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Is it ok to use a PS3 to watch bluray movies?

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    Is it ok to use a PS3 to watch bluray movies?

    A friend of mine refuses to do this and has warned me not to. He bought a separate player for watching movies but what's the harm in using the PS3? It's one of the things it's made for.

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    There's nor harm nor detriment to playing Blu-Ray movies on your PS3, your friend's just bananas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagflar View Post
    There's nor harm nor detriment to playing Blu-Ray movies on your PS3, your friend's just bananas.
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    I second, absolutely no worries watching blurays on PS3.
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    It will play Bluray movies just fine, sure. However, if you're doing a lot of gaming on your console as well as watching lots of movies, it'll wear out the laser more quickly.

    No harm in using a $30 Bluray player and keeping the PS3 solely for games.


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    cant figure out if this is real or april fools but I remember back when the ps2 was out and people were warning to not use the DVD feature as well as the game feature even tho it was built around a DVD disc drive so im gonna say that your friend is bananas and since its a blu ray drive as long as your not jumping back and forth from game to movie like 20 or 30 times a day then your fine, personally use both my blu ray player and the ps3 for movies

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    my friends said the same thing about my ps2.... it was my only dvd player and used it for 11 years.... still works.... ps3 since 2010.... still works.

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    I worked at Best Buy and we'd have people come in and buy a PS3 simply FOR the bluray player; it was one of the higher rated bluray players on the market for it's cost and other features (alas, gaming*). Sony basically designed and intended it to be a disc player, to laugh in Microshafts face that they still use plain ol' outdated AF dvd's lol. Meanwhile Sony are hard at work on optimizing Bluray 2.0 hardware, and MS are stuck figuring out how to shove more crap onto HD DVDs.

    In short, use that bastard for blurays, the upconversion is stellar - depending on your tv.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SoS-kryyptyyk View Post
    I worked at Best Buy and we'd have people come in and buy a PS3 simply FOR the bluray player; it was one of the higher rated bluray players on the market for it's cost and other features (alas, gaming*). Sony basically designed and intended it to be a disc player, to laugh in Microshafts face that they still use plain ol' outdated AF dvd's lol. Meanwhile Sony are hard at work on optimizing Bluray 2.0 hardware, and MS are stuck figuring out how to shove more crap onto HD DVDs.

    In short, use that bastard for blurays, the upconversion is stellar - depending on your tv.
    Thats exactly how I got back into gaming lol. I wanted a Blu Ray player and it was pretty much the same price at the time...

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    I've used mine for playing Blu-rays several times. Works great for me. Play DVDs on it regularly too. The only reason I can think of not to do it would be what was said about wearing it out sooner, but honestly, it's like badreligion says - the things are built to last, so it really shouldn't be an issue.

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    cant hurt I mean look at blu ray 3d boxes they still say you need a ps3 or a 3d blu ray player to play the disc, so with that in mind id say its all good for using the blu ray player in the ps3 as a media player lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamar View Post
    It will play Bluray movies just fine, sure. However, if you're doing a lot of gaming on your console as well as watching lots of movies, it'll wear out the laser more quickly.
    The motor would wear out before the laser.

    If you have an older style fat boy then those can heat up quite a bit and due to watching a movie the motor is always spinning and it "can" over heat where as a game will only load once every 5 or so minutes. My slim model I own has probably a good 3+ hours a day of use between both movies and games and I've had only one incident in 5 years of the disc not ejecting so you should be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXTHUNDER View Post
    The motor would wear out before the laser.
    I've got 2 PS3s now that wont play Bluray nor PS3 games, but will play DVDs and CDs just fine. Guess I'm just unlucky.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamar View Post
    I've got 2 PS3s now that wont play Bluray nor PS3 games, but will play DVDs and CDs just fine. Guess I'm just unlucky.
    That's really shitty luck I think. I've had mine since 2010 I believe and I haven't had any issues other than the occasional freezing. *Knocks on wood*

    Were they all the same model? Mine is a slim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangcrashboom View Post
    That's really shitty luck I think. I've had mine since 2010 I believe and I haven't had any issues other than the occasional freezing. *Knocks on wood*

    Were they all the same model? Mine is a slim
    One was a Fatty 40Gb and the other is a Slim 320Gb.


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