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X-box DVD question, technophobic person here.

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chocolateicecream Fri 07-Dec-12 11:44:01

Sorry, I bet X-box is a bit of a swear word for many pp on MN.

I have noticed that many DVD's are cheaper on blue-ray at the moment. Are they compatible for playing on an X-box? It's just that we have an old DVD player and it is not going to last forever. It seems a shame to buy old style DVD's if we will eventually get a new one.

Cheers x.

crazygracieuk Fri 07-Dec-12 17:51:01

Ps3 can play Blurays, I don't know about Xbox.

You can play DVDs on the XBox360, but not Blu-rays. PS3 plays both.

chocolateicecream Fri 07-Dec-12 19:26:16

Many thanks for that. We have been using our X-box to play DVD's lately. Won't be rushing out to buy a PS3 to play blue-ray any time soon (my Dh may see this differently). Actually the blue ray players seem to be quite reasonably priced these days.

amck5700 Fri 07-Dec-12 20:24:06

We have this blu ray player - you can also connect it to the internet if you don't already have a smart tv.

www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005H5VJKS/ref=asc_df_B005H5VJKS10917708?smid=A3R1J36F81MRF2&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22218&creativeASIN=B005H5VJKS

amck5700 Fri 07-Dec-12 20:25:44

It's actually only 55 quid - direct from Amazon

chocolateicecream Fri 07-Dec-12 20:52:13

Oh my, smart tellies, I am so out of touch. Thanks for the link amck5700.

I do have another question. If I get a blue-ray DVD player, can I still play old style DVD's on it? Apologies for being so out of touch confused.

amck5700 Fri 07-Dec-12 20:57:47

no problem grin - yes you can play dvds on it too.

I have the benefit of having 12 and 11 year old sons who know everything!

amck5700 Fri 07-Dec-12 21:01:36

everything in our house runs on wifi or is connected to the internet somehow - before we went unlimited, the boys managed to run up a 65 quid bill in excess charges on my internet package in 1 month!!

I can even wirelessly stream all my music from the pc to my music system upstairs and in the livingroom.

chocolateicecream Fri 07-Dec-12 21:12:40

That's good to know.

I think that we need to go unlimited too. My dd spends quite a bit of time on you-tube (natural geographic etc.) and we have had a few e-mails over the past few months informing us that we are close to our monthly download allowance. Kids are expensive.

Wow, have the kids been giving you lessons, I'm impressed.

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