AndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40 Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1337 times:
I will be buying myself a (late) Christmas present, and am looking at HD gaming systems. I am not a die-hard gamer, but I do enjoy a couple of games and would probably use it every now and then. What I think I would use much more is the HD capabilities to watch movies.
My TV is a 60" HD Panasonic LCD. I currently have a Samsung DVD player which upconverts standard DVD's to 1080I (not TRUE 1080, but much better than standard DVD resolution).
I was at Ovation a couple days ago (an upper-end audio/video store in my area), and saw a Blu-Ray demo on a 60" HD screen - and it was jaw-dropping.
So my question is - do I buy a PS3, or an Xbox 360 and the HD-DVD drive? Which is better - Blu-Ray or HD-DVD?
While looking over the games at Best Buy, I noticed one PS3 game specifically said "True 1080P Resolution!!" on it (I think it was NBA 2007). Does that mean some PS3 games are NOT in "full 1080P"?
Right now I'm leaning towards the PS3, but I thought I'd get the opinions of some die-hard gamers / home theatre folks out there.
Zkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4830 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1290 times:
Blu-ray is the better of the 2 HD systems. Holds more and is more technologically advanced. PS3 is newer than XBOX360 and is a significant leap in console gaming. Expect Sony to still be selling the PS3 in 6 years time!
Sony has learnt from its mistakes re the Betamax vs VHS war and this time has itself backed up with powerful allies... In the industry Blu-ray has more supporters, manufacturers, studios than HD-DVD.
Blu-ray is also able to be upscaled to about 200GB using multiple layers... there is talk that HD-DVD might one day make it to 80GB but that it just doesn't have the bandwidth to handle the extra volume of data.
As of this moment however there is little difference between the 2 standards and if you are looking at it for games then it comes down to XBOX360 vs PS3...
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1273 times:
The 360's HD capabilities are good no doubt, the PS3 will be just as good and i don't think there will be that much of a difference. It really depends on how much you want to spend. The PS3 is expensive, £450 and £600 (USD equivalent). The 360 is at least just as good as the PS3 but almost half as expensive. They are both fantastic machines and i doubt you will be disappointed, infact i'm close to buying a 360 myself as i can't be bothered to wait until the PS3's price comes down. The 360 is much cheaper and is available.
AC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1228 times:
Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 10): One more thing - can anyone tell me about the "true HD" games on PS3? Are they ALL in "true HD"? Or is it just certain ones?
Apparently, not all games on the PS3 are viewing at 1080p. I'm pretty sure some of the larger game sites have been covering that in depth. Plus, the up-conversion from older PS2 games hasn't been pretty either.
On the other handm, all X360 games output at 720p (1080i) regardless are look amazing good. I beleive a recent software update allows the system to now up-convert to 1080p over VGA cables if your TV accepts that input.