PS3 DVD help req???

hd71

Standard Member
Hi folks, just got a PS3 80GB for my birthday pressie, now i need some info/advice. I currently have a Phillips LCD tv that is 1080 capable and i have a Toshiba HDMI upscaling DVD player plugged into it via HDMI , my question is.....the PS3 is a DVD/Blu ray player how does it perform against a purpose built DVD player like my current player?. Will the PS3 out perform it?.

I only ask as i like my techy stuff to be uncluttered and minimal and if the PS3 does the DVD thing well, there is no point in keeping my DVD player and i will leave the PS3 as the main player.

Any info gratefully received.
 
The PS3 will probably out perform it. It out performs most Upscalers, but I don't know how good your model is.
 

hd71

Standard Member
The PS3 will probably out perform it. It out performs most Upscalers, but I don't know how good your model is.
My DVD player is...........Toshiba SD-480E if that helps, not an expensive model.

Will it be harmful to use the PS3 as the main media player?
 
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Alphathon

Novice Member
Will it be harmful to use the PS3 as the main media player?
What do you meen by harmful? It's not going to damage anything by using it as such. I suppose it might shorten the lifespan of the PS3 a little, but then so does using it for anything else - just like with all hardware (especially with moving parts like the disc drive and hard drive) the more you use it the more ware it takes. I wouldn't worry about it dying just becaues you use it as a media player as well as a game machine though. Heck, it was designed as much as a media center as a console (something which is both a benefit and a hinderance to sales)
 
My DVD player is...........Toshiba SD-480E if that helps, not an expensive model.

Will it be harmful to use the PS3 as the main media player?
You have both sitting right there, so it should be quick and easy to do a comparison of the picture quality. My DVD upscaler is the Sony HXD 770, and the PS3 totally outperforms it. It also outperforms the upscaling in my TV.
 

sp_harris

Active Member
Is your current DVD player multi-region? as your PS3 will only play single region - I guess yours is a UK PS3 model so European DVD's. Where as stand alone DVD players can be hacked to play all regions DVD's.
 

hd71

Standard Member
Well it seems from a trial that the PS3 does indeed outperform my upscaler DVD player, can't wait to try the Blu Ray at some point.
 

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