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Topic # 109690 25-Sep-2012 11:37
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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.

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  Reply # 691066 25-Sep-2012 12:15
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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.




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  Reply # 691068 25-Sep-2012 12:18
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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.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 691102 25-Sep-2012 13:09
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This is the longest console generation ever... so far behind PC gaming/graphics now.

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  Reply # 691106 25-Sep-2012 13:15
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Sony have said they will be supporting the PS3 into 2014/15.... hell, theres still support out there (and games being made) for Ps2 :)




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  Reply # 691142 25-Sep-2012 13:48
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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!




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  Reply # 691184 25-Sep-2012 15:09
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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>

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  Reply # 691214 25-Sep-2012 15:48
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Way to extend the product life, while offering nothing more. It's old, please realise that and bring out something new.




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  Reply # 691250 25-Sep-2012 16:59
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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?

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  Reply # 693017 28-Sep-2012 16:40
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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.




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  Reply # 693028 28-Sep-2012 16:57
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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.

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  Reply # 694859 2-Oct-2012 14:18
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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.


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