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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:11 am

they are both the same price but i don't want to buy both as they are both FPS & i already have a fair few of them on my PC, 360 & Wii.

when i get a new console i don't get a bundle because there is no point & you only get games that you don't need/want so i get a few of the older games so that i have a range to play when i get the console Smile

so far i'm getting Uncharted, MGS4, GT5 & Heavy Rain (Killzone2 or Resistance2) i think it will be Killzone2 though.

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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:17 am

For the people who doubt Blu rays future, what are your doubts based on? Just like with HD TV sets, the constant marketing from TV manufacturers has worked well. DVD's are not optimised for HD TV's, where Blu Ray discs are. I have Blu Ray discs for my PS3, and the picture quality is quite outstanding.

Blu Ray discs occupy a lot of retailing shelves now, I was in HMV the other day and half of the film section had DVD's, the other half were Blu Ray. No matter what anybody sales, Blu Ray discs are gaining momentum, as the public seek HD optimised discs for there HD TV's. Blu Ray sales increased by a staggering 67 % last year, unless your claims about Blu Ray discs being dead are based on something, then I disagree. Like Stu says, HD DVD's lost out badly. Blu Rays have been out for a long time now, and have been more and more successful as each year goes by.

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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:41 am

off topic

blu ray really gets in the way of downloading (i don't want to do downloading anyway) but blu ray's are more expensive than dvd's, i don't have a HD TV yet anyway, my 32", 16x9, 100Hz, flatscreen, 5.1 Dobly Digital, Toshiba CRT TV is fine at the moment, i was going to get a new 50" LED back-lit LCD HD TV but i have decided to wait for the 3D TV's to be released & get one of them, i have about 2k to spend on a new TV & amp at the moment so the longer i can leave it the more i will have to spend, anyway i won't be able to watch blu rays on my PS3 as my TV has no HDMI connections so the blu ray won't work Razz

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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:45 am

Its not quite off topic, PS3 has a Blu Ray player in it. Wink Razz For people without HD TV, then yes of course, having a Blu Ray player is useless.

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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:10 am

Right now blu ray has a war coming and it's fight will be against downloading.

As for 3d I think it's a total waste of time.

Anyway ps3's
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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:35 pm

Sav 2 wrote:
For the people who doubt Blu rays future, what are your doubts based on? Just like with HD TV sets, the constant marketing from TV manufacturers has worked well. DVD's are not optimised for HD TV's, where Blu Ray discs are. I have Blu Ray discs for my PS3, and the picture quality is quite outstanding.

Blu Ray discs occupy a lot of retailing shelves now, I was in HMV the other day and half of the film section had DVD's, the other half were Blu Ray. No matter what anybody sales, Blu Ray discs are gaining momentum, as the public seek HD optimised discs for there HD TV's. Blu Ray sales increased by a staggering 67 % last year, unless your claims about Blu Ray discs being dead are based on something, then I disagree. Like Stu says, HD DVD's lost out badly. Blu Rays have been out for a long time now, and have been more and more successful as each year goes by.


Blue-ray was considered new technology but what is the problem with that?

It becomes old and soon enough something will replace that.

Betamax - vhs - dvd - Blueray - ?


Most new tele's now have Ethernet ports on them so most things will be downloadable in a few years, But will that take over from Blue ray? I hope not as Downloading is going to be awful and I feel sorry for the future generations who won't have the thrill of going to the shop and buying a film/game getting it home and watching/playing it for the first time



I don't think it will be 3D either, Thats taking a backwards step.


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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:19 am

bluray is better than downloading any day
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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:03 am

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bluray is better than downloading any day

Oh believe me I really don't want to go downloading only, but I think in years to come it will end up that way. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:46 am

Save over 90 when you buy PS3 Slim Console with 250GB Hard Drive (923/9700), PS3 Play TV Freeview TV Tuner (566/0579) and any two games selected below. To receive this offer add all 4 items to your trolley. Offer ends 23rd July 2010

i am going to get this lot i think from Argos

PS3 WOW offer

PS3 Slim Console with 250GB Hard Drive
PS3 Go Play Freeview TV Tuner
Resistance 2 PS3 - 18+
Little Big Planet - PS3

Total: 299.99 Smile

anyone used that TV tuner ?

i don't normally get a console with games, but i was looking at Resistance 2 anyway & Little Big Planet looks interesting & the whole bundle is only about 10 more than the console on it's own Smile

what do you think ?

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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:23 am

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cerca_trova wrote:
bluray is better than downloading any day

Oh believe me I really don't want to go downloading only, but I think in years to come it will end up that way. Sad

I generally don't like downloading films. I prefer the old fashioned way of buying a disc and watching a film on a TV. I find it far more relaxing then watching films on the internet. I use the internet enough as it is.

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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:30 am

nobody use the tv tuner Sad

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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:02 am

my games arrived today Smile

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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:59 am

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nobody use the tv tuner Sad

Nope sorry, I think because most tv's have freeview in anyway not many people would bother with one.

Did you get uncharted then?
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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:28 am

well yeah, but its a recorder also & it's only 15 more than the console on its own.

yes i got Uncharted & MGS4 Smile

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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:53 am

PlayTV is a good tool Al, just make sure you get the latest firmware updates for it by having your PS3 online. There were a few bugs with the original device.

I have never used it myself as I have two SkyHD boxes so no need for it, but I can see the appeal for those who want to record and dont have a PVR.
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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:32 am

i have seen that GAME have a 250GB PS3 with uncharted 2 & aliens V predator all for 289 Smile

i think im gonna get that one tomorrow.

what do i do about setting up the PSN thing so i can get a gamer card thing like on xbox live, is it best to set up my PS3 first & do it via that or should i do it online (via a PC) first ?

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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:25 am

Do it on the PS3 Al. Just click on create PSN account and away you go.
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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:04 am

thanx Smile


i ordered GT5 today also & Super Mario Galaxy 2 for the Wii.

i'm even considering getting GTA Lost & Dammed & Gay Tony for the PS3 even though i have completed them both on the xbox bounce

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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:47 pm

I picked up the ps3 this morning, i have un boxed it all but had no time to connect it up as im down the pub, question though how long does the pad take to charge up and how long will the charge last ?

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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:42 am

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I picked up the ps3 this morning, i have un boxed it all but had no time to connect it up as im down the pub, question though how long does the pad take to charge up and how long will the charge last ?

Only takes a couple of hours, It wouldn't be so bad if it only came with a longer wire, If you sit next to your tv then it's fine, but if like me you sit about 3 metres away then you have problems.

Why do you care about the ps3 when your down the pub Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:51 am

i have got it set up now & got a psn account so if you want you can add me to your friends list thing Smile

it seems ok, that charging lead is rubbish though its only like a meter long, so sitting that close to a tv will burn your eyes out, so i have ordered a three meter one, it should be proper wireless like the xbox one Smile

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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:37 am

BTW, dont throw PS3 pads, they tend to break pretty easy Wink Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:56 am

yeah, they do seem a bit Neutral

i don't like the bottom trigger buttons to much either, they don't seem to have much feel.

i haven't been able to play to much though as i had to sit to close to the tv, but the pad has now charged up Smile if i un-plug it will it just work wirelessley or do i have to press something to connect it.

anyone want to add me Smile

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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:17 am

If you unplug the pad it'll take a couple of seconds to reconnect but that's it, what's your PSN, i'll add if you want
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PostSubject: Re: im getting a PS3 *help*   Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:31 am

Mine is MotorracingP. I will add you!
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