I don't know about your prices, but I can get a decent 32" SDTV locally for about $250.... If I recall the cheapest HDTV I saw was a 20-21" or a bit more than that (269 methinks). Lemme know when you consider HDTV "cheap enough".
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I bought a 720p magnavox last year. Just the overall image picture of my old TV even on SD stuff amazed me. My PS2, and GC were beautiful. No Jaggies or any of those nasty effects I hate. Then I got my Wii... And was sad. Then I found a PS3... And was sad. My 26inch HDTV didnt do it justice. So I bought a 40inch 1080p Screen... And then I was happy... And then I put my Wii on it... and then I was sad. Holy crap. I'm sorry. But GC games as a whole look better than Wii games. (to me at least) PS2 games look fine on my Screen. GC games dont look that bad. And Wii games just are horrid. I blame the games... not the console, as GC games look beautiful with it. I know of at least 4 people that will buy HDTV this year. In all honesty... I only really keep track of about 5 or 6... so... That makes my parrents 2nd HDTV. My brothers First HDTV. My Grandpa's First HDTV... (they all have PS3s for assorted/diffrent reasons) And then I have a friend who plays his 360 on his computer monitor. But when he gets his PS3 in a few months. He plans on buying a decent sized HDTV as well. My father-in-law is also looking at them, but I cant guarantee that. 2007 is the year of HD. I was hopeing for some fun stuff from the Wii. But Nintendo sales are dying down. Sonys sales are still trucking along. And the 360 is just... there... putting along all smug-like. However if you saw a 20-21" for 269... are you sure it wasnt EDTV? http://hhgregg.com/ProductDetail.asp?SID=230BC2E829AE434C917EBA1FD52B7865&ProductID=17293 Cheapest HDTV at HHGregg. Also. ranzchic - you wouldnt mind paying 250-300$ in 3 years to buy a WiiHD? Serious question? If Nintendo pulls a microsoft like that. I will NOT buy another nintendo product. (the main reason I dont have a 360 yet. I'm gonna find me a nice cheap used one once they drop in price this summer) Where does Blu-Ray Stand vs DVD? Well there's 23DVD discs... ahead of the hottest BluRay disc. That dosent say a whole lot. But BluRay market saturation is at under 3million worldwide. HD-DVD is at around 400,000. Yet BluRay manages to make #24 on top 100DVDs @ amazon.com Who the hell knows how many DVD players exist. If I count my PS2, and X-Box, and PS3... And computers DVD drives... 9 or 10 myself. HDTV is almost there. I expecet it to become the 'norm' sometime in 2008. I've been HD for a year. I cringe everytime I play a PS2 game after playing some PS3 game. Flat... Blah... Colors... Meh... Detail? Where? I play mostly PS2 games... infact. I've bought more PS2 games than Wii games since Wii/PS3 launch. (more PS2 games than PS3 as well) I dont play games because they look great. I play games because they play great. (looking great is just a nice bonus) Games like Zelda the lack of HD didnt bother me. Games like Red Steel... made me sick. Games like Marvel Ultimate Alliance.... made me sick... the characters are so small... you cant tell who's who. (ok you can, but it's 4x easier on the PS3 version even though it dont really look better) I want to rent FarCry... I'm a sick puppy... I just wanna see how BAD games get. As I dont think I've seen many games rated lower than FarCry. That and I want to honestly compare it to Sonic PS3... (rent that as well) And see if FarCry deserves it's much higher score... or not. Now that Wiis are starting to sit on shelves. (PS3's have been 'starting' to sit on shelves now for over a month... and their not 'always' in stock) Let's see how the Wii does in Febuary. If by some grace of god... the PS3 comes closer to the Wii in febuary than in January (month sales). I dub this war as over. As the 360 Will be a decent contender. But I dont expect much. As the new rebuild for the 360... That would hurt my feelings if I bought one last year... infact I would be mader than crap. Since Sony decided to launch a killer console... microsoft decides to 'upgrade' their new units... so if you have a old unit... HAHAHA... YOUR SCRWED... COME BUY A NEW ONE! Wich I expect will probibally inflate their sales quite a bit... however it's just selling anothe 360 to a 360 owner. Total consoles sold... makes it look better... But I would feel SOOOO ripped if I bought a 360 last year. "Sorry. Your console we sold you last year sucked... so... Go buy a new 400$ console. Thanks!" Microsoft will upgrade it yearly with new features. Makeing you want to buy a new one each year... for 400$. I'll stick with sony thank you. The Difference between a PS2 and a PS2slim... is well...
