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Sony PlayStation 3 (20GB/40GB/60GB/80GB/160GB)

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    8.2 8.2 from 21 reviewers
  • Design (330)
    7.6 7.6 from 330 reviewers
  • Value for money (616)
    7.5 7.5 from 616 reviewers
  • Features (24)
    7.2 7.2 from 24 reviewers
  • Ease of use (219)
    7.6 7.6 from 219 reviewers
  • Performance (472)
    7.9 7.9 from 472 reviewers
  • Sound quality (102)
    7.6 7.6 from 102 reviewers
  • Picture quality (64)
    8.2 8.2 from 64 reviewers
  • Graphics (376)
    8.1 8.1 from 376 reviewers
  • Sound (374)
    8.0 8.0 from 374 reviewers
  • Overall quality (3)
    8.5 8.5 from 3 reviewers
  • Playability (4)
    8.1 8.1 from 4 reviewers
  • Functionality (471)
    7.8 7.8 from 471 reviewers
  • Appearance (32)
    6.9 6.9 from 32 reviewers
  • Speed performance (374)
    7.8 7.8 from 374 reviewers
  • Customer support (20)
    6.7 6.7 from 20 reviewers
  • Satisfaction (41)
    7.3 7.3 from 41 reviewers
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PlayStation 3

PlayStation 3 is a seventh generation video game console produced and developed by Sony and co-developed by Foxconn and ASUSTeK for SCEI. It is the successor to the PlayStation 2 and the third model in the PlayStation series. It was released for retail on November 11, 2006.

Features

The PlayStation 3 is built with 3.2 GHz Cell Broadband Engine with 1 PPE and 7 SPE and geared with XrossMediaBar version 2.53 that utilizing seven of the eight “synergistic processing elements”. Beside…

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PlayStation 3

PlayStation 3 is a seventh generation video game console produced and developed by Sony and co-developed by Foxconn and ASUSTeK for SCEI. It is the successor to the PlayStation 2 and the third model in the PlayStation series. It was released for retail on November 11, 2006.

Features

The PlayStation 3 is built with 3.2 GHz Cell Broadband Engine with 1 PPE and 7 SPE and geared with XrossMediaBar version 2.53 that utilizing seven of the eight “synergistic processing elements”. Besides that, it is also built with 2.5“ SATA hard drive with storage capacity of 20 GB, 40 GB, 60 GB, 80 GB, or 160 GB depending on the model. The PlayStation 3 has 256 MB of XDR main memory and 256 MB of GDDR3 video memory for the RSX. In addition, it utilizes 550 MHz NVIDIA/SCEI RSX 'Reality Synthesizer' for high graphic performance hich can output resolutions from 480i/576i SD up to 1080p HD. Also, numerous accessories for the console have been developed including the wireless Sixaxis and DualShock 3 controllers, the BD Remote, the PlayStation Eye camera and the PlayTV DVB-T tuner/digital video recorder accessory. The system has Bluetooth 2.0, gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0 and HDMI 1.3a built in .Furthermore, it features PlayStation Network that enables online play. It also features robust multimedia capabilities, connectivity with the PlayStation Portable, and uses high-definition optical disc format, Blu-ray Disc, as its primary storage medium. The PlayStation 3 features a slot-loading 2x speed Blu-ray Disc drive for games, Blu-ray movies, DVDs, CDs, and other optical media.

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  • 2008 model. are there problems with reading disks

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-12-19

  • Getting a PS3 to work on a LCD monitor

    What PC monitors work with playstation 3? I have an Acer V233H that is HDCP compliant and an Asus VW222U and it wont work with either

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2009-09-06

  • My Sound doesn't work at all.

    This happened after i pressed start on a UBISOFT commercial before i came to the game menu ( By the way the Game this happened on is Prince of Persia). Coming to the Menu the sound was glitchy and it got worse when i started the game. A few moments in, the sounds off completly. I restarted the Playstation and found that not even the little tune that plays when you turn the ps3 on worked. I even tried to play PoP agian - though there was no sound. I'm clueless as to what has happened. Any ideas?

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2009-08-27

  • hard drives

    What's the largest capacity hard drive I can put in a PS3?

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2008-09-27

  • Compare the Samsung BD-P3600 with Sony PS-3

    Am considering purchasing a Blu Ray disc player with Netflix capability. Am considering the Samsung BD-p3600 and the Sony PS-3. Can anyone comment on a comparison of those 2 devices? Am not sure if the PS-3 can stream Netflix video.

    Answered by Ethan 2009-12-07:

    I would say the Sony PS-3. It has good performance and features.

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