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Iva Soreass
Friar's Club
Posted - 2008.03.31 14:09:00 - [1]
 

So me and the missus just ordered a new TV ( this little beauty ) now while i got the money i want a xbox360 or ps3 (im leaning alot towards the xbox360 elite).


Xbox 360 owners - Pro's Con's Please ?

PS3 owners - Pro's Cons please ?

Menth
Reikoku
KenZoku
Posted - 2008.03.31 14:11:00 - [2]
 

PS3 so you can watch blueray discs on your new hd tv :D

Uzuness
Perkone
Posted - 2008.03.31 14:15:00 - [3]
 

I got both.. and I have to say I spend a lot more time on my 360 compared to my PS3. It has more games, pure and simple. While the PS3's online is free, and runs good.. to me, X-Box Live is better. But the 360 is loud as hell when it's powered up.

The fact there is a ton more playable games on the 360 is the main reason I got it (got the PS3 for Christmas). I suggest the 360, with some X-Box Live. Countless hours of fun.

To bad HD-DVD died.

Sirial Soulfly
Posted - 2008.03.31 14:16:00 - [4]
 

xbox360 so you can enjoy the extra content of gtaIV , on the other hand I don't know if recent xbox360 still have the overheating problem.

Araxmas
The Blue Dagger Mercenery Agency
Black Core Alliance
Posted - 2008.03.31 14:18:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Sirial Soulfly
xbox360 so you can enjoy the extra content of gtaIV , on the other hand I don't know if recent xbox360 still have the overheating problem.


Nah got fixed a while ago. Was the motherboards melting when played too much heh.

Uzuness
Perkone
Posted - 2008.03.31 14:22:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Araxmas
Originally by: Sirial Soulfly
xbox360 so you can enjoy the extra content of gtaIV , on the other hand I don't know if recent xbox360 still have the overheating problem.


Nah got fixed a while ago. Was the motherboards melting when played too much heh.
And, Microsoft will replace it for free.

Gyfrex
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2008.03.31 14:57:00 - [7]
 

I gotta say that I genuinely prefer my 360 to my friends PS3, more games, better online, better controller (in my opinion anyway)

Tarminic
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2008.03.31 15:45:00 - [8]
 

Considering that currently Microsoft has no plans to release a blu-ray drive for the 360, I'd go with the PS3.

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2008.03.31 15:49:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Tarminic
Considering that currently Microsoft has no plans to release a blu-ray drive for the 360, I'd go with the PS3.


this, and, being devil's advocate here (since I want to purchase a 360 first and a PS3 later), the number of games on the xbox is just bigger because it has been around for longer.

Rialtor
Amarr
Yarrrateers
Posted - 2008.03.31 16:02:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Rialtor on 31/03/2008 16:03:13
I can't believe I'm going to write this since I hate Sony's Playstation Division. If you're truly torn between the 2, then the PS3 is actually a cost effective blueray player that feature should decide it for you.

But I haven't used the ps3 equivalent of xbox live, but xbox has alot of media center capabilities with the ability to download tv series and things of that nature. And if you have a network at home it becomes easy to download things on your computer and stream them to your xbox.

Bigeasy
Caldari
It's A Trap
Posted - 2008.03.31 16:02:00 - [11]
 

Get a Wii.

Lezli
The Scope
Posted - 2008.03.31 16:10:00 - [12]
 

Coming from a PS3 owner, you would probably be better off with a 360. The PS3 library of games is severely lacking at the moment. When I'm not playing my older ps2 games on it or watching movies, it just sits there and collects dust.

Patch86
Di-Tron Heavy Industries
Atlas Alliance
Posted - 2008.03.31 17:29:00 - [13]
 

Xbox: Cheaper, larger games library.

PS3: Built in (and fairly cheap) Blu-Ray player, better exclusive games (imo), better gamepad.


I'd go for PS3 if money is no problem, but its actually pretty close.

Multras
D00M.
Triumvirate.
Posted - 2008.03.31 18:44:00 - [14]
 

I would say 360, games are more enjoyable imo. If you want to watch HD movies you can stream them from your computer to your 360 through the media connect thing. Why pay for movies when you can download them YARRRR!!.

