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    Default PS-3 or Samsung BD-C5900 BluRay Players

    Possibly looking into a 3D TV...questions on BluRay players. When I first started looking a while back, everyone said that the PS3 was one of the best around...and it just happened to be a game console as well...is that still true?

    The reason why I'm looking at that particular Samsung model is because it comes as a package deal with the Samsung TV we're looking at.

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    Samsung BR Player:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+...=1218208403796

    I don't have any home stereo equipment yet...that'll be a 2012 project...but I want something that will handle that in the future as well.

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    The free blu ray you get when buying a 3d TV will do just fine. I own a ps3 and IMO it's the best universal player out there for the price, it does alot. I use mine for gaming, watching blu ray movies, and streaming netflix. The ps3 move is also an added plus.
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    Thanks for the response leroy...I'm just trying to get an idea of how this particular one compares to the other alternatives out there. I don't think I'd ever use the PS3 much as a gaming console, but if I had it i might. But I kept hearing how good the load times and everything else is with it...so just wanted to make sure that the samsung one will handle expansion later on.
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    I love my PS3, especially as a media server, but it's hard to beat the "free" Samsung.

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    I am pretty sure the PS3 can not do HD Audio for 3D. So if you want the HD Codecs for Audio for 3d then stick with the samsung.

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    Correct no HD audio via ps3/3d.

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    The ps3 was a blu-ray launch player that had way too much computing power for the standard blu-ray feature set in 2006. As a result, it received regular and successful firmware updates that kept it current with players until this year.

    3D appears to be pushing the console to its limits. So at this point, I'd go with specialized players for 3D since they will have just enough specialized chips, etc. to get the job done for video as well as lossless audio. The downside being they're probably obsolete almost as soon as they hit the shelves. But with the ps3 finally showing its age, there really aren't any other options out there.
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    Also, while annoying, it appears that package deals seem to get you the best bang for the buck with exclusive content, starter kits, etc.

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    All good to know guys.

    So looking at the Samsung, it has all the inputs and outputs that I'd need to do a full HT system later?

    What about the TV?

    Thanks again!
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