Ps3 Consoles – Sony Ps3 Slim Puts Sony Back In The Game!

I originally wrote a review on the 60 gb PS3 right after it launched in November, 2006. Like the original 60 gb the new PS3 Consoles slim 120 gb is almost as good once you get past its few flaws. The new Playstation 3 has the same specifications as the previous model, but it’s 32% smaller, 36% lighter and 33% more energy-efficient than the regular PS3 Consoles. It sports a slightly different look and the touch buttons are now replaced with real buttons. I have to say the PS3 Consoles is one amazing system. One of the most welcome features is the PS3 Consoles Slims ability to bit stream both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

As for the games we are finally starting to see the true potential of this amazing system. You get an amazing blu-ray player that is future proof thanks to the system being able to receive firmware updates via the web. If you have a 1080p HDTV you will be amazed at the picture quality which is up to six times more detailed than DVD. You also get theater quality sound and picture that DVD, cable, satellite HD, and even apple TV just can’t touch because of their bandwidth limitations. If you have standard DVDs the PS3 Consoles upscales them to 1080p which brings all your DVDs to life. Don’t expect blu-ray quality from watching DVDs, but do expect them to look much better and sharper because they are being upscaled to look better on your HDTV. I like the fact that the system has online connectivity and that it also has a built in browser should you just want to surf the internet.

Most of all I like the fact that you get built in wi-fi. if you all ready have internet access you just have to set this up with your wi-fi router, or if your lucky enough you might be able to pick up free wi-fi if you don’t have internet access. You can download your favorite music/videos to the PS3 Consoles hard drive and if available online it will display the artist names and songs. You can even connect a USB keyboard (along with almost any type of USB device) to make surfing the internet faster and more enjoyable. With the recently launched Playstation Store you can play demos, download classic PS1 and PS2 (and some new PS3 Consoles games) games, get wallpapers, and watch blu-ray and new movie trailers. With the new virtual world Home you can create a virtual character and explore the virtual world.

If your friends have a PS3 Consoles you can meet them in home and Play virtual Pool, bowling, or invite them in to a PS3 Consoles game to play with you. You can rent movies (some in HD) from an always growing catalog and purchase many of them. The things that this new PS3 Consoles Consoles lacks from the original 60 gb model is SACD support, it only has 2 USB vs. the 4 on the original. The top left part of this PS3 Consoles doesn’t open up like the old one because this one lacks the memory card slots. The good thing is that this PS3 Consoles is so much quieter and takes up less space than my original 60 gb because it uses a smaller chip which now makes it use less electricity. That was my biggest annoyance with the original PS3 Consoles was that it got a bit loud sometimes when watching movies or playing games which I felt a bit distracting. This new model is as quit as a mouse.

With video chat, internet access, digital photo viewing, and digital audio and video the PS3 Consoles will likely be your home entertainment centerpiece. I have to say I am very happy with giving the PS3 Consoles a chance and I highly recommend it for anyone who appreciates a great game system with some awesome entertainment features. With the new PS3 Consoles slim and a long overdue price cut SONY is back in the game, and with new games like Uncharted 2 and may other exclusives this is going to be the start of the new Playstation revolution. This system may be lacking some of the original PS3 Consoles 60 gb features, but it is still one awesome entertainment powerhouse that I highly recommend!

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Ps3 Consoles – The Ps3 Revision 1: Review

This is a review of the second PS3 Consoles that I have purchased for personal use. My first PS3 Consoles was a 60 GB launch system that included full backwards compatibility, media card slots, and 4 USB ports. It has worked like a champ since I bought it, but since my girlfriend had became so fond of it, I had to get another one for myself.

It is my intention to give the reader an accurate description of what the new 80 GB standard PlayStation 3 SKU is and what it isn’t.

It is, in my honest opinion, the best video gaming platform on the market AND the best HD home theater device on the market. No piece of consumer electronics can do everything that the PS3 Consoles can do. One might argue the same of the PS3 Consoles ‘s main rival, the Xbox 360 (of which I own also), but then again…the 360 doesn’t play Blu-Ray.

Blu-Ray is an important caveat in this generation’s gaming war. If you have an HDTV, Blu-Ray really makes it shine. Sony has triumphed in the format war, at the cost of alienating its core gamer audience. The PS3 Consoles is an expensive piece of hardware, but you get what you pay for. It is a dependable, well built, attractively designed video game console. It looks GREAT with the rest of your high end audio and video equipment. Picture quality output on Blu-Ray movies is pristine on a high quality HDTV. Standard Definition DVD’s are upscaled to HD resolution with the use of the PS3 Consoles ‘s HDMI port.

I am bummed out about the lack of backwards compatibility, the lack of media card slots, and only having 2 USB ports. It’s not a deal breaker, but I admit that I was spoiled by the features of my $ 599 launch console. The trim on the PS3 Consoles is no longer chrome; instead it is more of a matte silver finish. The PS3 Consoles is no longer “blinging”.

Is this “new and improved” 80 GB PS3 Consoles better than the original?
The answer is no, BUT…the new PS3 runs A LOT QUIETER than the original. Honestly, the original wasn’t loud either, but this one practically runs silently. The smaller version of the Cell Processor 65nm was used in this SKU. It also runs cooler. Sony didn’t just take out features, they took out the expendable features and replaced them with more efficient chips…

You’re also getting FREE online gaming on the PlayStation Network and the ability to download DivX movies right onto your hard drive! The web browser is now Flash enabled to allow for basic web browsing and easy e-mail access.

Finally, last but not least, you can use your PS3 Consoles to wirelessly stream your movies, music, and pictures from your PC or Mac. If you have a PSP, you can use Remote Play to connect your PSP to your PS3 Consoles from any wireless point in the world. Cool stuff…and it works.

What about the games? I can’t understand what people are talking about when they say the PS3 Consoles doesn’t have great games. It’s utter nonsense. Here is a short list of MUST PLAY PS3 games, most of which, are exclusive to the PlayStation franchise.
1. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
2. Little Big Planet
3. Resistance 2
4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
5. Warhawk
6. Pixel Junk Monsters
7. Uncharted Drake’s Fortune
8. Grand Theft Auto 4
9. Valkyria Chronicles
10. Fallout 3

Simply put, at $ 200 cheaper than the original launch price the PS3 Consoles is an absolutely awesome piece of home theater equipment that deserves to be the showcase of any HD living room. The Sony PlayStation brand, built up with 12 years of console dominance, is still a major force in the gaming industry.


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