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Old 11-12-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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If Known, what are the differences between a Play station 3 and a Play Station 4.


I am considering buying one or the other of these playstations as a means of playing DVD movies/flash drive stored movies on my TV through an HDMI cable.
I don't know if the differences between these 2 units is available to people who understand these things or not, but am dropping the question on those who might know.

All responses would be very much appreciated.
 
Old 11-12-2013, 04:53 PM   #2
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Both systems are way overpowered (in terms of actual computing power, power consumption and price) for just being used for media playback, I would recommend to just get a good mediaplayer (or a cheap PC) instead.
 
Old 11-12-2013, 05:46 PM   #3
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That wasn't the question sir.
 
Old 11-12-2013, 06:20 PM   #4
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If you want to see the differences between the Playstation 3 and the Playstation 4 just have a look at the Wikipedia sites for that machines.
In short, the main difference is that the Playstation 3 featured a Cell CPU (one PowerPC core with 6 SPUs), while the Playstation 4 will feature AMD's Jaguar APU, which means it will basically be a modified middle-class PC.
But I doubt that this was your real question, maybe you can elaborate on that.
 
Old 11-12-2013, 06:47 PM   #5
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Both systems are way overpowered (in terms of actual computing power, power consumption and price) for just being used for media playback, I would recommend to just get a good mediaplayer (or a cheap PC) instead.
A "cheap" HTPC is not going to cost much less than a PS3. If it even costs less, that is.

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But I doubt that this was your real question, maybe you can elaborate on that.
Context:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5061421

In this context, of this question, the difference that matters (video format support) is, well, here's what I got after one google search:

http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/15...deo-and-gaming

As I find it very unlikely that you'll be playing 4K video on it, I'd say there's no difference that would matter to you.

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Old 11-12-2013, 08:36 PM   #6
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A "cheap" HTPC is not going to cost much less than a PS3. If it even costs less, that is.
It will definitely be cheaper to go for a cheap HTPC or a specialized mediaplayer, especially in the long run. The PS3 in the slim version (the one with the lowest power consumption) needs 4 times as much power for playing a Blu-ray video as a specialized player. A netbook with for example an AMD C-series or an Intel Celeron or Pentium CPU from a newer generation will do the same with not much more power consumption than the specialized player.
 
Old 11-13-2013, 09:16 AM   #7
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Thanks to all for there responses.
 
Old 11-13-2013, 10:29 AM   #8
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Given that there's likely to be a price-drop on the PS3 when the PS4 comes out, why not buy a PS3 and then you have a media device, a blu-ray device, AND you can play PS3 games!
 
Old 11-13-2013, 04:56 PM   #9
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I just had to come back to say I've spent the whole day trying to figure out the benefits of the PS3 vs the PS4!

I've read a load of this vs that on the Internet (go figure, LOL) and came to the conclusion that the best option is to get the tool that gets the job done, witch seems to be a PS3.
However there is a lot of speculation about the price of the PS 4, with members of (supossedly Sony) stating the prices of the new PS4 being a lot lower than when the PS3 came out ( yea, right)!

I've come to the conclusion after all this that Dugan, and TenTenths have the right idea. However for some reason the prices on PS3 stations are jumping up, I believe this is the "Greedy Bunch) trying to get there last wave of money that they have been holding on to !

New models come out, old model prices go down! So hear Dugan wins again, with TenTenths right in there.

So since the PS4 makes it's way onto the market place in a couple of days (Nov 15, I think), it's worth the wait to me to see what all the fuss is about. However I would be lieing if I didn't want to see the PS3 prices drop dramatically witch they probably will.

Thanks guys, let's see what develops.
 
Old 11-13-2013, 05:16 PM   #10
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However there is a lot of speculation about the price of the PS 4, with members of (supossedly Sony) stating the prices of the new PS4 being a lot lower than when the PS3 came out ( yea, right)!
Uhm, why do you find that claim farfetched? Do you know how high the launch price of the PS3 was?

EDIT: And "speculation about the price"? No, the price isn't the subject of speculation. Stores have been taking fully paid preorders for a while. At four hundred for a PS4, and seven hundred for a PS3 (at launch), I'd say that the promise was kept.

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Old 11-13-2013, 08:34 PM   #11
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Thumbs down :twocents:

I hate my PS3 (for the nephews) and VAIO ( display-model\"good-deal",) luckily I can put Linux on one!
 
Old 11-14-2013, 08:18 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Lola Kews View Post
I just had to come back to say I've spent the whole day trying to figure out the benefits of the PS3 vs the PS4!

I've read a load of this vs that on the Internet (go figure, LOL) and came to the conclusion that the best option is to get the tool that gets the job done, witch seems to be a PS3.
However there is a lot of speculation about the price of the PS 4, with members of (supossedly Sony) stating the prices of the new PS4 being a lot lower than when the PS3 came out ( yea, right)!

I've come to the conclusion after all this that Dugan, and TenTenths have the right idea. However for some reason the prices on PS3 stations are jumping up, I believe this is the "Greedy Bunch) trying to get there last wave of money that they have been holding on to !

New models come out, old model prices go down! So hear Dugan wins again, with TenTenths right in there.

So since the PS4 makes it's way onto the market place in a couple of days (Nov 15, I think), it's worth the wait to me to see what all the fuss is about. However I would be lieing if I didn't want to see the PS3 prices drop dramatically witch they probably will.

Thanks guys, let's see what develops.
If the PS4 price is doable for you, you might want to consider a more mid-range HTPC as well.
I'm happily using an i5 Haswell (4'th gen, excellent integrated IntelHD graphics) with a small Z87-compatible mobo in the living room.

PS: Old (or cheap fake) Wii remotes are perfect for whatever UI you wish to use in Linux. I'm using plain GDM (with some hacks to make it more Wii-like) with xbmc (multimedia+classic gaming), Steam's full-screen mode (Modern Gaming) and xfce (remaining desktop stuff) as login options.

Last edited by jens; 11-14-2013 at 10:07 AM. Reason: spelling
 
Old 11-18-2013, 05:01 PM   #13
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There is absolutely no reason to get a PS4 if you just want to play media on it; the PS3 is more than sufficient for that task.

You would only get the PS4 if you intended on playing the next-generation games, and if I had to hazard a guess based on this topic, you won't be doing that.
 
  


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