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wp7456
11-23-2008, 04:52 PM
Do all normal DVD's these days play in standard definition? If they do, can I play hd dvd's in my xbox 360?

I am looking to get some high def. DVD's and wondering the best way to do it. Get a blu-ray disc player? If that's the best route any suggestions on which one to get?

NewAgeKing
11-23-2008, 04:53 PM
Get a PS3.

wp7456
11-23-2008, 05:06 PM
dont need one since I have the 360. Otherwise I would. I will prob. get the $300 sony one for $200 on friday.

BoxdGM
11-23-2008, 05:11 PM
Get a PS3.

X2, Hd dvd=Fail. they dont even sell them anymore. They sent out rebate checks to people who fell for hddvd. The ps3 is better than any bluray player because you can update it, and it will give you something to play when your 360 craps out.

kmanian
11-23-2008, 05:15 PM
blu-ray trumped hd dvd as the new standard. in a year or so you will not even be able to buy hd dvd players. I don't think there are even new titles being made on hd dvd.

SPL140.2
11-23-2008, 05:28 PM
blueray is the way to go plus theyll upconvert dvds to 1080p

wp7456
11-23-2008, 07:44 PM
blueray is the way to go plus theyll upconvert dvds to 1080p

whoa wait if I play a normal dvd in any blu-ray, it will convert it to 1080p?

SPL140.2
11-23-2008, 08:09 PM
whoa wait if I play a normal dvd in any blu-ray, it will convert it to 1080p?

most of them do :D some upconvert to 1080i just have to look at the box of the blue ray, id suggest getting one that does 1080p

wp7456
11-23-2008, 10:04 PM
sick... okay so I think I know which player to get, where do you all get your discs from? Is ebay legit? $20 a disc isn't so bad but when you start getting a lot of them it adds up.

tcguy85
11-24-2008, 01:05 AM
x2 on gettin a PS3.

wp7456
11-24-2008, 01:12 AM
well okay i really dont need the ps3... maybe later on down the road, but where do you guys primarily get your discs from?

SQBubble
11-24-2008, 05:07 AM
well okay i really dont need the ps3... maybe later on down the road, but where do you guys primarily get your discs from?

i get them from best buy ...

WildcatNate
11-24-2008, 12:26 PM
amazon has some good deals. Go to www.highdefdigest.com forums and look at blu ray deals. It varies from week to week.

As for the ps3 be updateable. Yes, it can and is the easiest to do it, but alot of other players out there can be updated as well.

I have owned 4 blu ray players and the PS3 works best for me.

sandbags
11-24-2008, 12:30 PM
well okay i really dont need the ps3... maybe later on down the road, but where do you guys primarily get your discs from?

the PS3 is the way to go, not because of the gaming but because of the ease of use. Most BR players are not fully updated. the PS3 player is the front runner, plus if you need any updates its a quick download.

and of course God of War III comes out in March so the PS3 is the way to go:D

tcguy85
11-24-2008, 03:27 PM
just watched my first Blu-ray movie and it was pretty sick. watched Transformers, the picture looked awesome and the sound was great as well.

oh, and i used my shiny new PS3. :) :)

JimJ
11-24-2008, 04:13 PM
I hope Sony's going to realize that there's a significant portion of people who might otherwise buy into BR that have absolutely no need for a PS3, and won't pay for something that they won't use...upgradeability or not.

WildcatNate
11-24-2008, 05:10 PM
which is why they make players that aren't a ps3 as well? Sony has a couple of good players on the market that aren't PS3s that can also be upgraded.

SQBubble
11-24-2008, 05:20 PM
blu-ray optical drive for computers works very well also... cost 100$, plus 100$ for the software (that can be cracked) ... just a thought...

wp7456
11-24-2008, 05:54 PM
picking up the player on friday... got a few movies today. Black hawk down, casino royal, american gangster, and ocean's 13. Got alpha dog as well on normal dvd.

I will probably get the sony bdp-s3500 for $200 from crutchfield. Any other suggestions?

Ray21
11-24-2008, 08:47 PM
Spend a hundred bucks more and get a ps3

Bake
11-24-2008, 09:00 PM
So, will the PS3 upconvert standard DVDs? If so I will be picking one up on sale somewhere.

tcguy85
11-24-2008, 10:53 PM
So, will the PS3 upconvert standard DVDs? If so I will be picking one up on sale somewhere.

yes it will.

the one and only PS3 as a blu-ray player thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=650544&highlight=ps3+blu+ray+player

bbgambino71
12-04-2008, 06:59 AM
whoa wait if I play a normal dvd in any blu-ray, it will convert it to 1080p?

They do, but don't look anywhere as good as blu-ray. All it does for any upconverter is stretch the image. Blu-ray also has lossless audio which is a huge plus. Blu-ray all the way :D