Come to mama, PS3

We went over to Brian’s last night (Drist‘s guitarist) to drop off the (bug fixed) final cut of the video interview I shot for the band the other day. I burned a CD with the 1080p h.264 version of the 10-min video (10mbps, 640 MBs), as the idea was to play it back on his 1080p TV via his PS3.

JBQ and I liked the result so much that on the way back we discussed getting a PS3 — failing a better AppleTV. I mean, come on. Here I got an expensive HD camera and no way to play back my videos on our big TV other than through the error prone, arcane & archaic DV tapes.

In our good (?) fortune, Amazon was running a deal today: a PS3, plus 8 Blu-Ray movies. So we went for it, JBQ just ordered it. We went for the 60GB version of the PS3 instead of the 80GB one because the 60GB version does PS2 simulation in hardware instead of software emulation (which translates to better compatibility for our 100+ PS2 games in our collection).

I am personally interested only in the Blu-Ray drive and the H.264 capabilities of the PS3 of course, but JBQ will love playing the new Grand Turismo in there, that’s for sure. I already changed our Netflix profile too and it now includes both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD titles in our queue.


papo wrote on August 29th, 2007 at 2:52 AM PST:

You should try Resistance the Fall of Man..Eugenia!
Welcome to the PS3 club…yeyyyyyyyyy!

michael reed wrote on August 29th, 2007 at 12:45 PM PST:

I give it less than a week before you’ve got that baby Linuxed!

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Eugenia wrote on August 29th, 2007 at 12:49 PM PST:

Nope, no Linux. JBQ won’t allow me to hack the thing. JBQ is of the philosophy of it ain’t broken, don’t fix it (and I agree with that philosophy too). I will only use it for Blu-Ray movies and copy my h.264 HD videos on the hard drive.

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