Author Topic: Sony PlayStation 3  (Read 32887 times)

Offline iFett

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 11301
  • wabbit hunter
    • View Profile
Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« Reply #165 on: July 21, 2008, 04:45 PM »
I'm living a bit in the past, but I have an N64, Dreamcast, and my Ps2 and they all get along with no problems.   :)

I've been holding out for more price drops before I make the leap to the Ps3.  Plus I'm almost postitive that I'll want to dump my DVD collection and start all over again with Blue Ray and I'm just not looking forward to that for some reason.
Learn new skills at home that some consider to be.....unnatural.  Easy repayment terms.  555-PLPTN

Offline BillCable

  • Jedi General
  • *
  • Posts: 9327
  • CreatureCantina.com SUCKS!!
    • View Profile
    • CreatureCantina.com
Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« Reply #166 on: July 21, 2008, 06:32 PM »
You don't need to replace any of your DVDs.  They'll play just fine in your Playstation3.  And it'll even upscale them to 1080p resolution (if you have an HDTV).  I only plan to repurchase a few marque titles (Star Wars, LOTR, etc.).

As far as multiple consoles go, your TV should have multiple inputs, depending on how new it is.  So you can hook your TV signal into Video1, Wii into Video2, your PS3 into Video3.  Or if you have a receiver hooked up, you can do the same thing.
Bill Cable - Steeler Fan & Star Wars Collector
  http://CreatureCantina.com       
"Cable is incapable of contributing anything positive to this world" - cstoj

Offline BrentS

  • Jedi Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 2709
  • I sense much fear in you.
    • View Profile
Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« Reply #167 on: July 21, 2008, 06:47 PM »
I know I've got plenty of connectors on my TV.  I've even got a TV that will support 1080p.  What I'm worried about is investing another boatload in games and accessories :)

Oh well, the joys of being a parent I suppose.

Offline BillCable

  • Jedi General
  • *
  • Posts: 9327
  • CreatureCantina.com SUCKS!!
    • View Profile
    • CreatureCantina.com
Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« Reply #168 on: July 21, 2008, 10:14 PM »
Ah...

Well, think of it as an investment in a Blu-ray player then.   ;)
Bill Cable - Steeler Fan & Star Wars Collector
  http://CreatureCantina.com       
"Cable is incapable of contributing anything positive to this world" - cstoj

Offline iFett

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 11301
  • wabbit hunter
    • View Profile
Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« Reply #169 on: July 21, 2008, 10:25 PM »
As with my game systems - I'm behind the times.  How well does 1080p w/HDTV compare to a standard player with a 36" tube TV that weighs a ton versus a BR disc w/Flatscreen?  Did I mention I'm behind the times?  I haven't used my N64 or Dreamcast since 03, so I  suppose it's time to toss them.
Learn new skills at home that some consider to be.....unnatural.  Easy repayment terms.  555-PLPTN

Offline BillCable

  • Jedi General
  • *
  • Posts: 9327
  • CreatureCantina.com SUCKS!!
    • View Profile
    • CreatureCantina.com
Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« Reply #170 on: July 22, 2008, 07:44 AM »
A 1080p HDTV with HD cable/satellite blows away a standard 36" tube.  However, when you watch non-HD programming on an HDTV it actually looks worse than a 36" tube, because you can see the pixelation and compression artifacts.  So you'd be advised to pay the extra $10 per month for HD programming.

BTW, watching the NFL in HD is about as close to heaven as we can get on this planet.

When it comes to Blu-ray movies and PS3 games, the difference in quality with knock you over.   ;)
Bill Cable - Steeler Fan & Star Wars Collector
  http://CreatureCantina.com       
"Cable is incapable of contributing anything positive to this world" - cstoj

Offline DarkKnight2k4

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1026
  • You underestimate my power...
    • View Profile
    • New Jersey Star Wars Collectors Club
Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« Reply #171 on: July 22, 2008, 08:21 AM »
Do it now !!! It's so worth it !!!

