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PS3 Question

Discussion in 'Gaming Forum' started by Ray Finkle, Oct 16, 2009.

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  1. Ray Finkle

    Ray Finkle Member

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    Hopefully someone can help me out as I'm pretty dumb when it comes to video game systems. Anyway my girlfriend told me she's going to get me a PS3 for my birthday so she went to Best Buy and the salesman there was telling her that I needed a Blue Ray dvd player in order to use the system. Now I personally think the salesman is BSing her, trying to get her to buy something extra asI heard that a PS3 can play blueray discs by itself. My question is do I need to buy something extra to be able to play Blue Ray DVDs or does the PS3 play them automatically?

    Thanks I appreciate any help I can get as all my friends have either Wii or Xbox and told me they have no clue.
     
  2. ether79

    ether79 ****

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    I would go to another store or talk to that guys manager. He is trying to get over on her big time. The PS3 is a blu-ray player.
     
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  3. Tone_E

    Tone_E Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    No man! Most of PS3's value is it's BluRay player and free online gaming. Not only that, unlike most other BluRay players, the PS3 can regularly update the firmware, fully taking advantage of the latest BluRay codecs - meaning updated software to take advantage of better programing resulting in better picture and sound. The cheaper BluRay players do not have this ability. Of course, you need the internet hooked up to the PS3 to do this.

    All you need to buy separate is an HDMI cable. I do not recommend using the component cables provided. You may as well take full advantage of the wicked picture and sound that HDMI cables provide.
     
  4. DrAstroZoom

    DrAstroZoom Canary in a Coal Mine Luxury Box

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    Everything Tone E said. The Ps3 isn't just a Blu Ray player -- it's one of the best in the industry.
     
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  5. Brown42000

    Brown42000 Chillin

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    Yeah he is trying to get over on her.

    The PS3 is a Blu-Ray player and one of the best out there.
     
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  6. Ray Finkle

    Ray Finkle Member

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    Thanks a lot guys I really appreciate it. I figured it was BS it just didn't sound right to me. Thanks again.
     
  7. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    There is no such thing as a "blue ray dvd." :(
     
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  8. Ray Finkle

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    Haha I know. I realized I messed up typing Blu Ray, like I always do, but I was too lazy to edit it all.
     
  9. unifiedtheory

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    I'd go back and have your girl point him out just so I could tap him on the shoulder and punch him in the face for trying to rip her off.
     
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  10. eric

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    you sure the girlfriend didnt just misunderstand him mentioning that it is a blu ray player and therefore you WONT need to buy one?
     
  11. CitizenSnips

    CitizenSnips hmm.

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    yeah man people are ***** but i cant imagine trying to make additional $200 sale on someone whose already willing to spend $300.

    Wouldn't surprise me of course, does Best Buy work of commission? If thats true then hes totaly BSing.
     
  12. Ray Finkle

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    I guess anything is possible but she knew that PS3s also work as Blu-Ray players already that's why she was originially confused.
     

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