Originally Posted by XTRME 94
It is missing something, PS2 capabilities, SACD support, a couple of USB Ports, and a jet engine fan on the power supply!
This is something I've been trying to figure out lately. I need to finally get around to buying a PS3. I'm going to go the ebay + squaretrade route. Should I go for the fat or slim? I'm fine with HW upgrades, so it seems like the best bet is to snag a cheap "fat" 40GB model used or refurbed and slap a 2.5" notebook hard-drive in there.
Is there a good reason to prefer the slim other than noise? In my study/screening room I sit directly under a Benq W6000, so I doubt I'll be hearing the PS3 fan over the PJ fan. In the LR, I sit a good 12' away from the TV & components, so probably not a huge issue there either.
PS2 compat does matter to me, because I haven't actively played consoles since PS2/xbox era, and still have plenty of those discs around. Plus I like preserving access to old titles long term.I still have all of my consoles back to the NES, somewhere (in various states of repair.) As I do still have a 2nd gen PS2 that works, maybe the Slim PS3 is a better choice, to maintain PS1 compatibility--which I don't have anymore? (Just how compatible is it?) Will the fat PS3 do a better job with PS2 games on an HDTV than will the PS2 itself?
Is a used fat PS3 a better choice to hopefully avoid Cinavia?
Any other thoughts appreciated, especially if there are conflicting BR player considerations vs. gaming considerations that escape me.