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The Sony PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Player

Updated on April 29, 2015
The Sony PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Player
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!

Click here to order your Sony PlayStation 3 from Amazon.

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.

Sony Playstation 3
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 PS3
Sony PS3

Sony PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Disc Remote

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More Blu-ray, Home Theatre and Gaming Information

PlayStation 3 HDMI Cable - This cable will help provides crystal clear audio and video for high-definition.

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      stacy mcdaniel 

      8 years ago

      I really enjoy watching movies on our PS3. I think it's the best blu-ray player.

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