Pros Plays Blu-ray Disc media, very good graphics with HDMI cables. Upscales DVDs from 480i to 1080p. Large HDD and it can surf the web and stream Youtube video. Very good games. Nice design. Speedy internet. Has bluetooth conectivety.
Cons No media card readers and Software emulator so it can't play PS2 games and it's only got two USB 2.0 ports. Firmware updates can mess up the console if not careful.
Summary I got the PS3 as a birthday gift from my dad. I 've had my PS3 for four months and it has been running smoothly. My friend who HATES the PS3 says that it gets so hot you can cook saussages on it. I play Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction for up to five hours and the outside does get warm, but not hot. sometimes it even feels cold. The only problem I've had so far is getting The Pink Panther BD to play after I updated my firmware to v. 2.60. But I got it to play. I don't really need the media card readers because I already have a PS2. PS: DON"T HOOK THE PS2 UP TO AN HDTV, IT"S MENT BE PLAYED ON A CRT TV!!!! Anyways I think the PS3 makes a great birthday gift because it supports 1080p unlike the Wii and dosen't get the Red Ring of Death like the Xbox 360!
Pros i love the ps3 cause it is an all in one media center from gameing to full internet controll,BluRay,flash,sd & pro memory card reader memory card thing is kool cause u can put anything on it an upload it to your ps3 you name it the ps3 can do it
Cons on cons ps3 is awsome
Summary THIS EDITOR Jeff Bakalar IS A LIAR R STUIP...For starters I have a ps3 and love it for all it can do he said that the ps3 is not backwards compatible at less with my ps2 games lol. And it does not have just 2 usb ports IT HAS 4 all in front for a key bored ,Mouse, wired controllers , flash drive so u can upload anything u want no your ps3 ,and it comes w/ a game moto storm to me that a bundle , and it has ports for your Memory Stick , SD Memory Card , CompactFlash Card AND FULL ONLINE FROM AOL TO UTUBE GOOGLE WATCH MOVIES ONLINE JUST LIKE A COMP AND HAVE FULL SUSPORT LIKE EVERY 2MONTHS U GET AN UPDATE AND TO PLAY ONLINE GAMES AND TO GO ONLINE IS TOTAL FREE !!!!!?. SO I CALL THIS EDITOR Jeff Bakalar A LIAR R STUIP NEXT TIME U REIGHT A REVIEW UES THE PRODUCT OH YA STOP SUCKING ON BILL GATES $!%& ..
Pros Plays Profile 2.0 Blu-ray discs, can dual boot into Linux with relative ease, up-converts DVDs and other media, easy networking, easy to buy or rent HD movies from Sony online. Frequent and useful OS updates. User replaceable internal hard disk.
Cons DLNA / PS3 can only open a few video, music and picture file formats. Only 2 USB ports.
Summary I have been an occasional PC / Mac gamer in the past, so not having PS2 backward compatibility is not a big deal. I bought the PS3 to play Blu-ray movies, primarily -- and play a few games. I was surprised and impressed with the ability to download movies directly from the PS3. Very happy with this purchase.
Pros Wireless Everything, Blu-ray
Cons Bad Network (PSN), Slow, Account System, A Lot More
Summary I was so excited to get it, but I returned it after only 3 days after coming across so many things I didn't like. First, the PSN (Playstation Network) was terrible. I hated how you make a user name and then it is permenant and you CANNOT change it. They should have at least emphasized more that you need to pick one that you like, and not just make one quick to try out the online play. Second, the account system was no good. I hated how each account could only use THAT accounts save games, music, etc. This became an issue when I wanted to make a new PSN user name and I had to delete my account and make a new one, which also ended up erasing my save games and everything else. Another issue was simply the speed of the system. Hours of updates (5 hours for MGS4), game installations, and just the speed of everything else. When trying to select music or simply navigate through the music, it would freeze up and load and **** me off. Also, I hated that it was limited to only mp3 format songs. I tried to put my iTunes library on it, and ended up only getting half the songs because all the .aac format songs and all other formats were skipped. Plus, it was VERY complicated even finding the mp3's on my portable hard drive and it took FOREVER to copy them to the system. OH OH OH AND DON'T FORGET the ps3 is not yet capable of playing your music during gameplay. This was the last straw in my ownership of the system, and I took it back the day I realized this on top of all the other issues I had.
If I had any suggestions to make, I would say wait on getting the system. Let Sony at least try to work out all the issues that currently exist on the ps3. It had the potential to be a good system, but they released it with way too many problems at a much too high price. The decision is yours, but all I know is I used to be a die-hard fan of the Sony Playstation over all other consoles, and now I am seriously considering an Xbox.
Pros stellar graphics, elegant design, great functionality, great interphase
Cons games, games, games
Summary The only thing preventing me from giving this a perfect 10 is the lack of games and functionality that's oh-so-close. I tried and loved the xbox 360, but for the $$$ you have to go with the PS3. I love the Blu-ray disks and the games that are out look spectacular.
Updates are timely and the online content will only get better. I could envision downloadable movies in the near future. Great experience so far.