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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10 Year Lifespan For PlayStation 3 Claims Sony

Sony has reaffirmed claims that the PlayStation 3 will last at least 10 years. Comparisons have been made to the PlayStation 2 which, after 11 years on the market, is still selling millions around the world.

Up to the minute technology backs up this claim. Full HD compatible connection to the TV, up to date blue ray technology, one of the largest online communities, 3.2 GHz processor, WiFi and wireless controllers just to name a few.

However this technology does not come without its glitches. There are many known problems with the console that require repair. Firstly the YLOD, yellow light of death. This seems to be a re-occurring problem which, when you turn on the console, it shuts down immediately. On occasions the console can freeze making gaming impossible. Not accepting discs or being unable to read them is another frustrating phenomenon. Hard disk errors, no power and no vision from the console to the TV are among other known issues requiring PS3 repairs.

Packed with so much technology some may claim that PlayStation 3 repair is a small price to pay for such an advanced console, others, who have had firsthand experience of the aforementioned, would disagree.

With the warranty only valid for one year from the date of purchase, if accompanied by the original receipt, it seems that Sony do not, in reality, have as much faith in their claims as it seems.

Even with the 10 year lifespan claim, just like the Playstation 2, it will not be long before Sony launch a new console with even more applications than its predecessor. The fans of such technology will all be hoping that Sony can iron out all the foibles so their gaming, movie watching and online applications will be a great experience unmarred by the issues that can bring a lot of animosity towards a brand.

There are many companies who now provide Playstation 3 repairs to take this frustration away from the loyal and avid users.

One such company is PS Pros that offer PS3 repairs. A spokesman from the company told us, “we run a games console repair service and many of the consoles we get in are PlayStation 3’s. It is like any piece of equipment that runs many applications; more to go wrong. Many of the issues are quick to resolve and wherever possible our aim is to return the console as quickly as possible. We operate a pick up and drop off postal service and in many cases the Playstation 3 repair is carried out in 24 hours. Anyone who is based in London benefits from a while you wait service which runs 6 days a week.

We also offer an extended warranty for between 2 to 4 years from just £24. This is very popular as many of the issues are reoccurring”.

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