Can you play Blu Rays on the ps3 through a normal tv set??

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Found 1st Jan 2008
As per title - is it possible or do you have to have an hd set

Daniel

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You can yeah, but it wont be in Hi-Def as the normal TV cannot out put the higher quality video

Its possible, but they wont be HD. So its a bit pointless.

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deathtrap3000;1401813

Its possible, but they wont be HD. So its a bit pointless.



The reason is ask is im possibly going to be getting a ps3 if i can get a good bundle and if i do im going to start buying blu rays instead of dvds - but just as long as they work on my normal set as when i get an hdtv i will have a decent selection of high def dvds

Just figure im not going to get a hd-tv for a bit but be nice to have a few incase i do ---- still not sure who will win the format war but i think they will coincide

Still unsure though as matrix trilogy isnt on blu ray and lotr trilogy possibly is hd-dvd exclusive so dont want to buy into it yet

Plus with blu ray region locked that puts my importing ideas out the window

I could just get the blu ray exclusives and the rest on hd-dvd

Many blu-ray titles are not region locked, check here for a list:

movietyme.com/cat…355

Personally I think it's daft starting to invest in a high definition format if you don't have a high definition TV to watch them on, the prices are still high and as the formats get more popular the prices are going to come down. If you wait until you have an HDTV it's likely you will be able to buy the titles you want for cheaper and at the very least they will be no more expensive.

John

You definitely can play Blurays on regular TVs, they will not play in HD but they will still play.

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Johnmcl7;1403558

Many blu-ray titles are not region locked, check here for a … Many blu-ray titles are not region locked, check here for a list:http://www.movietyme.com/catalog/default.php?osCsid=aebbc939347249ed2af2b7648d5f5648&cPath=355Personally I think it's daft starting to invest in a high definition format if you don't have a high definition TV to watch them on, the prices are still high and as the formats get more popular the prices are going to come down. If you wait until you have an HDTV it's likely you will be able to buy the titles you want for cheaper and at the very least they will be no more expensive.John





No say like i want a newly released dvd thats £12.99 and i can get the blu ray version for £2 extra its worth it really

Arsenal Fan;1403667

You definitely can play Blurays on regular TVs, they will not play in HD … You definitely can play Blurays on regular TVs, they will not play in HD but they will still play.



Wont it be a much better picture though

It will be a better picture, but obviously when you watch it in HD it will be even better :thumbsup:

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Arsenal Fan;1403722

It will be a better picture, but obviously when you watch it in HD it … It will be a better picture, but obviously when you watch it in HD it will be even better :thumbsup:



Yep - im getting an hd-tv but the one i wants expensive so will have to save first but want a ps3 and the blu ray player is a bonus but hd-dvd all the way when i get the hd tv :-D

Anyone noticed blue-ray prices falling through the floor compared to when they came out? maybe it's the format war,and Sony are pannicking as HDDVD is and always has been cheaper.

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Superhands;1403915

Anyone noticed blue-ray prices falling through the floor compared to when … Anyone noticed blue-ray prices falling through the floor compared to when they came out? maybe it's the format war,and Sony are pannicking as HDDVD is and always has been cheaper.



Yer ive been finding that too blu ray seem to start at about £12.99-£15 (if you shop around) when they are released now
The thing is hd-dvd is outselling blu ray in europe and other places like oz but in usa blu ray is selling best - so they are trying to lower the price asap to attract ppl to buy into it - but the fact remains unless you have a ps3 you wont have blu ray unless your rich - whereas you can get a hd-dvd xbox 360 box for £100 with 5 free hd-dvds and hook it up to ur pc then into your tv if you have the right connection

But hd-dvd is looking the same price atm with most titles at around £13 but besides the new bourne film and transformers there havent been any major releases whereas sony have had all the pirates films re-released- simpsons and they seem to be advertising A LOT

Blue-ray keep turning up on my RSS ticker for less than a £10 er.

dandoc2;1403936

Yer ive been finding that too blu ray seem to start at about £12.99-£15 ( … Yer ive been finding that too blu ray seem to start at about £12.99-£15 (if you shop around) when they are released now The thing is hd-dvd is outselling blu ray in europe and other places like oz but in usa blu ray is selling best - so they are trying to lower the price asap to attract ppl to buy into it - but the fact remains unless you have a ps3 you wont have blu ray unless your rich - whereas you can get a hd-dvd xbox 360 box for £100 with 5 free hd-dvds and hook it up to ur pc then into your tv if you have the right connectionBut hd-dvd is looking the same price atm with most titles at around £13 but besides the new bourne film and transformers there havent been any major releases whereas sony have had all the pirates films re-released- simpsons and they seem to be advertising A LOT



Heroes and many of the other major TV series are HD DVD only.

John

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Johnmcl7;1404005

Heroes and many of the other major TV series are HD DVD only.John



I own heroes on normal dvd and its a good series but in hd wouldnt make a diff to me

Only a few films and series id like to own in hd

Lord of the rings 1 +2 +3
Matrix 1
Sunshine
Star wars trilogy
2001
mi3
Back to the future trilogy
braveheart
patriot
final fantasy sprits within
Fifth element

Im a big sci fi nut and thats the kind of films id want in hd oh and some animated stuff

Serenity is out on HD DVD (first one I bought) although no sign of Firefly on either format.

John

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Johnmcl7;1404152

Serenity is out on HD DVD (first one I bought) although no sign of … Serenity is out on HD DVD (first one I bought) although no sign of Firefly on either format.John



NO sorry only want decent films on high def

dandoc2;1406916

NO sorry only want decent films on high def



dandoc2; 1406916

braveheart patriot


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Browni;1407552



Braveheart and the patriot are amazing films

Serenity is geeky trash

I don't think HD-DVD is outselling Bluray in Europe or the US. I can't remember where, but I read a report a few weeks ago that Bluray is outselling HD-DVD 3 to 1 in Europe and 2 to 1 in the US. But both formats have good exclusives, I wanted Heroes in HD but I just had to get it in regular DVD because it wasn't out on Bluray :-(
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