Originally Posted by evilchris
I had a 40GB PS3 for 3 days. Returned to Fry's due to unacceptable fan noise and soft picture compared to my SAL at the time, a BD-10AK.
PS3 can do uncompressed and THD over LPCM to any HDMI 1.1 and up receiver. It cannot bitstream any advanced codecs, however. This is a hardware issue. The untapped power of tEH cELL can not get over the HDMI transmitter limitation of the PS3. DTS-HD MA is dead in the water, the only hope is software decoding in the future and sending via LPCM already decoded.
Fair enough. I don't really get the complaint on the fan noise however, PS3's are really quiet in action (more quiet than our HDD recorder just besides it) and certainly the 40gb version should be the most silent of all PS3 models. Was it that bad, was it just a defective unit or do you just have an extremely low tolerance for noise?