Iva Soreass
Friar's Club
Posted - 2008.03.31 20:22:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Iva Soreass on 31/03/2008 20:22:58
Originally by: Bigeasy
Get a Wii.


Got one already Wink

Hmm so whats the dif between Blue ray and HD ?
I thought blue ray was just the same as HD just harder to c r a ck and copy the disc's etc (to stop the torrent sites copying them and such)


Edited - didnt know c r a ck would be blocked :x

Tarminic
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2008.03.31 20:31:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Iva Soreass
Edited by: Iva Soreass on 31/03/2008 20:22:58
Originally by: Bigeasy
Get a Wii.


Got one already Wink

Hmm so whats the dif between Blue ray and HD ?
I thought blue ray was just the same as HD just harder to c r a ck and copy the disc's etc (to stop the torrent sites copying them and such)

If I remember correctly...blu-ray disks have twice the maximum capacity (though I'm not sure how much this will improve movie quality, it's mostly relevant for games). They're also the official winner of the next-gen DVD format wars, so if you want to watch movies in high quality you'll need a blu-ray player.

Havok Dryke
The Scope
Posted - 2008.03.31 20:33:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Havok Dryke on 31/03/2008 20:35:33
Originally by: Iva Soreass
Edited by: Iva Soreass on 31/03/2008 20:22:58
Originally by: Bigeasy
Get a Wii.


Got one already Wink

Hmm so whats the dif between Blue ray and HD ?
I thought blue ray was just the same as HD just harder to c r a ck and copy the disc's etc (to stop the torrent sites copying them and such)


Edited - didnt know c r a ck would be blocked :x


Bluray is Sony backed, can be played on PS3, and recently won the format war. It can store ~25 GB per layer.

HD-DVD is (was) Toshiba backed, had a 360 adapter available, and stores ~16 GB per layer. However, HD-DVD recently lost the format war, so no new movies will be coming out and supply of players will dry up.


Edit: Adjusted amount stored per disc, tarminic is right (mostly) as usual.

Bish Ounen
Gallente
Best Path Inc.
Cult of War
Posted - 2008.03.31 20:40:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Bish Ounen on 31/03/2008 20:41:34
Originally by: Tarminic
Originally by: Iva Soreass
Edited by: Iva Soreass on 31/03/2008 20:22:58
Originally by: Bigeasy
Get a Wii.


Got one already Wink

Hmm so whats the dif between Blue ray and HD ?
I thought blue ray was just the same as HD just harder to c r a ck and copy the disc's etc (to stop the torrent sites copying them and such)

If I remember correctly...blu-ray disks have twice the maximum capacity (though I'm not sure how much this will improve movie quality, it's mostly relevant for games). They're also the official winner of the next-gen DVD format wars, so if you want to watch movies in high quality you'll need a blu-ray player.


Correct.

Blue Ray has significantly higher capacity. This affects movies because now movie makers can cram more extras onto the disk, along with longer versions of the movies and other special features.

Also, because it is so high density, this future-proofs it a bit in that as T.V. resolutions continue to climb (and they will get higher than 1080p, trust me) Blue ray discs will still be able to hold all that stuff because they had so much extra space to begin with.

As far as the cracking thing goes, Many people think that the reason so many big names got behind Blue Ray was because HD DVD had been cracked so quickly, and Blue Ray had not. Well, once the official format war was over, and HD-DVD deemed a dead tech, then AND ONLY THEN did the Blue Ray cracks appear.

Apparently Blue Ray was cracked about 8 months ago, but the company that cracked it kept it a secret until after the format war was over. THEN they released the crack to the public, along with their software that takes advantage of the crack. So Blue Ray is just as crackable as old-fashioned DVDs.

Atomos Darksun
D00M.
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2008.03.31 22:15:00 - [19]
 

Do you honestly need to ask that question?

It doesn't matter if you have the biggest baddest hardware, like the PS3, if you don't have any software to back it up. It's like inventing a new supercomputer that only runs on MS DOS.

Blue-ray is not something that you can credibily argue, that is worth it. You don't hear people saying that the Lord of the Ring trilogy was great, but wouldn't it be a lot better if the resolution was improved a bit?

Also, blue-ray is incredibly more expensive than DVD's. Not to mention it is just more of a half-step up from DVD's, and is not a true next generation of media hardware.

