Concerning switching..

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Mar 14, 2013

Concerning switching.. by whyyes at 2:17 PM (633 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. whyyes
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    I'm pretty much set on switching to PS3. My Xbox 360 gathers dust and I only really play it for 2 exclusives that I'm done with. That all said. I've got a Pro 60GB console and roughly 12 games. Does anyone have any suggestions where the best place to get the most for the games? (So wish there was a way to trade 360 versions of games for ps3 versions..)

    And I suppose also, which type of PS3 is suggested. I can get an 80GB ps2 compatible refurb or a 120 or 160GB slim refurb for the same price.
     
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    Get a PS3 Slim. PS3 Phat has questionable reliability issue, and hard to downgrade if you want CFW installed.
     
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    That's pretty much what I thought. Are there any models I should be looking out for failure wise? The slim 120, 160, and 250 are all within $10 of each other and I don't understand why.
     
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    Slims are pretty good compared to the Phat models in terms of failure rate. So in the end, get a good console (the more the space, the better). If you want to possibly hack the console some time, get a console model with pre 3.56 firmware.
     
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    Focus on CECH-20xxA and CECH-21xxA (available in 120 GB or 250 GB), these two models are guarantee downgrade-able with E3 flasher. Try to get one with 3.55 or below.

    If not you can downgrade yourselves (buy E3 flasher), or ship your PS3 to someone for a fee.
     
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    Alright, probably going to go with the 120 then. Hopefully I can trade in enough to get it for cheap.
     
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    Right so, got the 120. Um. Small text in games. Sucks. So bad. I just spent money on this ps3, now I have to get an hd monitor or tv. Generally what is suggested? If tv what kind, I know there's plasma, lcd,, and led
     
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    Budget? Size? Can't tell you anything till then.
     
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    I guess something around 200. I don't exactly have money to blow on a huge tv. But I do realize it's 2013 and I need something better than my 19 inch crt that's roughly 11 years old. Is input lag such an issue that I should lean toward a monitor?
     
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    Lag will be an issue on 120hz TVs, avoid them like the plague for gaming.

    $200 budget? That's not going to buy you jack shit, sorry. It may get you a 20-something inch at Walmart with a shady manufacture, that's about it.
     
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    Agree, $200 budget isn't going to get you anywhere. Save up money.
     
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    some good monitors could be had for under 200 but problem is the size is only in the 25" range which would seen too small for you.
     

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