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03-09-2010, 11:16 AM #1Had an AppleTV, Xbox360 and replaced them with a PS3
About a week ago I wanted to watch a movie I had converted, but my AppleTV wouldn't show any content on my HD TV. So, I thought of watching a DVD using my Xbox 360, but to my surprise I got the 3 rings of death! That was my lucky night, really.
Next day I brought my AppleTV to the local AppleStore. A couple of days later they told me it was unfixable. Great, only lasted 3 years. It was always running really hot, I guess it had a nervous meltdown.
So, since I lost my AppleTV and my Xbox360, which played games and DVDs, I did some research. I went and bought myself a PS3 slim from Sony, since it can play Blue Ray DVDs and regular DVDs, and online gaming is free of charge, unlike the Xbox 360 from Microsoft! After a couple of days playing around with it and getting to know the PS3 and finding a software called MediaLink to stream photos, TV shows, movies and podcast from my MacPro and iMac, I realized I've become a PS3 fanatic. This little console is the bomb! It's quiet, it uses less electricity than the Xbox 360, you don't have to use rechargeable batteries for the remote, since you can recharge via USB cable to a built in battery in no time, online gaming is free, fully capable web browser on my 47" HD TV, Blue Ray DVD playback, and numerous configuration tools for video and sound to fine tune for the best possible picture, oh and you're not confined to 720P (1280x 720) like on the AppleTV! I can convert and watch movies in Full HD, 1080p!
Need I say more?
AppleTV and Xbox 360 were cool for the time being, but in my eyes the PS3 rules them all.
03-09-2010, 02:51 PM #2
If you had bought the regular PS3 you could have installed Linux as the alternate OS and had a full blown computer I run Ubuntu. I gave up on the Xbox as well a while back. Their consoles are junk.
03-09-2010, 02:53 PM #3
03-09-2010, 02:55 PM #4
i have them all ftw!
03-09-2010, 03:02 PM #5
Did you root your game gear?
03-09-2010, 03:07 PM #6
Hopefully Geo is making some good progress on the PS3.
03-09-2010, 03:09 PM #7
I don't think he is working on it any further. I think he is leaving the rest up to the community
03-09-2010, 03:10 PM #8
ya i cant wait to hack itt
03-09-2010, 03:12 PM #9
root my gamegear?
03-09-2010, 03:15 PM #10
So you can run linux on it
03-09-2010, 04:34 PM #11
Actually I like my PS3 as it is, and having 2 Macs at home and 1 MB Pro for the road which I can work on and run linux or unix commands on is all I need.
The reason why the Xbox doesn't stand up to the PS3 is simple, Microsoft is a software company that never really had a good hardware product that I can remember. In fact, they used MacPros back when the Macs were still using IBM processors to develop the Xbox360, lol. Sony on the other hand has a lifetime of hardware experience, and being Sony, it isn't too hard finding decent software developers for their products.
03-09-2010, 04:41 PM #12
I've had my PS3 since launch day with zero issues. It is flawless.
03-09-2010, 06:01 PM #13
Ps3 = best home media center you can buy for under a 1000$ if not more.
04-13-2010, 11:39 AM #14
PS3 is a good media center but xbox 360 definitely wins in the online gaming... also xbox 360 plays avi and wmv
im not sure if the ps3 plays it though
04-13-2010, 11:47 AM #15
Xbox 360 is better at online gaming? How does that work. you can play games online on both, so how can one be better than the other?
04-13-2010, 01:55 PM #16