-MA right now, and if it didn't have the PCM/LFE issue it would be the best in many people's eyes because it also has analog outs.
What I don't appreciate is someone throwing down a challenge for others to stop posting if PS3 ever gets the DTS advanced codec support. The reality is that it doesn't have it now, and if it gets it the player will rise in value for many of us who don't see a player that meets our needs right now.
As a non-gamer, I can tell you that the PS3 enthusiasm has been a detriment to my warming up to Blu-ray. When you are not a PS3 owner, it feels as though there's little respect and a lot of trash talk coming from some vocal PS3 members. Regardless, I try to discuss this player and other Blu-ray players as rationally and honestly as possible.