So far, are there any advantages to getting a phat PS3?

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by ShinraArmy, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. ShinraArmy
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    ShinraArmy GBAtemp Regular

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    I'll finally be able to pickup a Ps3 soon, and tho i like the bulky machine ill probably ickup the slim model, seeing as it has a couple advantages, that is, unless theres any hack that can only be done to the phat model so far
     
  2. jphriendly

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    No "hacks" per say, however, with the slim model, they will be removing the option the install an "OtherOS." That means no more native Linux installations unless the community gets something sorted with it.

    There may be more but I really haven't read up on what is being removed/added to the slims.
     
  3. ShinraArmy
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    ShinraArmy GBAtemp Regular

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    That might be bad for me, i have some videos on hd i plan to watch on the PS3, however they are mkv formato so im not too sure ill be able to play them on the PS3's regular OS...

    also, any idea if slim havs wifi?
     
  4. jphriendly

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    Pretty sure it will still have wifi built in.

    Edit: Some more info....

    news.cnet.com
     
  5. rustybanana

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    Use a program called mkv2vob and in it will convert your mkv in a few mins and keep all the quality which will then stream fine to the ps3 [​IMG]
     
  6. Joe88

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    just put them on the PS3 via a usb flash drive
    its what I do

    mainly all the AXXO release always work without needing a conversion
    I have about 40 movies on my PS3 hdd
     
  7. quepaso

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    install PMS (PS3 Media Server, google it) and you will wonder how you lived without this software before it.
     
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