Apple TV vs Playstation 3

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Digitalflick, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Built in Blu-ray player on the PS3 I think does it for me. What would be the advantage of an :apple:TV over a PS3?


    This is to determine an option for my Bedroom, I have a PS3 but am wondering if I should just get a second one versus an ATV
     
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    Much Ado

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    Wait 24 hours and you might get some new reasons ;)
     
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    I would wait until tomorrow (MacWorld with possible updates) to judge the AppleTV :)
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    At this point it would appear you are attempting to compare apples to oranges.
     
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    gkarris

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    :apple:TV: Costs less, media extender that plays iTunes library on any TV with HDMI or component, YouTube, iTunes store (tomorrow?)

    PS3: Plays games, DVD's, and Blu-ray

    Two totally different audiences...
     
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    kkat69

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    I agree. AppleTV vs a Gaming Console? Come on, yah that's an accurate comparison for me to base a purchase.

    If I want to play video games I'll buy a console. If not, I'll look elsewhere. I'm not spending the outragous dollar amount on a PS3 just to watch movies through my TV.
     
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    DizzyRose

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    Remember, the PS3 can also surf the internet and play DivX, however, this may be introduced in the Apple TV tomorrow.

    I personally recommend the PS3, it seems to offer so much more for not that much more in price :]]
     
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    Topic change: iPod vs. Sweet 'n' Sour Shrimp.

    Discuss.
     
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    I think it really depends on whether you want a gaming console or not.

    I don't game and don't. I do want to skip the format war and get content from the internet. I rolled the dice with my :apple:TV and keep hoping it was the right decision.
     
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    Shoesy

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    My appletv has youtube! Can you do that on a heron? I think not. :eek:
     
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    CWallace

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    I find the iPod to be not as flavorful, but I don't find the need to listen to music again an hour later... :D
     
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    Sweet 'n' Sour Shrimp usually only comes in one colour and lasts once, an iPod comes in many different shapes and colours and it also has an Apple logo on it. I say iPod.
     
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    Not if you mod it.
     
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    PS3 does play itunes library, no Youtube though.


    Its 399$ for the 40GB, the :apple:TV is $399 for the 160GB

    I thought they really achieved the same thing, get content from your computer to display on your TV. Added bonus is games.
     
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    Sounds like your mind is made up. Enjoy!
     
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    I have no interest in gaming on a console anymore so a PS3 is absolutely worthless to me as a gaming system with sub par media capabilities. aTV wins every time for me.
     
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    But it's so damn sexy. Best to wait until tomorrow.
     
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    GeekLawyer

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    I agree with you completely about that! There could be some news on that front. :)
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    I love when people agree with me!
    The PS3 surfing the internet is like putting hot pokers in my eyes. I've done it and it was brutal.

    LMFAO I'm eating mandrin shrimp right now, though not sweet 'n' sour I would have to say the shrimp is missing the click wheel functionality and seriously lacking in volume. But it does seem to taste a bit better than the iPod but I've been sick lately so my taste buds may be off.
     
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    cmcbridejr

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    Dude, do you know anything about these products?

    They are not the same thing and don't try to be either.

    They are not competing products.

    One is geared for graphic intensive video games and high quality movies.

    The other is for watching low quality videos from itunes.
    Apple tv is basically an ipod that connects to your tv.

    I don't understand how you can compare the two.
     
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    dmr727

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    LOL! For some reason this was hilarious to me.
     
  22. thread starter macrumors regular

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    The two are capable of streaming content from a MAC, so I am comparing.
     
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    eeboarder

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    I was considering the PS3 as a media center, too. The one thing that turned me off was the fact that the PS3 has NO IR port. That means you can't use a universal remote. There is no remote on the market today that does both bluetooth and IR!!! You would have to buy Sony's remote to control the damn thing.

    What was Sony thinking???
     
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    A Ferrari and a generator both take gas but that doesn't mean they are comparable.
     
  25. thread starter macrumors regular

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    To you I guess, but somewhere in the interwebz someone might be comparing them.
     

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