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  • Thinking of buying a PS3(Seriously) and need some help.

    I know there are other threads about buying a PS3, but this is different. Ive been looking into buying a PS3 for awhile now, but I need some questions answered first.

    First off.. I already have a 360 and play it almost every night. Ive been content with it for 2 years now, so any multi-platform games that I buy will most likely be for the 360. The PS3 has some pretty good looking exclusives so Im not too worried about a lack of games for it.

    But my main reason for wanting a PS3 are the features and there's a few things Im unsure about. So help me out here...

    -BluRay Player. Does it upconvert standard dvds if I have an HDMI cable? My video store doesnt carry Blu-Ray movies yet(I have no idea why they dont). I rarely ever buy movies, but I rent quite often. So it'd be nice to at least have an upconversion.

    -WiFi. Do I have to have a wireless router to be able to connect to the internet, or is it like the Wii and have a USB drive and have the PS3 connect to that and read the connection from my PC? Or would it just be easier to run another internet cable from my current router to the back of the PS3?

    -PC connectivity. Can the PS3 connect to my PC and stream all my music and stuff like the 360 does?

    -Internet browsing. Is it actually a full-functioning web browser and can browse ANY website? So I'd be able to watch videos on Youtube and shit like that?

    Thats about all I have to ask. Any other information you guys think I need to know will be appreciated. The more info, the easier the decision will be.

    Thanks.
    It's hard man, my life is scarred man
    I'm losin my mind so now it's time
    Sincerely signed,
    -N9ne-

  • #2
    The simple answer to all questions is YES.

    1. Def upscales DVD to near HD perfection. I now watch all DVDs through my PS3 as they look so good.
    2. Its just as easy to run another cable into the ethernet port at the back. Onviously its designed to be wireless so all the default settings are for wireless but a bit of tweaking doesnt take long.
    3. PS3 streams to any media manager although i do not know how to do it. I havnt tried to be honest.
    4. Yes, it fully connects to all websites. There are some problems though. For example, i cant check my bt.yahoo.com email and most places like play.com you cant internet shop. But thats about it. Also i wouldnt expect to be able to open more than 2-3 pages without a serious slowdown.

    If your planning on buying it as a media hub then its a pretty good bet. If its for the games then i would wait until the exclusives are actually in the stores or you will find that it just sits there collecting dust.

    Hope thats been some help!
    Ice Cube - Raw Footage 19th August 2008

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    • #3
      Originally posted by True_Story View Post
      Buy a ps3. The capacity of the Blu Ray disc and the power of the Cell will make for larger, more graphically powerful games such as MGS4 & Killzone 2. Developers can also count on every ps3 having a hard drive when developing games. Built in WiFi capability, upgradeable Blu Ray player and free online service are also pluses. Not to mention God of War III and InFamous. Aside from that it's opinion, if you're not looking ahead than look at the current games and compare which system has the exclusives you want.
      formerly shadyhustler

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      • #4
        You still playing sega?
        Im cooler that that guy

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        • #5
          -BluRay Player. Does it upconvert standard dvds if I have an HDMI cable? My video store doesnt carry Blu-Ray movies yet(I have no idea why they dont). I rarely ever buy movies, but I rent quite often. So it'd be nice to at least have an upconversion.

          Yes it upscales and yes they look great. Also, the Playstation Store has movies that you can download for purchase or for rent in both high and standard definition.

          -WiFi. Do I have to have a wireless router to be able to connect to the internet, or is it like the Wii and have a USB drive and have the PS3 connect to that and read the connection from my PC? Or would it just be easier to run another internet cable from my current router to the back of the PS3?

          You can use the Wifi or run a cable to the back. Both options will allow you to create a media server also so you can stream videos, music and pictures to your PS3 from the PC/laptop.

          -PC connectivity. Can the PS3 connect to my PC and stream all my music and stuff like the 360 does?


          Yup

          -Internet browsing. Is it actually a full-functioning web browser and can browse ANY website? So I'd be able to watch videos on Youtube and shit like that?

          99% of sites will work. The only issues are flash enabled websites. The flash player is usually updated with every firmware update, but there are some issues still. Most of the websites you use you can access on the PS3 also, and if you plug in a mouse and keyboard, it makes it that much better.
          LastFM

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          • #6
            I broke down and bought one 2nite lol. Way sooner than I expected but oh well. Gamestop had a used 40gb for $350 and said the only reason the guy brought it in was because he won it at a poker tournament and had no use for it.

            I bought Uncharted with it and also Casino Royale on Blu-Ray. I got everything hooked up and now Im downloading a System Update. Thanks for the help
            It's hard man, my life is scarred man
            I'm losin my mind so now it's time
            Sincerely signed,
            -N9ne-

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            • #7
              Nice. Enjoy it homie. Add me as a friend if u want - TheStory
              formerly shadyhustler

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              • #8
                How much do the headsets cost? and what other accessories do you guys recommend?

                I heard that the PS3 has BlueTooth capabilities too.. whats that all about?
                It's hard man, my life is scarred man
                I'm losin my mind so now it's time
                Sincerely signed,
                -N9ne-

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                • #9
                  Thats the way the controllers work.

                  Bluetooth is just a wireless connection.
                  All bluetooth headsets work (Sony do not have their own official one). Under the settings tab go to something like "device management". Basically exactly the same way of doing it for a mobile phone.
                  Ice Cube - Raw Footage 19th August 2008

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                  • #10
                    so i can use a bluetooth headset as a gaming headset?
                    It's hard man, my life is scarred man
                    I'm losin my mind so now it's time
                    Sincerely signed,
                    -N9ne-

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                    • #11
                      ^pretty much yea
                      Based

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Twizz View Post
                        How much do the headsets cost? and what other accessories do you guys recommend?
                        I bought a controller charging station that plugs right into the wall so that your ps3 doesnt have to be on to charge your controllers. And DualShock 3's for sure
                        formerly shadyhustler

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