Offline BrentS

  • Jedi Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 2709
  • I sense much fear in you.
    • View Profile
Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« Reply #172 on: July 22, 2008, 09:02 AM »
Yea, we broke down and bought the PS3 last night.  I'm such a sucker.  Cost me $600 to get out the door.  We traded in a few Wii and GameCube games at Gamestop and picked up two Sports titles that my son wanted - MLB the Show and NBA 2K8.  We got them both used so saved a bit there.

I was pleased how easy the PS3 hooked up to my TV, just needed the single HDMI cable :)

Oh yea, and as far as an investment in a blu-ray.  Yea, I already had one of those too.  Like I said, I'm such a sucker.

Offline BillCable

  • Jedi General
  • *
  • Posts: 9327
  • CreatureCantina.com SUCKS!!
    • View Profile
    • CreatureCantina.com
Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« Reply #173 on: July 22, 2008, 09:22 AM »
You're not a sucker.  You're on the cutting edge!   ;D
Bill Cable - Steeler Fan & Star Wars Collector
  http://CreatureCantina.com       
"Cable is incapable of contributing anything positive to this world" - cstoj

Offline Master_Phruby

  • Jedi Master
  • *
  • Posts: 6794
    • View Profile
Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« Reply #174 on: July 22, 2008, 09:31 AM »
I haven't used my N64 or Dreamcast since 03, so I  suppose it's time to toss them.
Don't toss the Dreamcast. It's actually worth some money. People look for those things for emulation and homebrewing games. I can emulate every console ever made up to a playstation on that thing. All the way from Atari to N64.  They are getting harder to comeby and most of its library iso images can be found fairly easily if you know where to look.
This message brought to you by Wookiee Cookiees - "MMM... Chewie!"
Visit The Endor Express - The Ultimate Guide to Disney's Star Tours

Offline BillCable

  • Jedi General
  • *
  • Posts: 9327
  • CreatureCantina.com SUCKS!!
    • View Profile
    • CreatureCantina.com
Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« Reply #175 on: August 7, 2008, 08:54 AM »
Some in-game screen of the upcoming PS3 game Heavy Rain:









Better than anything else I've seen on a console...
Bill Cable - Steeler Fan & Star Wars Collector
  http://CreatureCantina.com       
"Cable is incapable of contributing anything positive to this world" - cstoj

Offline DarkKnight2k4

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1026
  • You underestimate my power...
    • View Profile
    • New Jersey Star Wars Collectors Club
Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« Reply #176 on: August 7, 2008, 09:30 AM »
I wonder if the game itself will live up to the visuals.

Offline BillCable

  • Jedi General
  • *
  • Posts: 9327
  • CreatureCantina.com SUCKS!!
    • View Profile
    • CreatureCantina.com
Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« Reply #177 on: August 7, 2008, 10:23 AM »
I have no idea what the game is even about.  They're supposed to officially reveal it in two weeks at Leipzig.
Bill Cable - Steeler Fan & Star Wars Collector
  http://CreatureCantina.com       
"Cable is incapable of contributing anything positive to this world" - cstoj

Offline ruiner

  • Jedi Master
  • *
  • Posts: 5023
  • raised to be lowered
    • View Profile
Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« Reply #178 on: August 7, 2008, 10:55 AM »
I have no idea what the game is even about. 

From the looks of it (and the title) - rain.  Heavy rain.

But seriously, I've come very close to trading in my old PS2 on that new PS3 MGS4 bundle pack many times...

I'm thinking I should just wait for the reduced price version coming later this year...I really don't need the backwards compatibility and from what I've heard it's spotty at best.

Offline iFett

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 11301
  • wabbit hunter
    • View Profile
Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« Reply #179 on: August 7, 2008, 11:27 AM »
But seriously, I've come very close to trading in my old PS2 on that new PS3 MGS4 bundle pack many times...

How much store credit do they even give for the PS2?  I've also got the old fat one.  Not sure if that matters or not.
Learn new skills at home that some consider to be.....unnatural.  Easy repayment terms.  555-PLPTN