"The perfect Multemedia system"4.5 starson by nmascar
Pros: Powerful, handful of features, Blu-Ray 2.0
Cons: No legacy ports, Backwards compatibility not perfect
Summary: I have the 80GB MGS Bundle and I love it. Its quiet, even when playing games, fast, has Free online, but not as sophisticated as Xbox Live, and has an integrated Blu-Ray profile 2.0 player, which are pretty expencive as standalones. A couple things I can complain about. Backwards compatibility has glitches occasionally since its software emulation but, Sony gives you a site to check compatibility first. There are no PS2 ports on it meaning you need adapters. In my opinion, the perfect PS3 system would have atleast 1 legacy memory card port and atleast 1 legacy controller port to be able to use your classic controllers and transfer over your old gamesaves without having to buy a hard to find $15 adapter which you'll only use once.
I also have to complain that the system on a D-Link WBR-2310 router comes up with random "You have been signed out of the PlayStation network" errors (Router is basically 20 feet away from the system, 80% signal) I think this is just the router but the wireless card in the PS3 could also play a part. I have tried 2 of the same routers and have a couple friends with the same router.
One advantage is that you can use older PC game controllers on it. While not all may work, its still nice to be able to use them.
Overall I think that the system is a great one for gaming and multemedia. You should get this if:
Online play is not top priority (Free PSN vs. Pay XBL)
You like platformer games (PS3 has many of those)
You want a Blu-Ray 2.0 player (currently one of the cheapest)
You don't care about B/C (Though the 360 is worse)
You want a computer (can run Linux)
One last thing, I call this a pro but could be a con. It is pretty hard to find. Its a pro to me because it means it's selling well.