What's left to be said about the Playstation3 that hasn't already been said? This 320GB slim version has replaced my old original 40GB PS3 system, which sadly developed the dreaded yellow-light-of-death problem, so it was time to get myself a new system.
Unfortunately, I used the PS3 as a central hub for all my photos as it's such a joy viewing photographs in such colourful clarity and detail on a large LCD or plasma screen. Massively fortunately though, the hair-dryer-around-the-back method of reheating the unit actually worked and I got the old girl booted up again. This enabled me to transfer all my existing data (photos, videos, game saves, downloaded content) onto the new system once it had arrived, was very quick - amazing service again, Amazon!
So what's so good about the PS3, or rather what do I personally get out of it that makes it such a good investment? First and foremost it's a great games machine, and with the increase of original Playstation games being available to play again it's so much fun playing the latest great games as well as those old classics, which aren't less enjoyable. I've just started re-playing Skyrim again so that'll be it for another few months, lol.
It's also a Blu-ray player, so I can enjoy high-definition movies and video on my TV. Awesome! It is also slowly becoming a depository for all my photos and video and the old music track, but with the ability to hook up to media servers it can stream data from my PC or laptop too. Additional features like LoveFilm or BBC iPlayer being available on the system, as well as the ability to rent and own downloadable games and movies from the Playstation Store makes it a hugely valuable piece of kit which doesn't break the bank: I got my system as part of a bundle with a free Playstation Move pack and additional official PS3 controller, another great deal from Amazon.
Just an incredible machine: awesome games, high-definition graphics and video, fantastic audio, a storage space for photos, video and music, USB inputs, WiFi internet access and built-in Bluetooth - a truly multimedia system that does the job admirably and all within a sleek, quiet box.