As for the PS3's controller being better, I've always found them to be infinitely worse. The 360 controller is much more comfortable to hold and use, and more efficient.

In closing, I'd like to say that if you like lots of run-of-the-mill Japaneese RPG's, also some MGS4 thrown in there at some point. then the PS3 is for you. If you like lots of big tough manly games, like Dead Rising, Resident Evil, Halo, COD4, pososibly some Battlefront, and a purchasable attachment to make smoothies, then the Xbox 360 is for you.

Iva Soreass
Friar's Club
Posted - 2008.03.31 22:42:00 - [20]
 

I think the 360 is for me!

PS3 seems abit meh and my mate who got one has had is crash on him numerous times. Plus i agree kinda with the above poster, blue ray doesn't seem the new win win tbh i only ever see small small sections in stores of blue ray disc's and im not intrested in the PS3 just for blue ray its all about game selection and 360 seems to offer the best platform for that.

So 360 here i come \o/.


Thanks all for replys.

3rdD Dave
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2008.03.31 22:42:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: 3rdD Dave on 31/03/2008 22:43:23
For gawds sake, the argument that the PS3 has no games is well and truly old now. Its has blooming plenty. This year will see the Ps3 take off big style. Everyone bar this bloody forum seems to agree this.

I have a ps3, 2 days ago i was about to buy a 360 Elite, to play multi-player against my son. No way, his COD4 refuses to play now, and gears of war. Its scratching his discs and this isn't covered by the extra 3 year warranty that MS was forced to slap on because of the RROD.

Poor quality pos.

EDIT

BluRay has won. Its only been a month since Tosh gave up, this time next year your Vid stores will be awash with BRs.


Patch86
Di-Tron Heavy Industries
Atlas Alliance
Posted - 2008.03.31 22:48:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Iva Soreass

PS3 seems abit meh and my mate who got one has had is crash on him numerous times. Plus i agree kinda with the above poster, blue ray doesn't seem the new win win tbh i only ever see small small sections in stores of blue ray disc's and im not intrested in the PS3 just for blue ray its all about game selection and 360 seems to offer the best platform for that.


Just to clarify, there are no HD-DVDs anymore. If you want hi-res movies to go on your new hi-res TV, its blu-ray or nothing.


(Well, not nothing. There's still the HD broadcast channels, and downloadable HD content, if you have a device hooked up to your TV that can play it. But you won't be able to buy any high resolution HD movies in the shops unless you have a blu-ray player.)

Iva Soreass
Friar's Club
Posted - 2008.03.31 22:50:00 - [23]
 

Edited by: Iva Soreass on 31/03/2008 22:56:10
Edited by: Iva Soreass on 31/03/2008 22:54:59
Ok meh, shows what i know :|.

Ok i go looky at the PS3 and 360 this week and see what games they got//are getting.


Out of curiosity (SP?) will gt4 be out on ps3? **Edit - nvm i see it is**

Another Q, do they only do 40gb Hardrives for ps3 (360 elite is 120gb!) ? or can you buy bigger//extra hd ? Cause i heard you have to install PS3 games onto the HD before playing them (i could be wrong tho)

Also blue ray will play HD dvd's etc ?

3rdD Dave
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2008.04.01 06:39:00 - [24]
 

heres the benefits the ps3:

Upgradable 2.5" hard-drive - this wont invalidate your warranty - its plug and go.
Wifi built in.
Use any bluetooth headset, even one from your phone.
Rapidly becoming the best media server out there - stream ANYTHING from your PC via Tvserity to the PS3
Divx - Xvid support
The Best BluRay player on the market with regular Firmware upgrades to add more features.
Free Online network play- no fees.
Reliability - less than 1% fail.
HDMI 1.3 (xb360 is 1.2)
Stunning connection to the PSP with remote play.

It has plenty of great games and its main strengths is the first party games that are on the way this year.

Xb360, stunning machine,plenty of games as it was released one year before, let down by noisy cheap dvd drives that fail and scratch discs ( google it) Red ring of death @ 30% failure rate, and also a lesser known issue is graphic chip failure which like the drive inst covered with the new 3 year warranty.

