PS3 awarded Best Media Centre in Europe
- Posted September 12th, 2007 at 08:19 EDT by
- 10 Comments
The European Image and Sound Association have awarded the PlayStation 3 the Best European Media Centre 2007/2008.
The award page copiously details the reasons for this, citing the machine’s large hard drive capacity, web browsing, multiple video codecs, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a Blu-ray drive that can play all types of disc medias, the ability to upscale, and other features that make it good for the job.
EISA is made up of 47 different magazines spanning 18 European countries, so these guys know what they’re talking about. They even said the PS3 was an awesome gaming system. But you can read that for yourself here.
So anybody who needs a media centre, and is a bit daunted by building a PC, the answer to your troubles is the PS3.
dragon1989 | abdesalam
- 3:32am EDT - September 12th, 2007
yeah ps3 is the great consol ohh yeah that just so cool
- 3:38am EDT - September 12th, 2007
thats got to be about 10-0 to the PS3 now
- 4:10am EDT - September 12th, 2007
good media coverage!
- 4:17am EDT - September 12th, 2007
What idiot made that decision? The PS3 is nice for some things, but a media centre it isn't. "Multiple codec support" is sketchy; it supports MPEG-2 and AVC, and the AVC support is flakey to the point of being random. There's no DivX or XVid support, MKV containers don't work and it won't even play AVIs. You can say a lot of good things about the PS3, but I couldn't tell someone it's a decent media centre while keeping a straight face.
- 4:52am EDT - September 12th, 2007
i totally agree with The European Image and Sound Association !!!!!
- 5:17am EDT - September 12th, 2007
I agree with you Kadmium on the video codec side of things....but I am sure Sony knows these flaws and with future firmware updates, who knows what can happen.
- 6:45am EDT - September 12th, 2007
ohhh cmon! wtf i mean i only just use my ps3 for genji:days of the blade!thers no good game out yet i dunno wy ppl say ooooh MGS4,KILLZONE 2 and all the others...you can just play mgs on ps2 ad theres like 3 of them on it!!!and killzone 2 wtf! thers killzone1 alredy!!damn u guys u dont need next gen consoles just use them for internet browsing and im only gonna buy 1 game which is another copy of genji because i might lose the old 1...ok theres my opininon:)$#*()()this is all a joke)*)&)*
- 8:15am EDT - September 12th, 2007
psn id: gingo... i think sony will love getting this because that is what they have been advertising it as - a media centre. if more games come out then it will be best game console in europe aswell
- 3:24pm EDT - September 12th, 2007
Its great that the PS3 gets this award but it is no Media centre. I class it more as a multimedia device. I'm sure Sony sell media centres with blu-ray drives that can play other formats such as DVD and CD, will have a DVD burner and possibly a blu-ray burner, probably a 500gb HDD, a decent gfx card to play games, a lot more video codecs, much better web browsing, record live TV and much more. The price for one of those will be well over 2k but still abetter media centre.
The PS3 defiantly gets the award for best console and best multimedia player in my opinion.
- 1:04am EDT - September 14th, 2007
It seems every entertainment award sways towards PS3.
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