PlayStation 3 vs. Xbox 360 HD DVD Add-On
Earlier on I posted about PC World's take on the PS3 Blu-ray experience. High-DEF Digest has a similar article but they pit the PS3 against the Xbox 360 HD DVD add on. The PS3 seems to get hit hard in the GUI and usability department. Things like not having a DVD auto-run us a pretty important piece to the usability experience. In the other camp, the Xbox 360 suffers from a lack of connection options.
From the article:
Sorry, I can't tell you which is the best next-gen game console — that's all
about the games. But in terms of high-definition picture and sound quality,
ease-of-use and price, both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 with add-on
deliver a product that rivals any next-gen player on the market today,
regardless of format. That doesn't mean both aren't without their drawbacks. The
Xbox 360 add-on suffers from a lack of HDMI and analog outputs, though it still
delivers excellent results despite those limitations. The PS3, meanwhile, also
lacks analog outs, but it does have HDMI 1.3 support and can pass-through Dolby
TrueHD and DTS-HD to compatible receivers. The lack of 1080i upconversion on the
PS3 is a huge issue, though, so unless you have a 1080p-capable HDTV, you may
suffer buyer's remorse.