The PS2 builds on its home-entertainment value by doubling as a DVD player, which allows it to play thousands of feature-length movies and other video programmes, and outdo the VHS format in both audio and video quality. Most DVD movies allow you to select alternate audio tracks, supplemental footage and a host of extra features. Like the original PlayStation, the PlayStation 2 also will play audio CDs.
The PlayStation 2 was designed with future expandability in mind. The unit comes with two USB ports and a Type III PCMCIA expansion slot--the latest standards in PC communications. It also comes with Sony's own i.Link interface, which can connect it to a varietyof high-tech Sony products--from digital cameras to notebook computers. Read our PS2 Hardware Guide
1. Out of the consoles, and I have owned all 3 of the newest (gamecube, xbox and ps2) for over around 2 years, the ps2 is a far out winner.
2. If you want a ps2 to 'do what it says on the tin', get a black one.
3. If you want a ps2 that looks exceptional as well as being a higher functioning model than the original ones, including a close-to-silent fan and integrated infra-red reciever that will not look out of place in any modern living room/bedroom with the ever growingly popular 'silver electronics', get the silver one, and get a silver remote with it.