Nor will it ever play the violin again
Somehow I don't think this will be enough for XP users to upgrade..
4 posts • joined 5 Oct 2007
Firstly I owned a Arcade 360.. (Bought it for 99 quid two years ago second hand), it was under powered and when the PS3 came out I sold it on ebay for 80 quid and bought a 60gb Premium model. Since then its been a key part of the families media experience. We only have two boxes in the living room.. Its elegant..
We watch DVD, Blu-ray. video, TV playback photos and music through it..
Favorite games are Buzz and Singstar.
I upgraded to a 320gb drive for 60 quid.
The PS3 is a media beast.. its playback on my 1080p HDTV is the best I've ever seen.. The 360 is a Arcade machine for hard core gamers.
Horses for courses...(Although the PS3 is a pain to dust!! ;)
I've run a Mythtv Linux box connected via SVIDEO to my TV, Now I've ditched the cables and use a PS3 over WiFi connected to MythTV via UPNP. Its got a high end Freeview (DVB-T) setop box because its great quality. But the PS3 playback quality is the best I've ever seen on a TV and the HDTV upscaling is very nice as well. Only gripe is one or two of the audio streams of the MPEG-2 TS format don't seem to be supported by the PS3 but I expect an firmware update soon.
I'm not rushing to buy a AppleTV as I don't use iTunes to download and view video but that said its pretty easy to turn the Apple TV into a fully fledges Mac and run iLife as well as a MythFrontend package so I guess I'm tempted but not convinced. I think if iTunes (UK) had a better choice (other than Ugly Betty and South Park) I might be more convinced.
Still at the same time it will be interesting to see what Sony do which online services so I suspect the only thing I need to replace my aging MythTV service is PlayTV and a large disk for the PS3.
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