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Panasonic or Ps3

awp1984
08-31-2010, 06:53 AM
Hi
I am looking a good blu-ray player.
I am thinking between the Panasonic DMP-BD85 and a Sony Ps3 which one should i go for.
Thanks

Bigloww
08-31-2010, 07:01 AM
Is this strictly for Blu Ray only?? If so, I would say save a hundo or so and go with the Panny.. But if you will think you will also use the PS3 for gaming or a media center too now or down the road, I would say PS3 all the way...

PFC5
08-31-2010, 08:44 AM
I agree with Bigloww!

Chris Gerhard
09-06-2010, 05:15 AM
If you need analog multichannel output, the DMP-BD85 is needed but if not, the PS3 would be my recommendation. Analog output is necessary to take advantage of the advanced audio codecs with audio systems that don't use HDMI for audio processing. If HDMI will be used for audio, then either player is great but the PS3 as always is worth the premium compared to any Panasonic player in my opinion.

rubystone1111
09-06-2010, 02:52 PM
I own both players. I agree with the others. If you have any direct questions about either one.. hopefully I can answer your questions.

Jacob

gameguru1360
09-25-2010, 08:02 PM
if you get both, I still think it's better to use the panasonic as the blu ray player because if you think about it, playing games and watching movies on the ps3 does wear down the drive faster to where the drive will need to be replaced.

House72
09-26-2010, 07:29 AM
if you get both, I still think it's better to use the panasonic as the blu ray player because if you think about it, playing games and watching movies on the ps3 does wear down the drive faster to where the drive will need to be replaced.

Where did you hear or read that from???? I would like to see some info backing up that claim.. Can you a post a link or 3 on this??

krooked22
09-26-2010, 09:58 AM
the ps3 is meant to read games and brs. Thats what is was made to do. Your laser will last a long time, I would say 2 years. If and IF it breaks one day, spend 30-50 and just get a new laser problem solved

PFC5
09-26-2010, 10:54 AM
Where did you hear or read that from???? I would like to see some info backing up that claim.. Can you a post a link or 3 on this??

I think the more you use any mechanical device the faster it will break down. I think this would be common sense and not require links. That being said, I use the PS3 as my main BD player and for gaming, but if I was not interested in gaming I would now buy a Panny BD player instead. As we know the PS3 is a very good BD player with some things missing like IR receiver to use a universal remote without buying an add-on to do this. The newer SAL BD players are also now as fast and cheaper than the PS3.

The PS3 has limits for what it can do as we have found out with this new 3D BD movie playback added last week. You cannot play a 3D BD disc and keep lossless HD audio and are limited to standard DD/DTS sound with 3D BD titles. If someone is interested in streaming Netflix as well then the PS3 requires a special Netflix disc to use that function, whereas the Stand Alone BD players with that feature do not need a disc in it to stream them.

If the OP wants to game also the PS3 is a great choice, but if no interest in gaming I would save the money and get the BD85 instead.

House72
09-26-2010, 01:39 PM
I think the more you use any mechanical device the faster it will break down. I think this would be common sense and not require links. That being said, I use the PS3 as my main BD player and for gaming, but if I was not interested in gaming I would now buy a Panny BD player instead. As we know the PS3 is a very good BD player with some things missing like IR receiver to use a universal remote without buying an add-on to do this. The newer SAL BD players are also now as fast and cheaper than the PS3.

The PS3 has limits for what it can do as we have found out with this new 3D BD movie playback added last week. You cannot play a 3D BD disc and keep lossless HD audio and are limited to standard DD/DTS sound with 3D BD titles. If someone is interested in streaming Netflix as well then the PS3 requires a special Netflix disc to use that function, whereas the Stand Alone BD players with that feature do not need a disc in it to stream them.

If the OP wants to game also the PS3 is a great choice, but if no interest in gaming I would save the money and get the BD85 instead.

I don't by that at all. These devices are made to be used day in and day out, and shouldn't be prone to break after so many uses. That's like saying one is ok with a an engine failing after say 100,000 miles, or their TV breaking after two years.

I understand the wear and tear on items, but to say it's going to break or fail because one uses it more often, is insane.. A PS3 isn't a bar a soap, the more you use it, the more it diminishes..

What is the magic number of times one can use a PS3 before the drive breaks then???

I mean if that was an issue(Drive failing because of use), there would be more compliants about this from Hardcore gamers, movie watchers, or both..


To OP,

IF you are going to game at all, get the PS3, if not, like others said save a few bucks, and get a standalone player..
I

krooked22
09-26-2010, 10:15 PM
Ok well even though I repair xbox 360's and PS3's , I guess your right, the amount of times you use it does not play a factor in its lifespan:spam:

What I meant by 2 years is that if your laser does eventually break it will break at around that time period in most cases

PFC5
09-27-2010, 04:28 AM
I don't by that at all. These devices are made to be used day in and day out, and shouldn't be prone to break after so many uses. That's like saying one is ok with a an engine failing after say 100,000 miles, or their TV breaking after two years.

I understand the wear and tear on items, but to say it's going to break or fail because one uses it more often, is insane.. A PS3 isn't a bar a soap, the more you use it, the more it diminishes..

What is the magic number of times one can use a PS3 before the drive breaks then???

I mean if that was an issue(Drive failing because of use), there would be more compliants about this from Hardcore gamers, movie watchers, or both..


To OP,

IF you are going to game at all, get the PS3, if not, like others said save a few bucks, and get a standalone player..
I

Go on the PSN Forum and you will read about a lot of drive failures that do occur. That happens with ANY mechanical drive though so I am not saying the PS3 drive is unreliable, but it will go sooner the more you use it. If I buy a PS3 and do not use the drive at all compared to you using the drive all the time every day which one do you think is much more likely to break first? ;)

jmwatkins
09-27-2010, 07:51 AM
Say it like this. This is pretty much true with anything that has moving parts.

The more you use something, the more likely something will go wrong. However, that doesn't guarantee that something will go wrong with lots of use and doesn't guarantee something won't go wrong with little use.

awol
09-27-2010, 12:33 PM
Say it like this. This is pretty much true with anything that has moving parts.

The more you use something, the more likely something will go wrong. However, that doesn't guarantee that something will go wrong with lots of use and doesn't guarantee something won't go wrong with little use.

So in other words, things may or may not always work as they did when you first got them?

:lol:

jmwatkins
09-27-2010, 01:35 PM
So in other words, things may or may not always work as they did when you first got them?

:lol:
Yes. Or you could say, everything may or may not be a piece of shit.:lol:

awol
09-27-2010, 02:13 PM
Yes. Or you could say, everything may or may not be a piece of shit.:lol:

That's solid logic right there.

You should work for Microsoft. :roflmao:

Arcticbear
12-01-2011, 10:06 AM
I have couple DVD players. Panasonic is definitely my favorite.

susancts
12-02-2011, 12:57 AM
PS3 is fine but it is always better to have a stand alone system if you tend to use it for some specific tasks frequently for which PS3 might not be a requirement. Panasonic DMP-BD85 is a fantastic blu-ray player and one should not hesitate to go for it.