If you can afford both....
No analog outs. Oh, and are those ported PS3 units going to have the same point value? I have two X1900XTs that I don't run simply because I don't think it'd be worth the trouble to get them going.
Yeah, you cant get the DTS-HD and all the new lossless formats with analog out. you need to use optical/coaxial or hdmi.
analog out ftl.
I will be able to buy both, but not at the same time. I think I'll probably get a PS3 first because it'll give me a hi-def disc player. Sure the audio isn't too great on it, but I'll be using TV speakers for some time. My Denon reciever (4308CI) and Monitor Audio setup aren't going to be cheap.
[H]ella|[H]ard;1031458518 said:With the new updates to the PS3 what kind of points are they getting a day?
Actually nothing from either side (HD DVD or Blu Ray) can do DTS-HD (or DTS-HD-MA) audio yet. Neither of them can do ANY of the lossless (or high rez lossy) audio thru Coax or Optical either (no enough bandwidth so they both downconvert to DTS). All of the lossless audio (DTS-HD-MA and Dolby THD) as well as DTS-HD and LPCM (uncompressed lossless) will pass over analog outs just fine (that is how my HD DVD players are hooked up as well as HDMI. To do pure bitstream out to a AVR that decodes (like the Onkyo 605/805/905 etc) the DTS-HD-MA and Dolby THD requires HDMI 1.3 but no player from either side allows this as of yet although the announced A-35 from Toshiba and the Onkyo and Integra HD DVD players will allow bitsream passthough according to prerelease information. Haven't seen anything on the Blu Ray side yet to do this.
Yes I spend too much time (and WAY to much money) on my HD setup (I have both BD and HD DVD so these things are important to me )
Oh yeah and if they will let me fold 5 different ways at once on my PS3 I will do that. Whatever turns in the WU!
from VJOne upshot for FAH is that this would drive the PS3's GFLOP rate (now typically 35 GFLOPS on a new GB WU) even higher, closer to the peak. Since the peak is something like 200 for the Cell, we still have a lot of room to possibly grow (although it's unclear how close one can get to the theoretical peak -- my guess is that 70 to 90 per PS3 may be the max for us).