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Leo-j said: If a dvd for a pc game holds what? Crysis at 3000p or something, why in the world cant a blu-ray disc do the same?
ssj12 said: Player specific decoders are nothing more than specialized GPUs. Gran Turismo is the trust driving simulator of them all.
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Ok. Lets look at a picture of sony vs nintendo. PS1 launched. Similar to the x-box360. It was the underdog. It was the first next gen console out. The N64 came out 1 year later. The first 3 months of N64 ammounted to over 1million (US alone) the first 3 months of PS1... was about 300,000. Launches aligned. The N64 sold between 2 to 4x what the PS1 did for almost 6 months. Once the PS1 started selling like the N64. The N64 sales dropped. And then vanished. N64 WAS the one with all the rabid fans. Sonys consoles arent based on their launches like Nintendo. Sonys consoles are based on their 2nd x-mas. If sony starts outselling the Wii before summer... I dub this war closed. Sony is shipping ~1million worldwide/month. Nintendo is shipping ~700,000. Sony isnt in Europe yet. (for sales) Moral of the story Once sony hits Europe... I can see sony's to user sales hitting 1million/month... in April. (I expect worldwide PS3 sales close to 2million in march) If you think I'm crazy. Look at how many PS3s are going to europe. and the fact 1million PS3s on that boat... is counted for on a PreOrder. Add the 2million they will have at the end of febuary. Your looking at 5 million PS3's before June. Nintendo needs to do... 2 things. 1. Up production. They dont match sony's production. 2. Make sure they sell out. (the PS3 is selling out. People just arent foaming at the mouth and harassing stores for it anymore) 3. In Knoxville 1/8 stores have PS3. 4. In Knoxville 0/8 stores have Wii. I dont see how you can say the Wii is a monster success over the PS3... when Sony has bigger production numbers. If this launch is sonys worst nightmare... I'll quote you on that in the future... when Sonys Nightmare launch dwarfs Nintendos Perfect launch... Probibally in 2007. Actually... looking at Nintendos production. I see ~10million Wii's worldwide. Not 12. I see the 360 reaching for 13million. and the PS3 aiming at 12million. Also... I will fall over laughing my ASS OFF. if Sony outsells Wii in January. That would be funnier than crap. sieanr - get a life. I have never seen a intelligent post from you. Not a one. If anyone can link me to one Please do so. I'd like to see how intelligent he can post. Everyone else. You bash me on my opinion. And what Is most likely going to happen. Yes I'm stepping on your console. I bought a Wii. I enjoy it. I just want to see 'better' games for it. I dont like playing things that A. make me sick b. worst controls ever. (not all games but at least 10 games fall in that category) Look in the mirror. sieanr trolls. No reason. No concept. Just bashes me because I think the wii will fail. At least I post huge F*king posts and explain my opinion. You think I'm crazy? I havent read a bad thing about the PS3 in the news over the last 2 weeks. I *have* read bad things about the Wii. The Sony train has finally started rolling. Also. The PS3 launch is looking to be Sony's best launch yet. If it outsells the PS2 sales in it's first january... I'm just gonna laugh. Speaking of the PS2. Let's sing together. OOOOOHHHHHHH YEEEAAAHHHHHHHH~~~ 'Comeon ride the train. Comeon ride the train~~" Woo woo Yeah Yeah Woo woo It's about that time Woo woo You better pack your bags cause this cd about to ride out now Come on ride the train Woo woo And ride it Woo woo Yeah baby Come on ride the train Woo woo And ride it Woo woo Come on now Come on ride the train Woo woo And ride it Woo woo Come on ride the train Woo woo And ride it Woo woo One time Come on ride the train, Woo-woo, And ride it, Woo-woo Come on ride the train, Woo-woo, And ride it, Woo-woo, Come on now Come on ride the train, Woo-woo, And ride it, Woo-woo Come on ride the train, Woo-woo, And ride it, Woo-woo, Here we go now!
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