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#1 Sep 18 2012 at 5:52 PM Rating: Good
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The most compelling reason I have to buy a PS3 is to watch netflix with it. I'm guessing that's really not a good enough reason. I'd say "games" but I don't have enough time to play the games I already own so that seems like a weaksauce excuse.

Finally... if I don't get a PS3 is there another simple, no hassle way to hook up my wee little TV to netflix?
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#2 Sep 18 2012 at 5:53 PM Rating: Excellent
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Your best bet would be a Roku box, they cost about $50.
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#3 Sep 18 2012 at 6:26 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah I wouldn't recommend getting a PS3 just for Netflix.

If you're interested in it at all, the Wii U looks like it'll have some decent TV options.

And if you do happen to want a PS3, it's worth noting that it looks like a new, uber-slim model is on the way.
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#4 Sep 18 2012 at 6:56 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah I wouldn't recommend getting a PS3 just for Netflix.

If you're interested in it at all, the Wii U looks like it'll have some decent TV options.

And if you do happen to want a PS3, it's worth noting that it looks like a new, uber-slim model is on the way.


Wait, it's bad for him to get a PS3 but if it's a Wii U it's ok? Olorinus already said that he/she didn't have time to play games, so how does that help him?
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#5 Sep 18 2012 at 7:00 PM Rating: Good
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Eske Esquire wrote:
Yeah I wouldn't recommend getting a PS3 just for Netflix.

If you're interested in it at all, the Wii U looks like it'll have some decent TV options.

And if you do happen to want a PS3, it's worth noting that it looks like a new, uber-slim model is on the way.


Wait, it's bad for him to get a PS3 but if it's a Wii U it's ok? Olorinus already said that he/she didn't have time to play games, so how does that help him?


Because the Wii U looks to have better movie/TV options.

Edited, Sep 18th 2012 9:00pm by Eske
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#6 Sep 18 2012 at 7:01 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah but still, playing $300-$350 just to watch TV with it?
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If it's a wee little TV, you could just use a regular Wii. Only goes up to 480p resolution but I doubt you'd notice on a small screen.

Roku box would be cheaper though and provide a better image for less money since you're not gaming on it anyway.
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#8 Sep 18 2012 at 7:34 PM Rating: Good
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I have the $60 Roku (the 720p HD one) and love it. You can get Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, and there are ways to browse YouTube videos via a custom channel. There are a lot of free channels you can pick from, but many are kind of redundant in their offerings.

Of course, if you have a laptop or tablet or smartphone, you can probably just stream it to your TV. If you want a permanent hook-up, Roku is a good deal.

Edited, Sep 18th 2012 9:36pm by Spoonless
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Yeah but still, playing $300-$350 just to watch TV with it?


Well, I didn't get the impression that he couldn't EVER play games.

I'm just providing info, here. What's up with the inquisition?
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#10 Sep 18 2012 at 8:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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Eske Esquire wrote:
Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Yeah but still, playing $300-$350 just to watch TV with it?


Well, I didn't get the impression that he couldn't EVER play games.

I'm just providing info, here. What's up with the inquisition?


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#12 Sep 18 2012 at 10:30 PM Rating: Good
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Your best bet would be a Roku box, they cost about $50.


**** I wish I would have known about that a few weeks ago. My mom wanted to have Netflix in her bedroom, so I had her buy a $90 blu-ray player. They don't own any blu-ray movies and they really aren't in to watching movies to begin with. Oh well...
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#13 Sep 18 2012 at 11:57 PM Rating: Good
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I have the $60 Roku (the 720p HD one) and love it. You can get Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, and there are ways to browse YouTube videos via a custom channel. There are a lot of free channels you can pick from, but many are kind of redundant in their offerings.
They also have a Crunchyroll channel, if anime's your thing.
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Roku has way too many channels for streaming things to your TV. If you aren't going to play games stick to a Roku. You can get a large number of the channels for free or some of their content for free. PS3 is not worth it for just netflix.
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Olorinus wrote:
The most compelling reason I have to buy a PS3 is to watch netflix with it. I'm guessing that's really not a good enough reason. I'd say "games" but I don't have enough time to play the games I already own so that seems like a weaksauce excuse.

Finally... if I don't get a PS3 is there another simple, no hassle way to hook up my wee little TV to netflix?


