a few questions about the PS3

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  1. lemonkeyface
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    it's multiple questions, really.

    1. do I need to install the games on the PS3 to play them? either way, is it worth getting a PS3 with more internal memory?

    2. can I hook up an external hard drive and use that to install games?

    3. is there a major difference in consoles? I know the ones you buy new now are the "slim" model. is there any difference between these, namely in the ability to hack them or not?

    4. is it worth buying a PS3 currently and is the library of games good?

    I'm sorry if some of the questions are noobish, but I'm a complete noob myself.
     
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    1. It's preferred, quicker loading times etc and yes, saves n DLC n what not.
    2. Afaik, you cannot.
    3. Yes, the first Slim models and the orginal Phatties are hackable (CFW), Slim 3K and Slim 4K (I think) can be hacked with ODDE's
    4. Depends on what you want to play, It's got a good share of exclusives.
     
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    thanks for the answers. is it easy to get a hold of an older model? I tried looking around and most are slim and I expect them to be the newer models too. what can a hacked PS3 do? play backups and emulate and whatnot?
     
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    CFW can play backups from the internal HDD and emulators etc.
    ODDE's can play from an external HDD and make use of a few homebrews iirc...

    You could try local used gamestores or the ads online in yer area.
    Slim 2K is the one to get, preffered a bit older Slim 2K with a MFR date of 2010.
     
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    thanks again. say I didn't want to hack my PS3 at all and just play games from discs/downloaded regularly, what would the best model be? I'm assuming the latest, since that would have the latest hardware, but looking at the original PSP and how its latest iteration was the street/E1000, I'm kind of doubting sony on finalizing their products.
     
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    Harddisks of PS3's can be upgraded to 2TB without any hacking.
    So you can get a slim from the store and dump a 2.5 inch Harddisk in it.

    For the PSP, I'd go for a 3000.
    There's no benefits to get a Street PSP.
     
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    really? how does that work? just open it up and hook a new hard disk into it with SATA cables?

    oh, you misunderstood. I don't want a PSP, I was making a comparison to the PSP's last version (which was the street and which sucked), to ask which of the PS3 models would be best if I'm not interested in hacking, because normally, you would assume the latest hardware version is best for a non-homebrew user, but sony's last PSP sucked. eh, I'm confusing myself explaining it to you now too. basically, which of the PS3 versions is best if I'm not interested in hacking and just playing?
     
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    The Súper Slim model, it comes with 500Gb or 12Gb (go for the 500Gb model). You cant install cwf on them, bit it is compatible with some ODEs, anyway. To upgrade a Ps3 HDD, just buy one and depending of the model there is a 2.5 HDD Sata slot somewhere in the console (you dont need to open the console, it is something easy, i did it in 40 seconds on my slim ps3)
     
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    the latest firmware screwed ODE so be careful if buying a Super Slim with intentions to get an ODE set up, make sure it's below 4.60 OFW.

    I have a super slim PS3 and it's great. The sliding cover is what turns some people off but it really isn't bad, and your discs won't get stuck if the system ever decides it doesn't want to turn on (Which isn't even a problem for new PS3 models.) It's nothing like the quality of the cheap PSP street that they released. But if you want something for CFW the superslim isn't good for that.

    And it also comes as a 250GB model, along with the 500GB and 12GB as said above.
     
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    1) Selective games.
    2) Yes.
    3) The Slimmer consume less power but are more cheap looking and in terms of high quality it isn't as good as an original PS3 Slim.
    4) Hell yeah for the exclusives!
     
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    alright, i ended up just getting super slim. from what i've read it's probably the best for my needs, even though i would've liked being able to play PS2 games too. thanks everyone.
     
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    I just got a super slim also and I love it. Quite a few ps2 games are available as ps2 classics on the PS store. The only problem is that they may not look very good depending on your TV. I found Vice City to be blurry on my HDTV.