Kipobe is gonna get himself a PS3

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I don't fully know why, but I am. I mainly want it as a universal media player. I have lots of questions, but I don't feel like asking them, so can you predict what I might ask and potentially answer them please? That'd be great. I'll likely never remember I made this thread and never check back. I love you, byeeeeeeeeeee! :heart:
 
Yes, Uncharted is a great game.
 
PS3 is GREAT as a universal media player. Its the best BR player on the market and really good as an upscaling DVD player. You can stream all your media files, including music and now most of your video files wirelessly from your PC. Plus it has a fully functional internet browser. You defiently wont be disappointed in its abilities here. As far as games go, listen to Electrok UK. Uncharted is a must.

When do you plan on getting one?
 
If you want to get really hardcore, you can also partition the hard drive and install Linux onto it, and it will be a functional PC on top of all that, the only downside being that it's ram limited, and the GPU is currently locked out.

Also

40 Gig $399
- Plays PS1 games
- Plays PS3 games
- 2 USB ports
- Wifi [edit]

60 Gig $499 (hard to find)
- Plays PS1 games
- Plays PS2 games (near flawlessly) (Also allows smoothing and upscalling)
- Plays PS3 games
- Has all manner of memory stick ports, SD reader etc
- Wifi
- 4 USB ports

80 Gig $499
- Plays PS1 games
- Plays PS2 games (through partial emulation) (Also allows smoothing and upscalling)
- Plays PS3 games
- Wifi
- Has all manner of memory stick ports, SD reader etc (I think?)
- Comes with a game (Motorstorm) (If not unbundled)
- 4 USB ports

You can use any laptop sized hard drive in your PS3. In fact a 500gig hard drive was just announced if the top of the line 160 gig Hard Drive isn't enough for you.

PS3 supports
MP4
DivX
WMV
etc.

You can arange your photos and have them displayed it whatever order you like, listen to music whilst doing so. You can queue up your favorite playlist while surfing the internet. It's really really absurdly slick. THere's still some things they need to sort out, not every AVI or Xvid file will work yet, and they don't have in game XMB (yet) but you really can't go wrong if you're looking for the ultimate media center device.
 
don't forget Zenien that the 40GB has wifi as well :word:
 
Kipobe is a guy? hmm...learn something new everyday...
 
Are the two additional USB ports and the card reader worth the extra cheese if you can simply pop in any old laptop drive for bigger storage?
 
Are the two additional USB ports and the card reader worth the extra cheese if you can simply pop in any old laptop drive for bigger storage?

Depends, I never use more than two USB ports at a time if I happen to be charging my controllers simultaneously. I don't use the card readers but every so often, but if you're big into photography and uploading them on to your PS3 then you'd use them more. I think it comes down to if you want to play PS2 games or not
 
Unfortunately you'll need to get a "PS2 memory card reader" add on for any of these versions if you want to import your old PS2 saves.
 
if you're a Metal Gear fan, then you definitely made the right decision. littlebigplanet is sure to be a huge hit also.
 
Maybe Kipobe could grace us with his presence and inform us if we've answered his questions sufficiently. :o
 
i've actually been trying linux installs resently, and it's not all it's cracked up to be just yet. for example wifi doesn't work under ubuntu or opensuse with the latest firmware. it's pretty annoying downloading things on a pc then moving over my usb harddisk all the time just to try to install things.
 
Yes, Uncharted is a great game.
I'll check it out. :up: So far I didn't pick up any games... I'm not into the PS3 for games just yet... I'll wait until the library pads out some... but I want a great media player, and I was thinking of going for an Apple TV, but this has a good BR player, and I need one of those too. Heh, "need".
PS3 is GREAT as a universal media player. Its the best BR player on the market and really good as an upscaling DVD player. You can stream all your media files, including music and now most of your video files wirelessly from your PC. Plus it has a fully functional internet browser. You defiently wont be disappointed in its abilities here. As far as games go, listen to Electrok UK. Uncharted is a must.

When do you plan on getting one?
Excellent, thanks... yes... that answered most of my questions. Actually, I bought it already... kinda. I have it sitting in my cart on Amazon.com... I thought I finalized the purchase, but I didn't. Just did.
If you want to get really hardcore, you can also partition the hard drive and install Linux onto it, and it will be a functional PC on top of all that, the only downside being that it's ram limited, and the GPU is currently locked out.

Also

40 Gig $399
- Plays PS1 games
- Plays PS3 games
- 2 USB ports
- Wifi [edit]

60 Gig $499 (hard to find)
- Plays PS1 games
- Plays PS2 games (near flawlessly) (Also allows smoothing and upscalling)
- Plays PS3 games
- Has all manner of memory stick ports, SD reader etc
- Wifi
- 4 USB ports

80 Gig $499
- Plays PS1 games
- Plays PS2 games (through partial emulation) (Also allows smoothing and upscalling)
- Plays PS3 games
- Wifi
- Has all manner of memory stick ports, SD reader etc (I think?)
- Comes with a game (Motorstorm) (If not unbundled)
- 4 USB ports

You can use any laptop sized hard drive in your PS3. In fact a 500gig hard drive was just announced if the top of the line 160 gig Hard Drive isn't enough for you.

PS3 supports
MP4
DivX
WMV
etc.

You can arange your photos and have them displayed it whatever order you like, listen to music whilst doing so. You can queue up your favorite playlist while surfing the internet. It's really really absurdly slick. THere's still some things they need to sort out, not every AVI or Xvid file will work yet, and they don't have in game XMB (yet) but you really can't go wrong if you're looking for the ultimate media center device.

:heart: Thanks Zenny... I appreciate the info. Yes, this did answer all my questions.

I actually asked a bunch of questions on another forum, and I got less info there than I did here. :csad: :cmad: :huh:
 
so which version of the PS3 did you buy?
 
Depends, I never use more than two USB ports at a time if I happen to be charging my controllers simultaneously. I don't use the card readers but every so often, but if you're big into photography and uploading them on to your PS3 then you'd use them more. I think it comes down to if you want to play PS2 games or not

What exactly do you use the USB ports for anyway?
 
What exactly do you use the USB ports for anyway?

CHARGING UP CONTROLLERS, CHARGING UP A BLUTOOTH HEADSET, THE PS EYE, AN EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE, FOR TRANSFERRING PICTURES, MUSIC, VIDEOS, MOVIES, AS YOU CAN SEE IT HAS ALLOT OF USES!!!;):D:up:
 
All I know is that the PS3 has a nice visualizer for when you feel like blasting trance and techno.
 
the earth visualizer is perfect for Pink Floyd
 
so which version of the PS3 did you buy?

40gig is all I need, plus as long as it has wifi, I'm set... so that's what I bought. Picked up a remote, and some other stuff... I can't remember what off hand. Also some BR movies.
 
Gammmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!! :heart::heart::heart:
 
well Kipobe be sure to add your username to the list and add us all, I'm Vegas0402
 

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