Is it true?

United States
September 26, 2008 9:12am CST
Hey I've heard that if your going to buy a blue-ray dvd player you shouldn't waste your money. I was told that you should by a PS3 instead because you get one of the best Blue Players as well as a game system, for a relativily similiar price. I was also told that Playstation constantly updates the PS3 making the Blue-ray player constantly ahead of the game, so it won't outdate like a regular blue-ray dvd player. I was just wondering if some people could confirm this, i'd like some opinions on this. Thanks for the help, I'm trying to decide which to buy before i go out and waste my money.
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@ishralene09 (2260)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
Uhmm..It's kind of like that. The PS3 is one cheap Blu-ray player. Most people just treat it as a Blu-ray player(because they hail the mighty 360 for reasons only a fanboy could understand.). But then yeah, you get the worth of your money by buying a PS3...It's a blu-ray player, a gaming console...It can even be your PC!(Install Linux on it.). It got the 10-year plan behind it, and it will really make a good deal out of your money. About the updates I'm...not really sure. But if you want a blu-ray player, buy the PS3. You will get the value for your money. A stand-alone blu-ray player is just a blu-ray player, that's a thing to consider.
• United States
26 Sep 08
What do you mean by the 10-year plan? Yea it seems like if your going to buy a blue-ray player you'd be crazy not to just buy a PS3 then again if you know your going to want to buy tons of games if you have it, you may want a stand alone blue-ray player so your not tempted to spend hundreds of dollars on games.
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• Philippines
26 Sep 08
The 10 year plan means that they plan the console to have a lifespan of 10 years. They kind of told that back at the game conference stuff. It's a thing to consider, the 10 year plan. It gives you an assurance that they plan their system to last that long and will not seize support for it. They did it with the PS1 and the PS2. That's why they delayed the PS3 so much, to prepare it for this. The blu-ray was part of this plan, and it might pay off, blu-ray just won the format wars against the HD-DVD. Yah that's one thing to consider, if you're not really a gamer of sorts then a sleek blu-ray stand alone player is enough.
• United States
27 Sep 08
Ah ok, i don't know if i would say that ps1 or ps2 had the means to last 10 years as in my opinion ps2's technology was well surpassed while it was still around. Its good to know they will continue support for it for the next 10 years. I am no longer a gamer as i only game on the pc systems have become a thing of the past for me, but over time this may change again.
@emarie (5451)
• United States
27 Sep 08
my husbands done a lot of research into this and he said it is better to buy a PS3 then just a normal Blue-Ray player since the PS3 is actually cheaper then the player and you also get the game counsel as well.
• United States
27 Sep 08
Yea i've done some research myself, i was more curious what owners of ps3 thought about it. If it was worth the money, and if the blue-ray player is updated as often as i've been told. Thanks for your input.
13 Mar 09
this is very true blu-ray and awsome gaming in one plus they are cheaper than your avarage blu ray player
@DJ_Slone (62)
• United States
2 Jan 09
I agree with most everyone that the PS3 is the one to get. However, being a PS3 owner myself, sometimes I worry that the blu-ray might cause issues down the road as the DVD drive in the PS2 did. Anyone who owned a PS2 for a long amount of time remembered the day at least one of them started to not play different games...then all the games...then some movies...etc.
@arcidy (5016)
• United States
30 Dec 08
Thats what I did I bought my ps3 mainly because of the bluray. And whats funny is because of the ps3 the bluray won the war over hd since most people bought the ps3 because of the bluray at the time since there wasnt to many good games out at the time the ps3 came out.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I don't know about the updates, but I can tell you that the Blu-Ray player is awesome! We have a regular Blu-ray player that costs more than the PS3 and then I got a PS3, and the quality is about the same. I haven't used the PS3 much for games yet, mostly just for the Blu-ray. But I did buy some games and I hope eventually I'll have time to play them.
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Yeah The PS3 is the best blue-ray player out there and also you can play games on it as well and you can use it like a computer you can install ubuntu and I have heard you can get windows on there as well so yeah you should definitely pick one up because it is worth it.
• United States
25 Oct 08
well it is true but then again you can find some blue-ray players cheaper than a ps3 but the PlayStation's blue ray player is the best on the market plus you it is an multimedia product so it is worth the buck. also the ps3 has an great line up of games and as very use full.