If I get a 40GB PS3 for $139, I will use it as another Blu-ray player upstairs.
If I get the LeapFrog ClickStart My First Computer, my nephew is getting it.
If I get the laptop, I'll keep that, too.
If I get the KitchenAid stand mixer, my wife will kick MY ass than kick YOUR ass if I sell that to you, so...
But if I get a chance to buy the camera, I'll let you have it for my cost. ;)
I got a Toshiba A-3 last month and splurged for the 40 GB PS3 last week.....
I've only had time to watch a couple movies on HD-DVD. Thought they were improved but I guess I didn't have a reference movie to contrast against.
Popped in Spiderman 3 (included with the PS3) and was genuinely disappointed in comparison to how it looked on display in store. In store, it was eerily real whereas at home it was merely okay.
Only things I could possibly think of:
(a) My TV is already old and busted. I have a Sony v2500 1080p from last year.
(b) The HDMI cable I'm using was given to me for free from my buddy in January. So I don't know if it's an HDMI 1.2 or 1.3 cable. Couldn't find a definitive answer online whether the difference between 1.2 and 1.3 was that dramatic. HDMI 1.3 provides the specs for better color depth but it was unclear which players/TVs could properly utilize it.
Anyways, if anybody has some insight it'd be greatly appreciated. I'm probably buying a few HDMI 1.3 cables from Monoprice soon, but I'm not sure if it'll make any difference.
I didn't get offered **** from the Amazon voting.
I may hold off the the BD30K until the Samsung UP5000 hits the streets.
I am also looking at receivers. If I go UP5000, then the Denon 2808CI is back in. I kicked it out initially, since it only had 2 HDMI. It may still be out due to the 2 HDMI. The others were the Onkyo 805, Yamaha 1800, and Pio Elite 92tHX.
Hmmm, choices choices.
oh yeah, my A2 just arrived from the service center. Time to check it out. :)
As far as the cables you're using, and their 1.3 compliance. If your TV is a year old, there is a really good chance it's not even 1.3 compliant. The PS3? Yes. A3? Yup. But if your display is NOT, the signal will be "degraded" down to the abilities of 1.2.
I went purple today.
With the WAF, and her telling me that she wants one player, I am the owner of the new Samsung BD-UP5000. I know of the audio deficiencies, but the PQ on my measly 720p DILA is amazing. Watched Transformers (HDDVD) and POTC3 (BD) with no issues. Especially when switching from HDDVD to BD. No power cycle was needed.
The audio may be an issue when I decide on a new receiver.
With the new receiver (probably a Yammy 1800), the issue will be the 5000's current inability to bitstream DTS-MA and TrueHD (5.1). I hope the firmware comes out soon.