The PS3, the officially abbreviated name for PlayStation 3, is a powerhouse as far as games are concerned. This PS3 comes loaded with a mix of multimedia features and functions available on earlier PS3 models, as well as a series of new advancements and refinements, the PS3120GB system is destined to push the envelope in the realm of Next-Generation entertainment. This certainly makes this a top seller and is in high demand at this time, the PS3.
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What you get when Your Purchase the PS3 System
When you purchase the PS3 system, you will get free Playstation Network membership, plus the built-in Wi-Fi and 120GB of hard disk drive storage for games, music, videos and photos. You will find that every PS3 system comes with a built-in Blu-ray player to give you pristine picture quality and the best high-definition viewing experience available. If you want to pay games, or Blu-ray movies, music or online services, experience it all with the PS3 system and enjoy yourself to the limit.
After you pruchase the PS3, you are responsible for all applicable Internet fees, plus some services or features may require additional fees. The Video output in HD requires cables and an HD-compatible display in which both are sold separately. It is copy-protected Blu-ray video discs can only output at 1080p using an HDMI cable connected to a device that is compatible with the HDCP standard. The HDMI cable is not included. You will find that If a device that is not compatible with the HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) standard is connected to the system using an HDMI cable, video and/or audio cannot be output from the system. Due to the many manufacturing differences, some optical discs may not perform properly.
I have found that the PS3 Slim or the PS3 120 GB to be a great addition to the current PS3 line. I has several major improvements over its predecessors and the ‘trade offs’ are few and, to most us, insignificant.
PS3 SLIM vs. PS3 80/160GB
I found that the PS3 Slim is a superior product when compared with the PS3 80/160GB models. It is relatively inexpensive, feature packed, versatile gaming machine, multimedia hub and outstanding Blu-ray player, earns back the 5th star that I granted the Classic models and I didn’t feel that the PS3 80/160GB models deserved to be 5 star rated.
When compared to the PS3 Classic, the PS3 Slim lacks PS2 compatibility, has 2 fewer USB ports and and it lacks media card slots but these shortcomings are offset by the significantly lower price, energy efficiency, larger storage and an updated CPU and HDMI.
Using the PS3 you can do just about everything you did with the PS3 80/160GB models and in the exact same way. I found that I was able to play all the games I brought without a problem, the Bluetooth remote controller was recognized immediately and so was the Playstation Eye. Both a USB-dongle full-size wireless keyboard, a USB-connected wired keyboard and Sony’s own Bluetooth mini-keyboard worked great. I could upload pictures, videos and music from a USB thumb drive and a USB-connected SATA 2.5″ hard disk and play them in the same way I do it on my own PS3.
I found that the Slim has the exact same ports in the back, the same buttons in front – albeit ‘push’ buttons instead of the ‘touch’ buttons, the same 2 USB ports, comes with the same Dualshock 3 controller, USB cable and Composite AV cable accessories.
I found that the older PS3s weren’t particularly noisy but the Slim seems to be more quiet and, after several hours of play, it didn’t get as warm as the Classic.
The complete impression of the Slim is “nothing new” at least on the surface. It is certainly “cooler, quieter, smaller, more energy efficient” and you don’t notice while playing a game or watching a movie. The really great feature on the Slim is that so many more will be able to afford it and, with a larger user base, more developers will feel more strongly motivated to publish more, better games that all of us will enjoy.
This Review was done my a Staff member, Sue Ruso, of the Play Station Site on the PS3