Originally Posted by quietmouse
My current old PS3 was purchased 6 years ago.(or whenever PS3 was launched, since I purchased it on the morning of the launch day)
During the past 6 year, it has never been used to play video games. In fact, I don't own any PS3 games(physical disc or online).
My PS3 has always been used to play Blu-ray and DVD discs, as well as video files on the external 2TB hard drive. I store all of the *.MTS files from my HD camcorder.
Sometimes I do use the PS3 to watch Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and MLB. That's about it.
I recently traded it in at Amazon.com and received $192 in Amazon gift card balance. I figured $192 was a lot for a 6-year-old PS3 in working condition.
The current 12GB PS3 is only $199, so I figure I can just use the $192 to buy it. Again, since I never use it for games, 12GB is not a deal-breaker.
I can connect any number/size of external hard drives to it.
I'm about to place an order for for the $199 12GB PS3. All I need to pay is the $7 difference, after the $192 Amazon gift card balance.
However, I'm having 2nd thoughts.... should I wait a few weeks and get the PS4 for $399? Will it make any difference for my intended uses?(as described above)
Seems like to me you are probably just better served buying a Blu-Ray player from Sony/Panasonic/Samsung/etc...
Whose ever APPS you like the best. They all have the ones you are currently using. The Sony Blu-Ray might be the best way to go for you IMHO.
Sounds like you don't play ANY games, so what is the point of buying a PS3 12GB, or a PS4.
Personally, I would use that credit towards something else, and buy an OPEN BOX Blu-ray player at Best Buy, or the like.
As long as they have the original remote/cables(instructions can be found ONLINE so easily, they are not necessary IMHO), you can get a Sony S5100 Blu-Ray which has all the APPS you want(plus more), BUILT IN WIRELESS for like 60% it's original MSRP.
At least near me. Go to BB's website, and look up OB's units near your ZIP CODE. The ones listed as EXCELLENT, as far as condition is concerned, means they come with everything they are supposed to.
And "most"(not all) of these OPEN BOX units, are the ones they just STUCK ON THE SHELVES. Never been used at all. Just take them home, update the software/firmware, and then use.
Unless you want to PLAY GAMES, just get a Blu-Ray player.