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Yes I have one, it's excellent 155 42.70%
Yes I have one but I'm disappointed 16 4.41%
No, they're too expensive right now 90 24.79%
No, I would not consider one 102 28.10%
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Old 16.05.2007, 13:47
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Sony has been doing a great job improving the online experience. Their online system (which is free, btw., while Microsoft charges you for playing online) is absolutely comparable to Microsoft's. You can download game demos, can buy arcade games etc., just like on Microsoft Live. The selection isn't quite as big but it is rapidly expanding. I believe they recently announced that they'll be adding classic PS2 games to the online shop soon.
The one thing I'm missing with Sony's implementation is the point system Microsoft has in place.

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I don't miss the points, I like to know how much I'm paying for something without having to do sums. That online is free is a big bonus.

1080p looks fantastic, Blu-ray is just great, never seen Full metal jacket like that.

Can't wait for GT HD, don't like the demo so much, I never was a fan of the time trials.
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Old 16.05.2007, 13:56
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I don't miss the points, I like to know how much I'm paying for something without having to do sums.
those aren't the points I meant - I was thinking of the reward system that is integrated in most Live compatible games. Say you finish a complicated mission in Call of Duty and you get experience points - those are saved and displayed together with your avatar.

I do agree that the idea of paying for services with credits is a plump attempt to cover up the actual costs.
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Old 16.05.2007, 14:00
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My TV only supports 1080i - but both games and movies look brilliant.
Good news definately, a decent 1080p cost me £1750

I heard the frames were only shown 1 of 2 in 1080i (interlaced) as opposed to 1080p. Can lose sync on fast moving images? Or is that response in ms? Anyway you need a hdtv to get the best out of it.

Does it not drop to 720p on the majority of PS3 games? Mine does. I'd be interested to know if you play RR7 (1080P) does it drop to 720p?

But there's plenty of places to look this up.
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Old 16.05.2007, 14:08
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Thanks .... any poor suckers want to buy a slimline PS2 ?????
Be enterprising, a playstation is still useful even after expiry...

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Old 16.05.2007, 14:13
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Good news definately, a decent 1080p cost me £1750

I heard the frames were only shown 1 of 2 in 1080i (interlaced) as opposed to 1080p. Can lose sync on fast moving images? Or is that response in ms? Anyway you need a hdtv to get the best out of it.

Does it not drop to 720p on the majority of PS3 games? Mine does. I'd be interested to know if you play RR7 (1080P) does it drop to 720p?

But there's plenty of places to look this up.
If the game is available in 1080p, it will be displayed in 1080i (if your TV doesn't support p) - I'm not sure how to find out what mode RR7 is shown in. My TV is "only" 94cm so the difference between 720p and 1080i is minimal at most.
I don't know the implications of getting an interlaced image out of a 1080p source - I can only say that on my (cheapo...) TV, content looks fabulous.
From what I've heard, it's really hard to tell the difference between 1080i and 1080p unless your TV is larger than 120cm.
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Old 16.05.2007, 14:28
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So tell me people, I do not have a HD tele. I know/knew and have seen the difference and I know its what I need to get but until reading the last few posts I thought it was easy. Go to the shop and buy a HD Tv!

So as I understand it, I need to get a HD tv with 1080p, correct?
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Old 16.05.2007, 14:34
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So tell me people, I do not have a HD tele. I know/knew and have seen the difference and I know its what I need to get but until reading the last few posts I thought it was easy. Go to the shop and buy a HD Tv!

So as I understand it, I need to get a HD tv with 1080p, correct?
The ones that can do 1080p are capable of displaying the maximum in terms of HD-resolution. They are very expensive, too.
If you're going for something smaller than 120cm, which most people do, I'd claim that a 1080i TV will be just as good and cost 30% less.

