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Sony PlayStation 3, 60 GB Reviews

Channel 2012

The best PlayStation 3 model of all time

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Pros: Fantastic Styling, Hardware reverse compatibility, easily upgradable HDD, Media card slots, 4 USB ports, WiFi connectivity, innovative optical drive

Cons: A bit pricey when new, no 1080p output over component video, lack of 1080i scaling

Back in 2006 when Sony still knew how to make a good looking game console, the original 60GB CECHA01 PlayStation 3 was released. At the time, Sony didn't quite realize the greatness of the machine with which they had blessed humanity because it was priced rather high at $599, but if the start of the seventh generation of home game consoles showed us nothing else, it was that you get what you pay for.   PlayStation 3 may have lost "gamer" sales to the more economically priced Xbox 360 and "casual" sales to the Wii, but it will always be remembered by me as the console that got it right. Out of the box, the CECHA01 had everything right - a fantastic looking shell, Blu Ray drive, full...
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jmystikcfl

The best and only getting better

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Pros: Huge catalog of games. Backwards compatible, opening up an even larger catalog of PS2 and PS1 games. Excellent media capabilities, including Blu Ray.

Cons: Can run loud. Lack of IR sensor makes universal remote integration difficult.

When Sony released the PS3 in 2006 it truly was a game changer. For the first time they created something they you would want to proudly display in your living, rather than banish to the basement or game room. Starting with the sexy piano black and chrome casing, it was obvious this was meant to belong in the living room right next to your Sony TV. Gone was the grey of the PS1 and the matte black and sharp edges of the PS2. The curved top, slot load Blu Ray drive, and touch buttons made it look like a high end designer piece of A/V equipment. It is, and much more. When you turn on the console, you're greeted with Sony's award winning Cross Media Bar (XMB). The XMB gives you access to the...
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VOliveira

Best entertainment guaranteed on games, and a great add-on to your home cinema

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Pros: Great Blu-ray player for the buck, awesome game platform, free online services, quality peripherals. All with flawless performance.

Cons: Architecture imposed extra difficulty in game development, lack of AA in most of games, mostly 720p in-game, no bitstream.

Oddly enough, I wasn't the one who took the initiative to buy the Playstation, but my wife. I was looking into it for some time, not also for games but as a Blu-ray solution, but just didn't had the drive to it at the time. So in the end she was the one who clicked the purchase button when while walking through a local electronics store. Although unusual, considering she's not even close to a gamer, it sure was understandable: at the time this console was packing Little Big Planet, a cute and innovative physics platformer, and BUZZ!™ Quiz World Game, a group trivia game. So this intro serves to sat that the event in itself demonstrates how this console successfully targeted two very...
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burandon

Oldie but Goodie

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Pros: Full blu-ray capability, firmware updates, smooth playback

Cons: No remote included, sometimes a bit slower than other players

I've been using the old PS3 for years now to play Blu-ray discs without a hitch. For a long time the it was by far the best blu-ray player on the market because it supports pretty much every feature on blu-ray discs, and with firmware updates it will more than likely continue to do so with whatever other features they bring to the medium. 3D, for example, has been supported more or less since it was introduced to blu-ray. Sony has been good about patching in features via firmware updates, and you can bet they will continue to do so as long as they support the system. Admittedly, I'm not a huge user of features like streaming and such, so I can't say how smooth they are, though I know...
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