Thursday, October 30, 2008

PS3 DVD Playback vs. XBOX 360 DVD playback vs. stand-alone DVD player

Recently I did a comparison between a mid-range Sony DVD 1080i dvd player and the dvd playback capability in the PS3. They were both hooked to the same TV through an HDMI cable. My thinking was that the PS3 would be better or similar to the DVD player. This was absolutely not the case: the stand alone player was far superior in details and lack of blockiness that were present in many scenes with the PS3. I would not recommend using a PS3 as a stand alone DVD player and find the small price of a true DVD player worth it. I recall being similarly disappointed in comparisons with the DVD player in the XBOX 360, but I am using component output for that unit.


archie4oz said...

What firmware version (most recent I assume?) were you using and what settings did you use? I used to use an old Sony upconverting DVD player and I stopped using after the 1.80 firmware came out with it's unconversion abilities as my PS3 provided generally far better visual quality (I even did comparisons with my AVIA disc).

cialis online said...

I totally agree with you, it is much much better to use a DVD player instead of using the PS3, I was having a discussion with a friend the other that about this.