Sony Playstation PS3 - 60GB
This is the best model of PS3 by far to own. It has 4 USB ports on the front instead of the 2 on the standard models, meaning you can leave your Eye Camera, Microphones, Guitar Dongle and Play TV all plugged in at the same time without having to keep swapping between them all! The card readers are a bonus too, so you can easily transfer photo's and music to your hard-drive straight from the camera / phone to customise your desktop.
I've seen many 'YLOD' errors, but touching wood, my PS3 has been very reliable. It does run quite warm, but I hoover the ports at the side fairly regularly, and haven't had any problems even when playing COD for several hours at a time.
The only real down side is the HDD size. Whilst 60GB is plenty big enough if you are just gaming, but now you can download full games, and I use mine as a PVR to record TV using Play TV, the drive gets full quickly. I have bought a 500GB External Hard Drive to connect by USB (another reason for having the 4 USB ports!), but you will need to get it formatted to FAT32 for the PS3 to be able to recognise it, search You Tube for details of how to do that and you'll save money instead of buying a 'PS3' external drive already formatted.
The graphics are fantastic, and the machine looks sexy - it does show the dust quick though so be prepared to polish it now and then. The other plus side of the 60GB model is that it will play PS2 games. But to be honest, I hardly ever need that facility now as most of the PS3 games have better graphics, so its more a 'nice to have' rather than a 'must have' feature.
On-line gaming is awesome, better than the X-box as its 'Free'. As long as you keep the updates, which unless you're a real techy means you won't be able to run linux any more. They are adding features all the time as updates, and now you can play catch-up on TV with BBC and ITV i-players, as well as 4-OD. You can also down load 'rent or buy' HD movies from the Playstation Store or through LoveFilm.com. Play TV is great too for recording programmes you don't want to miss. However these features won't really be important if you have Sky or Cable digi-boxes to do that function already.
Anyway, if you're reading this review, you're probably already thinking about getting one, so stop thinking and start getting!
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