The Yellow Light of Death
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January 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm #56379Doc-BMember
Is it really worth my time to buy a new slim line?? Are the components any better? I feel slightly that the slim line was built to a budget… You can't even change the direction of the PS symbol on the front of your console depending on if it's standing or laying flat… That's been a feature since the PS2…
I know it doesn't mater to the internal workings of the machine but it's the small differances that matter… Should i just stick with my old 80Gb SKU? And with version 3.15 i can now stream my saved data straight to a new machine….
Worth it or not? Plus i have over 100Gb of info on my 320 HDD, it seems a hassle…January 28, 2010 at 3:19 pm #56384BigWoopMagazineMember
My only complaints about the new slim are that it only has two USB ports instead of four (this really, really pisses me off), and that I can no longer play my PS2 games (used to have a b/c system). Everything else seems pretty damn good. Its quieter, smaller, has a bigger HDD, which is also easier to change out, and comes with a dualshock instead of the regular six-axis.
and the YLOD is pretty much a no warning thing, or it was for me anyway. I played a simpsons DVD. It shut itself off suddenly. end of story, the thing was dead.January 28, 2010 at 5:25 pm #56393ecurryMember
I don't know if the slim is necessarily better than the previous models. I think it is a cheaper version in order for Sony to start making money again, but maybe they learned from there previous mistakes and fixed the overheating issues and saved money by using cheaper components, time will tell. Cosmetically it is no where near as nice as the original 60GB model, it cant stand vertically, the touch buttons are now mechanical, casing has a Matt finish now and no longer semi-translucent, PS logo does not move, 2 USB ports, no SD card support (i have never used that anyway) and it doesn't look as tough and modern anymore
I was just wondering if anyone has ever tried using a USB hub on the slim PS3, if there is any issues with drivers etc., i have never tried one out but could probably do with it. I dont have one as my
PC has 13 USB ports 🙂 but i used to have my controller cable, camera, keyboard and flash memory stick in the Original PS3 but the slim only has 2 ports now I have to constantly plug stuff IO all the time, very irritating!January 28, 2010 at 7:07 pm #56403Doc-BMember
My only complaints about the new slim are that it only has two USB ports instead of four (this really, really pisses me off), and that I can no longer play my PS2 games (used to have a b/c system).
Ain't that been the case since they stopped making the 60Gb SKU's?? I thought all the 60/80Gb machines all use the same SKU… Same with the card reader, i used that for my mobile phone memory card after a night out – straight onto my Ps3…
Does the slimline still have the “spider-man style” PlayStation logo written across it?January 28, 2010 at 7:28 pm #56405ecurryMember
no i am afraid nice writing is gone 🙁 all it has it PS3 wrote on it in black, the same logo they changed on games when they start up
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