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#1 Aug 30 2010 at 7:39 AM Rating: Default
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At least for me, kids put a popcicle stick where disc goes and even after removing the stick tho my PS3 will insert and reject discs normally, it won't read them (games, dvds, & cds). So also gives me time to save towards another unit and a reason to finally upgrade to something better than a 40g.

So just a question out there, since now I have to get a new PS3, which model would be best to get?
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#2 Aug 30 2010 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Now if only everyone had PS3 abusing children we can all see the bright side of waiting for a PS3 release :P. To answer your question: Slim is the best way to go, I'm sure its got all the functionalities the big one has (I have the big one, 80GB i believe) but is a lot quieter...the fan is LOUD on mine, I hate it (the fan, not the console) I wouldn't mind an upgrade myself.
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#3 Aug 30 2010 at 8:06 AM Rating: Good
Asyrian wrote:
So just a question out there, since now I have to get a new PS3, which model would be best to get?


The cheapest model that does what you want. I think they only sell those weird "slim" PS3s as new now. Don't bother spending $100 on a larger hard-drive version, though, because it's very easy to buy something like this and swap it for the PS3's HDD.
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#4 Aug 30 2010 at 8:08 AM Rating: Decent
I would call Sony and see if that PSS could be repaired.
If the warranty is still valid then it could help but if its expired then it will cost you $150 to repair and sony would send you the shipping box too.

You can check here for some PS3 consoles:
http://www.amazon.com/Consoles-Hardware-PlayStation-3/b/ref=vg_nav_ps3_consoles?ie=UTF8&node=14210711&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=browse&pf_rd_r=14S8GY6A72612V1B16M1&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1273166062&pf_rd_i=14210751

As for which model is best ide say the 60GB as they have the most hardware features and is PS2 backwards compatible (hardware wise) but they are rare and very expensive ($600 to $1000).
All PS3 models are generally good so i would get a slim 160GB model that is going now for $299.
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#5 Aug 30 2010 at 8:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh yea Illicious brings up a good point, slims aren't backwards compatible so if you have PS2/PS1 games don't go slim.
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#6 Aug 30 2010 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh yea Illicious brings up a good point, slims aren't backwards compatible so if you have PS2/PS1 games don't go slim.

Well, every PS3 model plays PS1 games, just only a few early fat models play PS2 games like the 60GB (by hardware) and the 80GB (by software).
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#7 Aug 30 2010 at 8:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh I see, slims don't play PS2 either right?
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#8 Aug 30 2010 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
SolidMack wrote:
Oh I see, slims don't play PS2 either right?

Right. Slims and many other Fat models don't play PS2 games.

Only Models that play PS2 games are the early 20/60 GB models and only the old 80GB models (not the core 80GB).

Here is a list of games:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PlayStation_3_backward_compatible_PlayStation_2_and_PlayStation_games
That wiki states "Compatible with 80GB PS3" but should say "Compatible with 80GB PS3 non core".

I had a few friends buy the 80 GB model only to be ****** to learn that it isn't backwards compatible with PS2 games.
Sony should of labeled their PS3s with more information.
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#9 Aug 30 2010 at 9:12 AM Rating: Good
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Which brings a curious point..people give the 360 **** for the RRoD but at least it let me play my every Xbox game I owned lol, was saddened when it turns out I couldn't play the better games with my PS3 while waiting for more good PS3 games to actually pop up.
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Haven't tried PS2 games on PS3, but did try FFVII and looked awful on a HDTV. Really blocky. Mind you, it is a very old game.
It is an absolute doddle to swap to a larger HDD though, and doesn't void the warranty.
I also sent two PS2's and a 60GB PS3 back to Sony for their re-furb service and was very happy every time.
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