Also, 1080p can only be used for video games and blu-ray or HD-DVD movies. HD TV programs are broadcast in 1080i (at the most), so a 1080p TV won't do you any good there.
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Old 16.05.2007, 14:41
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As always and a general rule with electronics, buy the best you can afford tends to last longer and less likely to need upgrading. There are several blends of HDTV. (720p, 1080i, 1080p)

I can notice the difference between 720p and 1080p games, say Motorstorm vs GTHD

Sky HD is only 720p, but difference is noticeable over a standard tv. Blu Ray is 1080p

True HD is considered 1080p, but comes at a price.

I'm lucky I know that, but this is my tv... the silver version I might add. Could have gone to 46", but the thing wouldn't fit on the fireplace!

http://www.webelectricals.co.uk/eSto...C3F02432DEF%7D

While were at it, you don't need £100 HDMI cables, (std anti ps3 argument from 360 fanboys) digital signals are far less susceptable to interference. A 3m cable that is £5 will do the job just aswell.
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Old 16.05.2007, 18:09
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Anyone seen the GTA IV trailer...?
yep.... very nice trailer, looks like its shaping up to be a very cool game.
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Old 16.05.2007, 18:21
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Sony has been doing a great job improving the online experience. Their online system (which is free, btw., while Microsoft charges you for playing online) is absolutely comparable to Microsoft's. You can download game demos, can buy arcade games etc., just like on Microsoft Live. The selection isn't quite as big but it is rapidly expanding. I believe they recently announced that they'll be adding classic PS2 games to the online shop soon.
The one thing I'm missing with Sony's implementation is the point system Microsoft has in place.

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im not saying that sony do not have an online system in place. simply that it is not anywhere near as polished as xbox live. if you have a look around various forums and video game sites, you will see that many people would mirror this consensus, whether they have an xbox or not.

on that subject, i simply like video games and do not like the idea of being branded with the moniker of "fanboy". having owned one hell of a lot of consoles and games and computers over the years, i would rather label myself as having an informed opinion rather than being a fanboy.

as an example, sonys upcoming virtual world thing (playstation world) looks very interesting and promising.

the main problem is that from the reviews i have read, the actual multiplayer component of several key games is apparently not so well implemented. for example, gamespot talked about this in regards to call of duty 3, and other games. as far as i know, microsoft really push for interesting online components in their games and and a strict approval system before a game ships. far fewer playstation games have any online component at all..... so far.

most would say that xbox live even on the first xbox was a good system, and sony are playing catch up.

i hope that they do... i dont mind if they surpass microsoft... cause im a gamer, and wanna play good games!!!!
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Old 16.05.2007, 18:33
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As always and a general rule with electronics, buy the best you can afford tends to last longer and less likely to need upgrading. There are several blends of HDTV. (720p, 1080i, 1080p)

I can notice the difference between 720p and 1080p games, say Motorstorm vs GTHD

Sky HD is only 720p, but difference is noticeable over a standard tv. Blu Ray is 1080p

True HD is considered 1080p, but comes at a price.

I'm lucky I know that, but this is my tv... the silver version I might add. Could have gone to 46", but the thing wouldn't fit on the fireplace!

http://www.webelectricals.co.uk/eSto...C3F02432DEF%7D

While were at it, you don't need £100 HDMI cables, (std anti ps3 argument from 360 fanboys) digital signals are far less susceptable to interference. A 3m cable that is £5 will do the job just aswell.
yes, a nice TV indeed!

not sure you can get a 3m HDMI cable for 5 quid here. a good quality one might might a slight difference but not much i agree.

the problem is with ever changing standards.

i bought my 720p HDTV two years ago at an extortionate price compared to now.... and yet there is still no HDTV signal in switzerland unless you get premiere satellite or whatever.

at the time it was said that 1080p was not worth waiting for, it would hardly ever be broadcast etc etc etc. how things change. now im in line for a 1080p TV next time i purchase.

but then there is the HDMI 1.3 standard coming out which promises a much better colour range... a few of the newest TVs have that but not many.

and of course, the interactive content of blu ray will be upgraded in october to 1.1 so its not clear if current players can run that. it is rumoured that the ps3 can go to 1.1 with a firmware update. but i have heard plenty of rumours in my time.

