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New Slim PS3

posted Dec 9, 2012, 6:15 PM by Vu Nguyen

Remember how I said I was going to trade in my Xbox for a new PS3? Well it happened. I traded in about 30+ games and the Xbox and made enough to cover a 160GB Fourth Generation PlayStation 3. Let's be clear, it's not the fifth generation "Super Slim" with the clam-shell slide to open machine. The reason why I don't like the new model is because it exposes the Blu-Ray laser. I've had bad experiences of accidentally touching the laser and screwing up my DVD or Blu-Ray player, so from personal experiences, I would prefer to never see the laser.

Setting up the new PS3 was really easy. I had to verify my ID, so now all my games I previously downloaded are available again for me. It's nice to have a 160GB drive! I can now save more movies on the HD or install more full games on the system.

The only thing that I found was annoying was the YouTube app. It used to ran just fine on the 1st Generation, but this version seems problematic. It would load up, but after you play one or two videos, it starts to stutter. Bandwidth isn't the problem, it's probably with the new PS3 itself. I'm waiting for the app to get updated, but in the meantime, I can't really use it. Crackle and Vudu seems to run just fine.

Other than that, the new PS3 works just fine. In my opinion, it's still the best media and Blu-Ray player in the market right now. No other players compare to its speed and power to render 1080p videos. Plus, it plays games.

If you want to hold out, the PS4 is rumored to be out in 2014.