You might look into a used Nintendo Wii for netflix. The thing I don't like about netflix on Ps3 is every time Sony puts a new software update out (which is quite often it would seem) you have to update the system software in order to use netflix. It can take awhile to update and its annoying when you just want to watch a quick tv show and have to spend 15 minutes updating your system software.

I have never had to update the NEtflix on the Wii and the wii controller makes it easy to navigate. The Xbox 360 can watch netflix but it requires you pay for Xbox Gold which is bull.
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I was also considering a wii, because, Zelda, but I didn't know they have netflix too. That's awesome. Also, I doooo WANT to play games, but I end up spending most of my gaming time playing XI, so I've come to the conclusion it is largely pointless to buy new games because I never finish them.

Also thanks for reminding me of that fronglo, I have a PSP and every time I want to buy a digital game I have to go through update hell.... yeah, blerg F that.

Also with the Wii U coming out, I bet there will be a lot of Wii on the used market soon.

As for the Roku I'm just worried that because I live in Canada it will be super disappointing in terms of additional offerings. So I would rather have a Netflix box that can also play games vs a netflix box that can also surf youtube.

Edited, Sep 19th 2012 10:13am by Olorinus
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#17 Sep 19 2012 at 11:34 AM Rating: Good
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This article seems decent enough in detailing the pros and cons of the Roku in canada.

Definitely not as appealing as it is in the US, but it really comes down to your preferences, I think.
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#18 Sep 19 2012 at 5:37 PM Rating: Good
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I am now leaning towards an xbox.... the people at gamestop said wii games would make me sh*t myself they are so bad.

PS3 seems too pricey. Also, advantage to xbox is I could pick up some used XI discs and occasionally log in to XI through it. I know I know, consoles suck etc, but I have a rad little nook set up with a bed all cozied in, and I sit at a computer all day at work so, I just feel like not being on a computer sometimes. Also my computer is a noisy mega beast so it would be nice to keep it switched off more.

However... now I need to look up if I can put the xbox on wifi.... because forget having a wire running across the room.

Meh. I think I want nothing (except a beer). I'm just too tired for even retail therapy.
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#19 Sep 19 2012 at 5:49 PM Rating: Good
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Knowing Microsoft, you probably have to purchase a wireless receiver for the XBOX or some **** Plus, you then have to pay what, $50 or $60 a year for XBOX Live Gold if you want to watch Netflix on it.
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Knowing Microsoft, you probably have to purchase a wireless receiver for the XBOX or some sh*t. Plus, you then have to pay what, $50 or $60 a year for XBOX Live Gold if you want to watch Netflix on it.


You are correct on both accounts, sir. The only 360 that has built in Wifi is the Slim model.

Edited, Sep 19th 2012 7:56pm by Shaowstrike
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And for the price of one year of XBOX Live Gold, you could buy a Roku! Smiley: schooled
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New slim model PS3 has been announced. 250-300 depending on HD size. There's a bundle with Uncharted 3, which is a pretty **** good game. Just for Netflix it's a bit much, but there are a few pretty good exclusive games if you can find the time to play them.
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What? You need gold to watch netflix? That's horrible.

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New slim model PS3 has been announced. 250-300 depending on HD size. There's a bundle with Uncharted 3, which is a pretty **** good game. Just for Netflix it's a bit much, but there are a few pretty good exclusive games if you can find the time to play them.


They are 250 for the 160 gigs here now, without a game.

It's a pretty high pricepoint. Still, tempted. But probably not tempted enough to get past the sticker shock,


Edited, Sep 20th 2012 12:11am by Olorinus
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You can get smart tv's now that have wifi built right into them. I'm not sure about their gaming capabilities though.

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MGS4, Demons Souls, Dark Souls, Metal Gear: Ground Zeros are more reasons to buy a PS3. Hell, I bought my ps3 just so I could play mgs4.
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eh, I am not a fan of shooters or really dark games. I basically play RPGs and strategy and not hard ones either. (Demon souls is not a game for me) I don't even know what MGS4 is. Yeah, realize this is marking me as a noob but w/e.

I picked up a gamecube compatable wii for under 100 bucks, and grabbed Last Story to boot. Last story is awesome!

Also. I officially hate the people who work at EB games, they had this whole row of xenoblade boxes out, so, I buy the wii and then go there to grab a game.