so i will wait until closer to the end of the year. lower ps3 price. more developed online play. better and more games. clearer standards on cheaper larger screen HDTVs and less confusion about blu ray content standards.

now... in november 2005... wow was it that long ago????? ... i had the xbox 360 to quench my thirst very well... it has been a good friend til now. thats all.
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I have all the next gen, or rather current gen now consoles and it's the Wii that sitting there doing nothing (come on nintendo give me some games!) while the 360 and PS3 get most of my playtime. I must say tho that I play more PS2 games on my PS3 than PS3 games, they looks lovely thru hdmi and I am a big RPG fan hence my having a US PS3. The 360's online stuff is great Halo3 beta is supposed to be out today.

So I would say wait a while for the PS3 unless theres a game that you simply must play, get a ninty DS the pass the time, they are wicked.
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Bump!!! Guess what I'm d/l this evening???

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=39809

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I've read through this thread and feel decidedly older right now

Even learning Swiss German doesn't seem as daunting to me as beginning to try and understand what you lot are on about

Whatever happened to going down the pub and talking to other people
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Well I'm 30 so class my self as over the hill! Well on a footie field anyway.

I spend enough time down the pub, Playstation 3 is more a winter/rainy day thing.
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I've read through this thread and feel decidedly older right now
Me too. As a kid I couldn't afford the 20c coins for Space Invaders or Asteroids, so I missed the computer games bus then and was past being bothered once I got a home PC. I'm actually quite a luddite, except when I see a real big benefit from technology. DivX and GPS being techo acronyms that have pleased me in recent times. Pipes and slippers are under-rated
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Re: [General discussion of] PS3

I feel sorry for anyone who has missed out on videogames, nowadays it's like missing out on movies or music, for me games are just as valid and important as those, and just as interesting a topic to discuss down the pub as anything.
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I feel sorry for anyone who has missed out on videogames, nowadays it's like missing out on movies or music, for me games are just as valid and important as those, and just as interesting a topic to discuss down the pub as anything.
I'm feeling like a real old fogey, but I simply don't know where people get the time to do all this from. I don't think it's healthy if it's replacing the time of youth that should be spent playing football and golf, chasing women and going down the pub with your mates. And it's creating a language barrier of acronyms
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Re: [General discussion of] PS3

I'm with you on this, I want to be a User of technology and spend my personal time doing rewarding stuff - that doesn't involve interface standards, configuration and general geeky stuff - like partying and drinking.

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I'm feeling like a real old fogey, but I simply don't know where people get the time to do all this from. I don't think it's healthy if it's replacing the time of youth that should be spent playing football and golf, chasing women and going down the pub with your mates. And it's creating a language barrier of acronyms

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I'm feeling like a real old fogey, but I simply don't know where people get the time to do all this from. I don't think it's healthy if it's replacing the time of youth that should be spent playing football and golf, chasing women and going down the pub with your mates. And it's creating a language barrier of acronyms
Well I play on it when I can, more than not a couple of days a week for a few hours. Take it or leave it really. It's also a Blu Ray player so I watch films on it. I can also log on to EF and view posts as a web browser is on the Playstation 3.

I did prefer a footie field, swimming in rivers etc (not recommended) and chasing skirt when I was a meer youngster. The second being the ultimate past-time for hormonally charged teenage boys.

Your right it's not healthy, bit of a problem really. Life's about balances and perhaps parents should stop their kids from watching hours upon hours of TV, eating snackfoods/packet food and playing Playstation.

Kick them outside without cotton wool and allow them to "play in the mud!" Same applies to kids walking to school. I remember my dad must have picked me up twice in 11 years in a car, and that was probably due to a dentist appointment.

There's no way on earth I will allow my kids (not got some yet) to play more than 1hr of Playstation a night, or watch the TV for extended periods.

You'll find the most spending on video games comes from 25-35 yr olds. Why I don't know perhaps it's a time when you have more money in your pockets, the time to play is another matter.

Acroymns are just lazyness really, perhaps they should use shorter names for stuff.
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