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Offline retro junkie

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Did you ever use a game system as a DVD player?
« on: October 12, 2021, 02:00:04 PM »
My blu-ray player is acting up. The thought went through my mind that I could use my PS3, but that thought was quickly thrown out. I have never used any of my game systems to watch movies. Never used one as a DVD or blu-ray player. I have always felt that they were too sacred. They are gaming systems. To me it is an abomination to use them for anything else.

Has anyone ever used their game system to watch movies or as a DVD player, blu-ray player?


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Re: Did you ever use a game system as a DVD player?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2021, 08:55:31 PM »
Alllll the time!

My PlayStation 2 was our main DVD player for years before I got a PS3.  My current PS3 (slim 160 model, upgraded with 240 GB SSD) gets almost daily use for streaming Netflix and Hulu while playing occasional Blu Ray discs.  I even had my PC's music folder shared so that I could stream my music library to the PS3 to listen to music in the living room.

My Xbox 360 also had light duty media use for DVDs and streaming Hulu.

My main computer is used as much for streaming music as it is for gaming as well!

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Re: Did you ever use a game system as a DVD player?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2021, 07:20:02 PM »
Millions of people have used their console as a DVD/Blu-ray player.

The PS2 was a big hit because it doubled as both as well as having awesome games. It was most people's first DVD player since the technology was fairly new in 2000 (it was definitely mine.)

The PS3 was recommended by home theater enthusiasts since it had the best blu-ray playing capabilities and was cheaper than most stand-alone blu-ray players at the time by almost hundreds of dollars. It's a big reason why blu-ray is the standard format these days and not HD-DVD.

If you want to be a minimalist consumer of video entertainment, consoles offer everything. Streaming and blu-ray playing in one box.
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Re: Did you ever use a game system as a DVD player?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2021, 04:44:25 PM »
yeah... ever since the PlayStation3, I used the PS3 and PS4 as my blu-ray player.   I still buy Blu-Ray discs here and there... but ... I've also somewhat fallen into the crowd that streams.

There have been (and are) many times where I've been glad I had the disc on hand though.