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i am really dying to get a PS3, but my question is, what is the difference between the 40 gig and 80 gig systems besides memory?..............and also how long does it take to get the 5 free blue rays offered at cc when purchasing this?
 

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i am really dying to get a PS3, but my question is, what is the difference between the 40 gig and 80 gig systems besides memory?..............and also how long does it take to get the 5 free blue rays offered at cc when purchasing this?

2 less USB ports, no memory card slots, no backward compatibility and no sacd support for 40gb vs. 80gb.


I'm at just over a month on waiting for my 5 free.
 

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2 less USB ports, no memory card slots, no backward compatibility and no sacd support for 40gb vs. 80gb.


I'm at just over a month on waiting for my 5 free.

and another question i have, does the PS3 upconvert regular DVDS. and if so...what does it upconvert too, 1080i or 1080p?
 

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It upconverts DVDs to 1080p. Also, it took probably 2 months before I got my five blu-ray movies.

cool..do you guys think its worth getting the ps3 for the blue ray player, or would i be better off getting a stand alone blue ray?
 

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The ps3 is considered one of the best blu-ray players on the market, if not the best. There's some kind of protocal it currented doesn't support (1.1?), but I'm sure a software update will take care of that. Plus its considered an very good, if not excellent dvd upconverter. I use it for 100% of my media on my 73 inch DLP and I love it.
 

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The PS3 will make an excellent Blu-ray player. It already has all of the features needed to be 2.0-compliant.
 

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That is, except the actual firmware to make it 2.0.

Right, which is why I said it had the required features.


Sony already has 2.0 running on in-house units. They've used them to demo the features of 2.0. They're just waiting until another 2.0-compliant player hits the market before they release the firmware, as a concession to their consortium partners.
 

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and another question i have, does the PS3 upconvert regular DVDS. and if so...what does it upconvert too, 1080i or 1080p?

Just a reminder: the PS3 only upconverts DVDs over HDMI!
 

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But you can still get 5.1 through the optical cable. Just not the new lossless.
 

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But you can still get 5.1 through the optical cable. Just not the new lossless.

cool, sounds good, think i will pick one up pretty soon....as far as the 5.1 and lossless audio....to be honest i dont know to much about that. i do plan on getting a sounds sytem , receiver, speakers etc.....but i have to do a lot of research as i dont know much about it......are hdmi receivers common now adays?
 

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Just a reminder

If you want the 5 free Blu-ray movies.

You need to buy the PS3 by Thursday of this week.

You'll have till 02/29 to mail it in. (Rebate coupon)
 
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