Filed under Gadgets, HDTV, Movies, Video Games, Xbox 360
There are some things I really about the PS3 when compared to an Xbox 360:
- Quiet operation! I don't notice the PS3 at all...and that is my #1 issue with the 360.
- Web browser...I can watch glorious 320x240 youtube videos stretched out on my HDTV
- Slot loading drive...no tray
- Solid unit...360 feels cheap in comparison
- No power brick like the 360 has...just a cable to the wall outlet
I picked up the remote for the PS3 and figured I would use it to program my universal remote.
But you can't do that.
The PS3 does not have an IR port...it does its communications via bluetooth!
The cool thing about bluetooth is you don't have to do line-of-sight like you do with IR...which is nice.
The *bad* thing about bluetooth is...no other universal remote can send out those signals! So now I'm stuck with two remotes....grrrrr!
Help is on the way, though. There is a product called IR2BT that will take IR codes from your universal remote and convert them into bluetooth signals that the PS3 can understand! The product is out of stock, but I'm getting one as soon as they are available.
Now that the format war is over, I am switching to Blu-ray as my primary format. I picked up several discs this weekend including:
- Digital Video Essentials
- The Shining
- Terminator 2
- Blade Runner
- Reservoir Dogs
- Close Encounters
- Full Metal Jacket
I am going to continue to use my 360 for gaming. The PS3 doesn't have anything that I'm really interested in with their current line-up.
In October, Little Big Planet comes out for the PS3 exclusively...and I *will* get that. It looks amazing...