I think it boiled down to having a cooler name for the technology.
February 20, 2008 9:58 AM Subscribe
Now that the HD format war is apparently over
, should I renew my search for a 60GB PS3, get a standalone player or wait a while longer?
posted by geckoinpdx to Technology (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I knew the minute I handed over my card at the video store a while ago that I was backing the wrong horse. I went with HD-DVD anyway because at the time the number of releases were about equal and I figured, well, every HD-DVD I get is another couple of bucks Sony doesn't get from me.
I really have a problem with Sony.
But. My other half is all about the shiny new toys (and I admit that the few HD DVDs we have look pretty damned cool). I had expected that I would eventually be getting both anyway.
I was holding out for a 60GB PS3 as I need full backwards compatibility...I have too many devices as it is and want to combine where possible. There are rumours that a 120GB model is in the works which fixed what they broke with the compatibility, but I haven't seen anything really solid supporting this.
Should I resume my eBay search for the existing 60GB model (that way Sony doesn't get more money from me; childish, I know but still important in a way), get a standalone player (which one?!) or hold out for a while more?
I'd be in the market in a few weeks time, it's not like I'm rushing down to the video store after work today or anything.