Is the PS3 a good DVD player?

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  1. nehalem

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    There is a similar thread for BD playback and have seen Blu-Ray on it and was very impressed, but I wonder if any owners could enlighten as to its DVD capability. I'm sure I have read somwehere that there is a patch due out to upscale to 1080p due out at some point.

    Any more thoughts?
     
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    hi there

    i ve got a jap machine so its locked too region 2 ntsc but ive just copyed gone in 60 seconds us region and made it region free so it would play but the quatily on the dvd play back is rubbish :confused:
     
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    Bummer - will wait for the firmware update and see if that makes things better.
     
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    Aren't DVD upscalers a little overrated anyway?
     
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    hopefully it will it was alot worse then my cheap samsung hdmi dvd player....
    i ve just bought some blu ray movies now these look alot better :thumbsup:
     
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    Some might be but I've gone from a cheapo RGB DVD player to the Sony 76H 1080i over HDMI and if the DVD source material is good it looks stunning and noticably better than my old one. Ice Age 2 looked amazing on DVD (and I have watched blu-rays on my PS3 to compare to).

    I have Silent Hill on both DVD & blu-ray to compare and there is obviously more detail in the blu-ray but unless you have a large screen (say 40"+) or have watched them flicking from one to the other directly comparing, then its not the quantom leap that VHS to DVD was if using a good quality upscaling DVD player.
     
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    I thought this too until I saw this player
    http://www.oppodigital.com/dv981hd/dv981hd_index.html
    The guys on the DVD forums are going nuts over it and in fairness it does look pretty killer. Only £160 or so too!!!!
     
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    It not so much as the more visable objects on the screen but more the small background objects that stand out more on blu-ray and hd-dvd compared to SD-DVD yes you do get a sharper image too :) it all about the detail :)

    Some people will understand and some people will not :)
     
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    I was under the belief that blu-ray is very poor at playing back SDDVD compared to HDDVD players?

    Not wanting to start a BD vs HDDVD war, just stating what I believe from what I heard. Basically don't expect a BD player to play SDDVDs very well.
     

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