So my Blu-ray player is dying on me. It will play a disc for about an hour and then pause, skip, and then eventually just refuse to play any more of the disc. I need to shut it off and then wait about 20 to 30 minutes for it to cool down. It then might play the disc properly again. You can see why this might be a problem when watching a movie when most films are about two hours in length.

I’m not sure what the best course of action. Blu-ray discs are still the most common source of my HD entertainment and the most cost effective. I could go buy another player and they are pretty cheap now, less than $100 from any of the larger manufacturers. I could also buy a PS3 which is widely believed to be the best Blu-ray player on the planet. The cheapest PS3 is still $250 though. Yes, I’d also gain another gaming console but I already have an Xbox 360. Is it worth it to spend $250 just to play PS3 exclusive games and replace my Blu-ray player? I’m not so sure. Maybe I will just get another cheap player.

2 thoughts on “FIRST WORLD PROBLEM #593”

  1. I am having a similar issue with my Bluray (it stutters with regular DVDs for some reason). I have been considering a PS3, but with nextgen consoles on the horizon, it seemed like a bit of a waste when less expensive players are available.

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