The Sony PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Player
Is The Sony PlayStation Blu-ray Player Still A Great Choice?
The Sony Playstation blu-ray player (or the PS 3 blu-ray player) was for quite awhile considered to be the best blu-ray player and it still is a great choice and more affordable than ever. On this page, you will find a list of the pros and cons of this unit, some great photos, interesting videos and links to helpful reviews. If you are in the market for a blu-ray player or just wondering about the capability of the PS 3 to play blu-ray movies, read on!
It might be of interest to note that the PS 3 is still one of two blu-ray players in my home. We have been using it with no issues for a few years. If you have not upgraded to blu-ray yet, now might be a good time to pick up a PS 3. It is is a reliable unit offering up great quality at an economical price.
IMPORTANT NEWS: Sony has since updated the blu-ray player. However, our PS3 continues to work hard for us in our home theatre. It is still a great choice; more reasonably priced than ever, especially if you can source a used one from someone who no longer wants that platform for their video gaming!
Sony PlayStation (PS) 3
Sony PlayStation 3 Videos
The first video does an excellent explanation of the Sony PlayStation 3. It is from CNET.com and at 5 minutes, it is a long video but it really does a good job of explaining all of the features of this console.
This short video explains in easy-to-understand terms the difference between DVD, HD-DVD and blu-ray as well as reasons to consider investing in a Sony PlayStation 3.
The Sony PlayStation Blu-ray Player Pros...
- Two machines in one, a game console and a blu-ray player. If you are a gamer or have anyone in the family who games, this makes the PlayStation 3 a great deal.
- A hugely important consideration, this machine performs as well as many standalone units.
- DVDs look fantastic. Blu-ray discs, amazing.
- 1080p output. 'P' stands for progressive scan and refers to the way the image is displayed on your television. It is considered the better format for your blu-ray players.
- Fantastic sound quality in 7.1 Dolby TrueHD audio.
- Compatible - updates regularly available from Sony for sound and video. Should help you avoid having to replace your blu-ray player for a while. (We have been using our PS 3 as a blu-ray player for years. We still love it.)
- Versatile - you can game, watch DVD and blu-ray movies, browse the internet, view pictures, stream music and more.
The Sony PlayStation Blu-ray Player Cons...
- To use a universal remote, you need an adapter.
- Older (over 30) folks do not like the joystick game controller (for gaming.)
- PlayStation 3 uses more power than standalone blu-ray players.
- The PS 3 does not have a visible counter which shows you where you are in a movie. (My son tells me that that information is available on the screen, if you want it.)
According to CNET Reviews, "The Sony PlayStation 3 was originally one of the most recommendable Blu-ray players." I believe it is still a great choice.
Sony PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Reviews
- CNET Reviews
Looking for the best blu-ray players? CNET editors' review of the best blu-ray players includes product photos and video and user reviews.
Blu-ray.com created a special Blu-ray player benchmark test. Our hope is that these numbers will prove to be valuable for those seeking the fastest and best-performing Blu-ray players currently on the market.
- CD Freaks.com
The Sony PS 3 held strong as one of the best Blu-ray players on the market and is still considered by many to be the best value due to its 'next' generation gaming platform, picture quality, included WiFi and plethora of other features.
Sony PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Disc Remote
Do you think the Sony Playstation is a good blu-ray player?
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PlayStation 3 HDMI Cable - This cable will help provides crystal clear audio and video for high-definition.
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