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Old 10-07-09, 10:36 AM   #1
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I was thinking of picking up the ps3 slim, I mainly wanted a blu ray player plus be nice to have a next gen console...

I heard there is a a new version coming out end of year with a 250 GB hard drive

What i do not understand is what is the hard drive used for?

the ps3 slim has a 120 GB hard drive? Won't that be enough?

I never understood what the hard drive is for since the game is on the disc?
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Old 10-07-09, 10:50 AM   #2
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I was thinking of picking up the ps3 slim, I mainly wanted a blu ray player plus be nice to have a next gen console...

I heard there is a a new version coming out end of year with a 250 GB hard drive

What i do not understand is what is the hard drive used for?

the ps3 slim has a 120 GB hard drive? Won't that be enough?

I never understood what the hard drive is for since the game is on the disc?
To answer your question as quickly as possible.

Yes, 120 is enough. And secondly, you can upgrade the hard drive by just buying another another one from Newegg or something and installing it.

I have an 80 and about 10 games (all installed) and I still have over 40GB free. I also have 4 games from PSN.
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Old 10-07-09, 11:10 AM   #3
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Awesome that is plenty for me thanks!!!


now i am just trying to figure out where to buy it from and is it worth spending the extra money for an extended warranty...everytime i get one i never use it
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Old 10-07-09, 12:46 PM   #4
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I probably wouldn't bother with the extended warranty. I had a PS3 die on me after 3+ years of use....but I think it may have had to do with the fact that I ran folding@home on it 24/7. I DON'T run folding@home on my refurb PS3...basically, even an extended warranty wouldn't have helped me out any.

Sony charged me 150 bucks for out of warranty repair, which was well worth it since they sent me another launch PS3 with the full PS2 BC.

Thanks! going to pick one up tonight, and i remember my credit card company will automatic double the manufacture warranty, as long as i save all receipts
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Old 10-07-09, 01:29 PM   #5
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this might help. Just saw this on SD(Sony Playstation 3 Slim 120GB Console $243)

"add the PS3 Slim(or older version) to your cart. In the promotional codes, put in:

* 930354 (takes $10 off your total)
* 931073 (20% off your order, only can be used for 1 item)
also you can save an additonal $10 dollar with bill me later for new customers only."

nevermind, the coupons dont apply on the ps3 slim
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Old 10-07-09, 01:34 PM   #6
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Definitely get one, and I would say go ahead and upgrade your harddrive. It takes 5 minutes at most, and it is best to do it before you actually get anything on the harddrive, whereas I upgraded to 500 gigs after having the console for like 2 years lol.
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this might help. Just saw this on SD(Sony Playstation 3 Slim 120GB Console $243)

"add the PS3 Slim(or older version) to your cart. In the promotional codes, put in:

* 930354 (takes $10 off your total)
* 931073 (20% off your order, only can be used for 1 item)
also you can save an additonal $10 dollar with bill me later for new customers only."

nevermind, the coupons dont apply on the ps3 slim
thanks for trying =)
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I picked it up today and so far everything working great


got one question...i rented a blu ray movie from blockbuster just to check it out...and why is it not playing in full screen?

you would think hi def would be full screen?

the quality looked superb just nice to be full screen
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I picked it up today and so far everything working great


got one question...i rented a blu ray movie from blockbuster just to check it out...and why is it not playing in full screen?

you would think hi def would be full screen?

the quality looked superb just nice to be full screen
Huh? Do you mean 4x3? Or what? What movie are you talking about? My guess is a movie that is 2.35:1 aspect ratio and you want it to be 16x9 to "fill" your widescreen. Too bad people like their movies the way the director intended so we get the experience they wanted, huh? :\
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I picked it up today and so far everything working great


got one question...i rented a blu ray movie from blockbuster just to check it out...and why is it not playing in full screen?

you would think hi def would be full screen?

the quality looked superb just nice to be full screen
You mean you have black bars above and below it, right?
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I picked it up today and so far everything working great


got one question...i rented a blu ray movie from blockbuster just to check it out...and why is it not playing in full screen?

you would think hi def would be full screen?

the quality looked superb just nice to be full screen
You have an HD TV right? And it is plugged in through HDMI?
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You mean you have black bars above and below it, right?
Yes

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You have an HD TV right? And it is plugged in through HDMI?

and yes, 50 inch Samsung plasma
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