Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




6449 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 493

Trusted

Topic # 109690 25-Sep-2012 11:37
Send private message

Has anyone seen this?

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/09/18/tgs-2012-smaller-lighter-ps3-model-unveiled/

I saw it on the cover of the latest Noel Leeming catalogue.
www.noelleeming.co.nz/

All seems similar, still no rear usb ports etc.
Personally I've been a bit disappointed with how picky the PS3 is with file formats, .mkv etc won't play unless converted or streamed.  All just a little frustrating for something that I'd hoped would be more like a htpc than it is.  Still enjoy it for games on the big TV though and it's still our central DVD/Bluray player.

Just thought I'd share it in case others hadn't seen it.

Create new topic

xpd

Geek,gamer,father
8197 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1072

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 691066 25-Sep-2012 12:15
Send private message

Yeah, same unit, bigger sized HDD and 2 games is the pack.... no hardware change. And they charge more for it than what the "Slim" model costs (or at least thats what reports overseas are saying).

And theyre bringing out a 12GB model... 12 GB is tiny and a rather random size - unless its 16GB SSD and 4GB aside for OS etc.




XPD / @DemiseNZ / Gavin
 
Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 / Corsair VS550 / G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB / Zotac 760GTX AMP! / ASUS H81M-E / Intel Pentium K Anniversay G3258 @3.9Ghz

 

Logitech G400S Mouse / SteelSeries Apex Raw Keyboard / Logitech G933 Headphones / Samsung S23C300L Monitor / Zalman Z-Machine Mouse Mat

 

Internet provided by : Voyager - VDSL 65/28  -  Musical Support by : Like A Storm - Visual Entertainment by : Plex and Steam and Overwatch




6449 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 493

Trusted

  Reply # 691068 25-Sep-2012 12:18
Send private message

Yeah I never understood the big deal about the packaged hard drive. My PS3 got a 500GB drive like 3 or 4 years ago when I got a good price on a run out 40GB fat PS3. Sony even included instructions from memory, so I didn't void a warranty etc.

 
 
 
 


8019 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 384

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 691102 25-Sep-2012 13:09
Send private message

This is the longest console generation ever... so far behind PC gaming/graphics now.

xpd

Geek,gamer,father
8197 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1072

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 691106 25-Sep-2012 13:15
Send private message

Sony have said they will be supporting the PS3 into 2014/15.... hell, theres still support out there (and games being made) for Ps2 :)




XPD / @DemiseNZ / Gavin
 
Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 / Corsair VS550 / G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB / Zotac 760GTX AMP! / ASUS H81M-E / Intel Pentium K Anniversay G3258 @3.9Ghz

 

Logitech G400S Mouse / SteelSeries Apex Raw Keyboard / Logitech G933 Headphones / Samsung S23C300L Monitor / Zalman Z-Machine Mouse Mat

 

Internet provided by : Voyager - VDSL 65/28  -  Musical Support by : Like A Storm - Visual Entertainment by : Plex and Steam and Overwatch


2260 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 691142 25-Sep-2012 13:48
Send private message

Might be further behind than PCs in terms of graphics, but I'd rather have a game on my Xbox or PS3, than setup a LAN.

Although in saying that, my new gaming laptop arrives tomorrow, and my mSATA SSD and extra 16GB Ram arrive Thursday...can't wait!




I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 



6449 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 493

Trusted

  Reply # 691184 25-Sep-2012 15:09
Send private message

Ragnor: This is the longest console generation ever... so far behind PC gaming/graphics now.


I agree with you.  I think the 'next big thing' console wise will have to address the flexibility nature of it all.  Much like apple/android platforms where you can customise what you want it to do. 

I hate the music feature of the PS3 in that I can't browse pre load a next song (someone will probably tell me I can) on the machine or arrange the music into real folders etc.  Playlists didn't seem to import very well and you only get what I'm after if you go the streaming route from another device. 

This is all pretty specific fussy stuff for sure, but I'd much rather a hardware platform I could load custom stuff onto rather than one company ruling the entire thing, limiting how I use the hardware via the use of their software only.

<sorry end disappointed rant>

2696 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1143


  Reply # 691214 25-Sep-2012 15:48
Send private message

Way to extend the product life, while offering nothing more. It's old, please realise that and bring out something new.




Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman



156 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 691250 25-Sep-2012 16:59
Send private message

scuwp: Way to extend the product life, while offering nothing more. It's old, please realise that and bring out something new.


Remember the PS One? 

The PS2 wasn't far behind, so maybe this means we will see the PS4 soon?

2760 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 114


  Reply # 693017 28-Sep-2012 16:40
Send private message

My launch-day PS3 is still going strong. It's a bit of a monolithic beast by modern standards.

As far as arranging music, press the triangle button to get the menu and try the "Sort By" options, I'm sure one of them is by folder structure.




13109 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1535


  Reply # 693028 28-Sep-2012 16:57
Send private message

scuwp: Way to extend the product life, while offering nothing more. It's old, please realise that and bring out something new.


Not only is it old, they are still asking a premium price for it. If it was a couple of hundred, it maybe worth it.

62 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 694859 2-Oct-2012 14:18
Send private message

mattwnz:
scuwp: Way to extend the product life, while offering nothing more. It's old, please realise that and bring out something new.


Not only is it old, they are still asking a premium price for it. If it was a couple of hundred, it maybe worth it.


+1

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Symantec protects data everywhere with Information Centric Security
Posted 21-Sep-2017 15:33


FUJIFILM introduces X-E3 mirrorless camera with wireless connectivity
Posted 18-Sep-2017 13:53


Vodafone announces new plans with bigger data bundles
Posted 15-Sep-2017 10:51


Skinny launches phone with support for te reo Maori
Posted 14-Sep-2017 08:39


If Vodafone dropping mail worries you, you’re doing online wrong
Posted 11-Sep-2017 13:54


Vodafone New Zealand deploy live 400 gigabit system
Posted 11-Sep-2017 11:07


OPPO camera phones now available at PB Tech
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:56


Norton Wi-Fi Privacy — Easy, flawed VPN
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:48


Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad A Series
Posted 8-Sep-2017 14:37


Huawei passes Apple for the first time to capture the second spot globally
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:45


Vodafone initiative enhances te reo Maori pronunciation on Google Maps
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:40


Voyager Internet expand local internet phone services company with Conversant acquisition
Posted 6-Sep-2017 18:27


NOW Expands in to Tauranga
Posted 5-Sep-2017 18:16


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming Oct. 17
Posted 4-Sep-2017 14:10


Garmin introduce Garmin vivoactive 3
Posted 1-Sep-2017 18:38



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.