Leaner and Meaner: 32% smaller, 36% lighter and consuming 34% less power than the original PLAYSTATION 3 models.
A World of Gaming: Play the latest games with stunning visual and audio quality. From Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Gran Turismo to Buzz! Quizzes and SingStar, there's something for the whole family.
Blu-Ray: The built-in Blu-ray disc player means you can enjoy next-generation high-definition entertainment, displaying the latest movies with picture-perfect presentation.
Always On: PlayStation 3 delivers an "always-on" online experience
Offering a world of online possibilities including multiplayer gaming, text and video messaging, voice chatting, downloading content and browsing the internet.
This product is subject to specific safety warnings
Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision
As DVD playback made the PlayStation 2 more than just a game machine, hefty multi-media features make the PlayStation 3 Slim an even more versatile home entertainment machine. 32% smaller, 36% lighter and consuming 34% less power than the originals, this
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After purchasing a 40" Sony Bravia we were looking to buy a BlueRay Player - the price difference between a nice BD Player and the PS3 Slim was not hugely different so I opted for the PS3. My only other foray in to games consoles was an X-Box many years ago (which I have mainly used for playing back DVDs! The PS3 has surprised me in so many ways...
1)It's set up was very straight forward via HDMIDI cable.
2)It automatically picked up our WIFI (I thought this would have to be an extra purchase). So I can now surf the net 'big screen style!)
3)No extras are required to watch DVDs (I purchased a DVD remote for £14 as my parents found it easier to use than the controller)
4)BBC Iplayer (and Five on Demand) finally comes into its own - the streaming quality and resolution on full screen are quite incredible. (From those that I have tried, the only one I can't play is the ITV one)
5)The resolution on PS3 Games is pin sharp, the Dual Shock controller takes a bit of getting use to until you realise it moves with you! - I would recommend the Wireless mics if you want to use SingStar
I have barley touched the surface of this product yet but, if you are looking for a multimedia player that covers BlueRay, WIFI and gaming I would really recommend this to you!
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Firstly, I have only played one game on this - and that was one which came bundled with it just to see how it performed, so I cannot comment on it's gaming ability very much I'm afraid.
I purchased this with the sole intention of using it as a Blu Ray/media player, as I had seen so many reviews saying how it was the most capable out there.
The console itself looks very good - much slimmer than the original and doesn't look at all out of place under the TV with my Sky HD box. It would be nice if it were flat instead of curved but that's just my personal preference.
Controllers - providing only one is a bit cheap Sony. Although I didn't really intend to game with it, I thought it wise to have a second controller just in case so also ordered the DualShock 3 PS3 controller (PS3). Factor in an extra £33 for each controller over the supplier one that you might want (assuming you want original Sony like I did). The controllers themselves seem very good (in the small use I got from them) - sturdy and not cheap feeling to hold, and handle/operate very well.
I do feel that since Sony push it's ability as a Blu Ray player so much that they should include the Sony Blu-Ray Disc Remote Control (PS3) instead of make you pay extra for it. Yes, you can use the controller, but no one is really going to are they. Factor in an extra £15 for the remote if you want a "proper" remote for Blu Ray use.
Finally, as a Blu Ray player it is excellent. You have to network it to get the best from it, but it's very easy to do and all the functionality is built in.Read more ›
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I decided I wanted a second PS3 to go in my office, so I can play my games whenever I feel like, rather than sitting there sulking when I've been kicked off the big LCD TV in the lounge so that she-who-must-be-obeyed can watch the latest installment of some stick insect parading down a catwalk wearing bin liners!
I've still got the original launch model (60GB with the extra features) and still liked the glossy black finish, the well built feel and the quiet and hushed tones of the fan, even when it's on full. It's a solid and impressive bit of kit.
So, I was somewhat worried that the new machine was going to be some flimsy plastic affair, a bit like my XBox 360. Thankfully, this is not the case at all. It's as solid as the original machine, and the matt-black affect is much better in the flesh, than in the photos you see. It's not rough at all, and it feels well built. It sits well with other black home cinema gear and is definitely smaller than the original - flatter, less height (if both lying down) but just as deep.
Addressing one issue that I noticed in a lot of these reviews, regarding fan noise. Mine simply does not make any annoying sounds. It's quieter than the original PS3. It is not silent like some have said - no fan in a confined space would be, but it doesn't make as much noise - I'd say by at least a half, over the original unit. The fan comes on a little earlier when the machine is idling, compared to the original, but again, this is to be expected as there is less space in the machine now. It most certainly cannot be heard over any games. If your machine is doing this, it is faulty, and should be returned.
Overall, it's the typical high quality Sony kit, that looks very smart and is more accepted in the lounge, than the outgoing model due to the smaller size.
After much deliverance I finally was swayed towards this machine. I am in my 50's and wanted a decent Blu Ray player, and certainly got that.
I agree with other comments and it is a stylish beauty packed with technology. I feel it is let down by the lack of ports to connect to surround sound systems, and the lack of the needed HDMI cable. I found my older sound system was not compatible any longer. I have had to buy a new JVC system which has more than doubled what I first paid for on the PS3! I would suggest to anyone to check out your equipment if you want all that the machine offers. Luckily I have a modern 60 inch HDMI TV with every type of connection possible or I would have been looking to update that as well!