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If I have a PS3, is there a point of buying WD TV Live???

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If I have a PS3, is there a point of buying WD TV Live???

A bit confused here. PS3 does not support many file types by default, but when I use PS3 media server and click "copy" to transfer it from my PC, the PS3 plays everything perfectly. I'm pretty sure there was a conversion process as my PC CPU was running at 95%.

That said, is there a point of me buying a WD TV Live? I haven't hooked up my PS3 to the 5.1 system yet, so I don't know if the PS3 media server handled the AC3 properly. I had a order at dell for a $70 WD TV Live+ that I will cancel if it is redundant. :facepalm:
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First I don't own a PS3 .. I don't think PS3 is suitable for media file support. Why don't you bought the WD TV Live first?? :|
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chinaboy1021 wrote:
Sep 26th, 2011 5:42 am
A bit confused here. PS3 does not support many file types by default, but when I use PS3 media server and click "copy" to transfer it from my PC, the PS3 plays everything perfectly. I'm pretty sure there was a conversion process as my PC CPU was running at 95%.

That said, is there a point of me buying a WD TV Live? I haven't hooked up my PS3 to the 5.1 system yet, so I don't know if the PS3 media server handled the AC3 properly. I had a order at dell for a $70 WD TV Live+ that I will cancel if it is redundant. :facepalm:

From experience, I would say it's worth buying a third-party media box. PS3 Media Server sometimes for no reason just cannot play certain files. Also, if you're running wirelessly, there's going to be stuttering and lag with video streaming. If $70 is too much, I'd go with the Patriot Box Office as it usually costs ($67 - $25 MIR) = $42. Plus, there's an option to hold a 2.5" hard drive inside as well. Just got my PBO recently, love it.
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You don't need WDTV Live because your PS3 is acting as a media player. I really like PS3 Media Server. I've rarely had any issues and I don't see a major performance hit on my computer either. I've been able to play most audio and video files with no issue. Could be a codec you might need.
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Use PS3 media server for your PS3 and you can play almost anything. That being said, cinavia is brutal. I plan on getting a WD Live myself soon and I have 2 PS3s.
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Super strokey wrote:
Sep 26th, 2011 2:25 pm
Use PS3 media server for your PS3 and you can play almost anything. That being said, cinavia is brutal. I plan on getting a WD Live myself soon and I have 2 PS3s.

+1. That Cinavia crap is getting on my nerves, so I just bought a PBO. It's faster, plays even more formats, don't have to use a PC to stream, can also use the Harmony remote, and it's only $54 after MIR. With the power savings of the PC and PS3 combined, I'll have this PBO payed off in no time :D
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I have a ps3 and I still prefer to use my WDTV for watching movies.

I don't like using PS3 media player. The PS3 should be powerful enough to playback videos on its own. Why should I have to turn on two beefy machines at once to watch a movie? It's ridiculous that the PS3 is so lacking in native playback support.

WDTV uses something like 10 watts during playback and it doesn't take long to copy a 700mb movie file to a usb stick.

I also like srt subtitles, which the WDTV supports and the PS3 blissfully ignores.
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Sep 26th, 2011 4:22 pm
I have a ps3 and I still prefer to use my WDTV for watching movies.

I don't like using PS3 media player. The PS3 should be powerful enough to playback videos on its own. Why should I have to turn on two beefy machines at once to watch a movie? It's ridiculous that the PS3 is so lacking in native playback support.

WDTV uses something like 10 watts during playback and it doesn't take long to copy a 700mb movie file to a usb stick.

I also like srt subtitles, which the WDTV supports and the PS3 blissfully ignores.

I wouldnt say its rediculous at all really, they want you to buy the blurays, not play their rips lol.
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How about an original xbox with XBMC?
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I have both and use the WDTV Live exclusively for media playback. PS3 media server is good but nothing compares to a standalone dedicated media player
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