PS3 Slim unscrewed
iFixit takes latest console to bits
As postal services the world over prepare for an flood of PlayStation 3 Slim deliveries, the guys at iFixit.com have already taken a screwdriver to Sony’s latest console.
iFixit took the PS3 Slim to bits
Sony’s chief design focus for the PS3 Slim was more effective heat dissipation, iFixit concluded after taking the Slim to bits.
One for the fans
To achieve this, Sony used a large piece of custom-moulded plastic to route air from the console’s fan to its heatsink. The fan, iFixit discovered, has a “massive” 95mm diameter and employs a “whopping” 17 blades.
The cooling assembly minus fan
The console’s interior is dominated by the fan, heatsink and a “desktop computer-sized” Blu-ray drive, iFixit added.
The Blu-ray box
Fix it yourself and new PS3 Slim
This site is awesome. I also found a site that actually sells the new PS3 and has Console Mods and repair parts. www.channelgoods.com
No modchip, no success. Plain and simple, Sony you have screwed up again if this is so. No one wants a console where you have to buy every game, else you'll end up with a expensive unit with three or four games over its whole lifetime. It makes it too painful to purchase anything for the machine.
If a console has modchip and hacking scene then buying the exceptional games and those that take your fancy, is much easier then for a console with no aura.
PS3 slim's low power consumption is truly amazing:
there is no such thing as lossless when converting from analogue to digital and back again. lossless only applies in the digital domain and is even then not truly lossless when the storage medium is optical. you're talking in absolutes which don't exist. ac as obviously this will upset the anti hi-fi zealots.
personally i couldn't give a shit. if it sounds good to you, hook it up whichever way you please.
@Anonymous Coward 15:21 GMT
No cabling is identical (HDMI), it's just assinging who does the decode, the PS3 or the amp, either way it stays in the digital domain, and is totally lossless. I know loads of people make a huge deal about, but all that does it higlight how little they know about what they are shouting about.
At the end of the day, it's inconsequental which does the decoding. The PS3 is more futureproof and better at decoding, the amps have little lights that tell you what codec it is.