"Oh we don't have any copies of that" they say when I bring it to the counter.

"Well then why do you have 10 boxes on the shelf" I say.

"Well we had nothing else to put there."

"When are you getting more?"

"Uhhhh.... I dunno, let me check. We haven't gotten any for a month."

Waits.

"Oh, it's been discontinued, maybe you could buy it online."

Me: RAGE.

It's a good thing Last Story is so good.

Edited, Sep 25th 2012 10:32am by Olorinus
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It's a good thing Last Story is so good.


I don't know anything about it, but I'll say this: It's had the only box art that I've really been impressed by in years.
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Game Stop had new copies of both Last Story and Xenoblade Chronicles. Four copies of Xenoblade actually. Amazon.com was selling Xenoblade for 80 dollars. It was still only 50 dollars at Gamestop.

I find myself wanting to buy these games more and more even if I wont end up playing them for a while. Because of stuff like them going out of print and not being available anymore.

I really want to buy the one being made by Studio Ghibli... it will be expensive but I'm sure it would be worth it.
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Game Stop had new copies of both Last Story and Xenoblade Chronicles. Four copies of Xenoblade actually. Amazon.com was selling Xenoblade for 80 dollars. It was still only 50 dollars at Gamestop.

I find myself wanting to buy these games more and more even if I wont end up playing them for a while. Because of stuff like them going out of print and not being available anymore.

I really want to buy the one being made by Studio Ghibli... it will be expensive but I'm sure it would be worth it.


Xenoblade on the Wii is a Gamestop exclusive, which is why it's so high on Amazon. And I was really looking forward to the Last Story, but I heard the Wii controls were so bad it was barely playable.
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I dunno, I suck at real time button pressy things (like really suck) but I seem to be doing okay so far. I didn't have a classic controller when I started the game so I was using the chuck/mote and the controls seem fine to me, though I wish I didn't even have a bow most of the time because I am just not the kind of gamer that is good at aiming to begin with, let alone aiming while moving/drawing enemies to me, etc.

The voice acting is excellent, I find myself laughing out loud at some of the characters and no one has annoyed me yet, which is unheard of.

I'd really prefer if it had turn based combat because sometimes I feel like I am just spinning around madly and button mashing (battle doesn't feel very strategic) - but love the story and since I haven't gotten irrevocably stuck or anything, the "real time" battles are not a dealbreaker.

Tirith you should buy me a copy of Xenoblade. None of the stores I called had a copy left in stock.
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can't you hook your Computer to your TV?
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#33 Oct 03 2012 at 3:01 PM Rating: Good
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says "currently unavailable online"

There was a brief afternoon when it was available to order but by the time I grabbed the CC to buy it, it was, once again, currently unavailable online.

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Not really... it is a giant hulking beast over on the other side of the room from the comfy place where I have my TV... also the TV screen is smaller than my monitor, so not sure why I would want to do that.

Even if it was bigger, don't want to run a cord across the room, or deal with the general annoyance. Just want a simple, easy to use interface to run netflix to my comfy bed nook. I now have that with my used wii

Edited, Oct 3rd 2012 2:03pm by Olorinus
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says "currently unavailable online"

There was a brief afternoon when it was available to order but by the time I grabbed the CC to buy it, it was, once again, currently unavailable online.


Maybe they just don't like you. I just added one to the cart and the only message it gave me is that it's not available for in store pickup.
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ok weird, it is now allowing me to order one, but don't have CC here. I am sure I am going to go home and it is going to be unavailable again. FML.
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ok weird, it is now allowing me to order one, but don't have CC here. I am sure I am going to go home and it is going to be unavailable again. FML.


That's why you need to memorize your CC info. Is there anyone you can call at your house to read the CC to you?
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#37 Oct 10 2012 at 7:45 PM Rating: Good
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there'sa rumor going around that sony is going to do a ps3/vita bundle.
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there'sa rumor going around that sony is going to do a ps3/vita bundle.


They aren't doing anything with the Vita, so why not make it a touchscreen controller for the PS3?
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If I had the cash laying around (which I don't/won't) I'd be tempted by such a bundle. But only if it cost $350 or less with all peripherals (GLARES AT PROPRIETARY MEMORY CARD FOR VITA)
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