Why on earth would anyone spend money on a product with this amount of epic failures is beyond my comprehension tbfh. End of the day, its your money, but i like to buy things that work, all my consoles from when i was a kid still work so its a bloody disgrace what MS have put on the market.

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2008.04.01 06:46:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Atomos Darksun
Do you honestly need to ask that question?

It doesn't matter if you have the biggest baddest hardware, like the PS3, if you don't have any software to back it up. It's like inventing a new supercomputer that only runs on MS DOS.

Blue-ray is not something that you can credibily argue, that is worth it. You don't hear people saying that the Lord of the Ring trilogy was great, but wouldn't it be a lot better if the resolution was improved a bit?

Also, blue-ray is incredibly more expensive than DVD's. Not to mention it is just more of a half-step up from DVD's, and is not a true next generation of media hardware.

As for the PS3's controller being better, I've always found them to be infinitely worse. The 360 controller is much more comfortable to hold and use, and more efficient.

In closing, I'd like to say that if you like lots of run-of-the-mill Japaneese RPG's, also some MGS4 thrown in there at some point. then the PS3 is for you. If you like lots of big tough manly games, like Dead Rising, Resident Evil, Halo, COD4, pososibly some Battlefront, and a purchasable attachment to make smoothies, then the Xbox 360 is for you.


Hey, if you got it set up right, Blu ray is well worth the 2x cost of a regular DVD... it's not a slightly better res, it's the difference between DVD and VHS Cool

Aeoa
Thw Womblers
Intrepid Explorers
Posted - 2008.04.01 06:56:00 - [26]
 

PS3 has a much better line up than XBox 360 of quality games coming out this year. It has been announced GTA4 will have downloadable content on the PS3 as well as the 360, which was the only thing the 360 had on the PS3 for the near future. If you are someone who isn't in to buying the newest games, go for a 360 since they have a quality library of games released over the past 2 years. If you want to play all the big games that are coming out this year, get a PS3. if you actually want to play games people will be talking about

Logi3
Posted - 2008.04.01 08:14:00 - [27]
 

If you cant afford both get a 360. As you said, theres a better selection of games. I enjoy my PS3 but the games i play on that compared to my 360 is.... 2 or 3.

PS3 Should have a good selection of games early 2009 available for it, with titles comming out through out this year like GTA, Tekken, GT5, Final Fantasy

Shadowsword
The Rough Riders
Ares Protectiva
Posted - 2008.04.01 10:55:00 - [28]
 

Edited by: Shadowsword on 01/04/2008 10:56:25
Originally by: Araxmas
Originally by: Sirial Soulfly
xbox360 so you can enjoy the extra content of gtaIV , on the other hand I don't know if recent xbox360 still have the overheating problem.


Nah got fixed a while ago. Was the motherboards melting when played too much heh.


Yet there's still old models in stores. In december 2007 I bought one, didn't think of checking the production date, and when I opened it I saw it was built in october 2006.

No ROD for the moment, but the dvd player is very, very noisy, and after a while (30 mins to 90 mins) can't read the damn DvDs and freeze.

I'll send it to repair, but that still suck.

Benco97
Gallente
Terraprobe Dynamics
Posted - 2008.04.01 11:27:00 - [29]
 

I have the pleasure of owning all three current consoles and I have to say I've been playing the ps3 a LOT more than the 360.
The "no games" argument is just silly now, the PS3 has plenty of games.
Can't say much about their respective HD/Blu ray capabilities as I don't have any Bluray disks and I don't have a HD drive but I suppose if you're bothered about it then yes the PS3 wins in that respect due to HD-dvd losing the fight.

One thing I have noticed is that the PS3's wireless seems more stable, perhaps just a quirk of my 360 (my THIRD unit due to RRoD) but it sometimes drops the wireless for no reason.

Though to be honest, all my consoles have been sitting there collecting dust recently, my PC is my main machine.

CmdrFrag
Caldari
Posted - 2008.04.02 08:45:00 - [30]
 

With your new BIG HDTV the way to go is PS3. Just got myself a new TV so saving up for the PS3, then its Cloverfield on Blu-Ray and bye bye outside world.

Also that offer from ASDA, 2% off? How random is that?

For one day only, all stock is 4.65 off RRP. Remember ONE DAY ONLY!


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