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    Playstation 3 - which one to get?

    Hi all,

    Since its my birthday tommorow :D, other half has said they will get me a ps3 tommorow. I had an xbox before but got rid of it as it just began to gather dust - no one really to play with.

    On the other hand, most of my friends are on ps3 and i like the thought of playing with them.

    Anyone know what is a decent price to pay for one? To be honest, ive checked the deals on this site but nothing recent has been that hot unless i missed one.

    I see there is a 120gb and a 250gb one and also the older phat ones and the newer slim ones.

    Is it worth getting the bigger harddrive - what really can you put on it? and is it better to get the phat one as i dont want to spend soo much on a slim if its really not that worth it.
    No idea what the difference is apart from size in the two.

    Thanks

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    I have the phat 60gb ps3 and although i like it alot i would say you should go for the slim 250gb as it should be more reliable than the old phat. As for what you can put on the ps3, you can store music, films, photos and other stuff.

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    Must be at least 24 hours since this question was asked. Is this a record?

    The slim runs cooler and uses less power - less chance of it overheating.

    HD size is up to you. If you are going to get PlayTV or store a lot of media on there, the bigger the better. Pretty easy to upgrade the HD size at a later date though.

    If I was buying one tomorrow, I would probably go for the slim, just in terms of power useage and, hopefully, improved reliability. Still love my phat 40GB (now 320GB) model though..............:thumbsup:

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    Thanks, are ps3 known to have issues when you say that slimmer ones wont have many problems like overheating etc?

    how does the play tv work/

    preciousb;8052393

    Thanks, are ps3 known to have issues when you say that slimmer ones wont … Thanks, are ps3 known to have issues when you say that slimmer ones wont have many problems like overheating etc?



    Hi - Yes, some phat models have been known to overheat, resulting in console failure. I am not sure what sort of figures you are looking at, certainly nothing to the extent of the RROD on 360, but there is a risk.

    The slim model runs much cooler than the phat, so is much less likely to overheat. You are also going to be using less power to run it (about 30W less)

    There is a very good 'phat vs slim' comparison here if you want to take a look:

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    roadie;8052407

    how does the play tv work/



    PlayTV is great. It is a small box that you plug into a USB port, into which you feed your TV aerial. Install the software, and your PS3 is now an all singing all dancing TIVO type machine as well. You can watch TV, pause and rewind live TV, and record (recording works whilst playing games, watching a DVD too, no probs)

    The menu system/guide on PlayTV is by far the best I have ever seen - it is lightning fast (only thing lacking is a series link, which will hopefully be added in an update soon - I know they have been working on it). The freeview picture is also upscaled by PlayTV, so looks great as well (whilst no SkyHD, it looks much better than your standard Freeview picture).

    Only downside is that you are going to need a big HD to record all that you want - the software takes up about 3GB of space, then each hour of TV that you record is roughly 2GB.

    thanks for that.but if i have cable will it work or do i need to put it in my normal aerial?

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    roadie;8054531

    thanks for that.but if i have cable will it work or do i need to put it … thanks for that.but if i have cable will it work or do i need to put it in my normal aerial?



    Hey, no it won't work with cable, just a regular aerial feed.
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